Inspired by the world’s most awarded Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky, artist Tadej Oblak has used the bar of five-star hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam as a blank canvas, where each stroke of the brush reveals another story. The Flying Deer is a neo-pop art interpretation based on the characteristic foundations of both Glenfiddich and The Grand, featuring the interplay between classic and modern. The motto of the collaboration between the three icons Glenfiddich, The Grand and Tadej Oblak is ‘crown the occasion’.
Take a seat at the bar or at one of the cozy tables and be amazed by the inspiring art and delicious whiskies. Especially for The Flying Deer, Executive Chef Raoul Meuwese has paired each Glenfiddich whisky with one of his signature dishes. Want to indulge yourself the extraordinary way? Choose one of the special Whisky Flights and discover three different types of Glenfiddich whiskies.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
The place where everyone feels truly at home
With the warm and inviting ambiance of this traditional brown café, The Flying Dutchman is the place in the historical heart of Amsterdam where everyone feels at home.
The conviviality – or gezelligheid as the Dutch like to say – of traditional brown cafes are playing an important role within the Amsterdam culture. These places are pre-eminently the places where known and unknown guests come together for over centuries. This also counts for The Flying Dutchman. Enjoy the casual atmosphere of the classic interior or take a seat on the cosy terrace in the beautiful inner garden of hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.
Let our bartenders, who are always in for a laugh and a good talk, surprise you with a refreshing glass of local beer or discover our extensive collection of whiskeys. Try a delicious Amsterdam snack while enjoying an after work drink or watch your favourite sports match. Let The Flying Dutchman be your favourite café in the heart of Amsterdam!
THE STORY OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
The story about the fictive ghost ship
The Flying Dutchman is located in Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, a five star luxury hotel that breaths and tells the history of Amsterdam. Including the story about the Flying Dutchman. The fictive ghost ship tells the story about a ship that would never make it to a port, doomed to sail the ocean forever. Captain Willem van der Decken lived in Terneuzen and was known as a brave man. Around the year 1676, his ship disappeared during one of his voyages. En route to the Indies, a fierce storm occurred near the Cape of Good Hope. Instead of waiting out the storm, the captain proceeded with his journey, against the wishes of the crew and the weather gods. Since then, he is doomed to sail the seas for eternity. And to this day, the story of the ship ‘that flies over the waves’ is told by sailors all over the world.