The Dutchman speaks about to eat

There are so many great restaurants to find everywhere you go. And every month more than a dozen new restaurant open. There are Michelin star restaurants, trendy dining places and private dining options. Here are a few restaurants I personally visited and which I highly recommend.

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Razmataz: where the locals hang out

Amsterdam, October 2018… If you’re looking to dine in a homey ambiance with interesting flavors and like cocktails… than Razmataz is the place to go. 7 days a week all day dining concept with a cozy cocktail bar, a restaurant and private dining in the En suite room. All have their own entrance and ambiance.…

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Le Restaurant: pure hospitality

Amsterdam, September 2018… With so many new, trendy, innovative restaurants in Amsterdam you can easily forget the classics. Tucked away in the charming ‘de Pijp’ area, Le Restaurant of Chef Jan de Wit has earned its place already for many years among one of the best dining experiences in town. Without frills with just genuine…

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Persijn: Dutch Eatery with rooftop greenhouse

Amsterdam, April 2018… On the ground floor of QO Amsterdam – a new lifestyle hotel committed to the world around us – I had the pleasure to dine at Persijn. The menu shows the contemporary vision of Executive Chef Alexander Brouwer at Dutch cuisine. A tasty treat of several small dishes with ingredients from Dutch…

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Restaurant 212: dining at the chef’s table

Amsterdam, April 2018… Former two Michelin star chef Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot realized their dream and passion for food with restaurant 212. High bar table set around the kitchen creating a spectacle to see the chefs preparing all the beautiful, full of flavor and deliciously looking food creations in front of you. Every…

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Dinner at a private home along the most charming canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, April 2018… Spending an evening at someone’s home, is definitively a memorable experience. No better way to get to know the culture and the people. A chef will invite you in his or her home along the canals of Amsterdam for a delicious gourmet meal in a typical atmosphere. Besides the food it will…

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Tante Kee: idyllic dining at the waterside

De Kaag, February 2018… More idyllic is hard to imagine! Just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. Surrounded by water and swaying reeds, you will find a culinary oasis: Restaurant Tante Kee (Auntie Kee). This restaurant has been one of my favorites for many years now. I’ve been here with family, friends but also clients that…

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Vermeer: with passion and ambition through the seasons

Amsterdam, November 2017… Fresh vegetables and honest food is what restaurant Vermeer is all about. One-star Michelin chef Christopher Naylor does not work with fixed à la carte dishes, but honors seasonal ingredients and surprises you with rich flavors, aroma’s and creativity. I enjoyed the caramelized brussels sprouts, beetroot tartare and the coquilles served with…

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SushiSamba: a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine

Amsterdam, November 2017… Sushisamba opened for the first time in New York City in 1999. Since then, Miami, Las Vegas and London have followed. We couldn’t be happier that they choose Amsterdam to be their new sushi hot spot. And a hot spot it is. Since the opening in September 2017 hip and happening Amsterdam…

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Ratatouille food and wine sparkles in Haarlem

Haarlem, November 2017… Located in a monumental warehouse with a nice terrace along the Spaarne River in Haarlem. A perfect match with the philosophy and passion of Chef Jozua Jaring. Decorated with 1 Michelin star but very accessible, no stuffy ambiance and overpriced food. The focus is on the ingredients and fresh products. They even…

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Culinary experience at Kaagman & Kortekaas

Amsterdam, April 2017…. After a few earlier attempts, I had the pleasure to finally try out this restaurant which has been the talk of the town since its opening. If you are into gastronomy in bistro style, this is the place to go. The open kitchen is the heart of this restaurant and you can…

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