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.
Hotel V Nesplein
Amsterdam, May 2021… A perfect hideaway in a picturesque and quiet street at a stone throw away from Dam square, surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and theatres. The 43 loft-style rooms are bright and spacious. Decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage 70’s furniture with contemporary design, which create an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia.…Read More
Manoir Inter Scaldes: a highlight for culinary lovers.
Zeeland, August 2020… Chef Jannis Brevet and his wife Claudia opened in 2001 their lovely estate in the province of Zeeland, located in the southwest of the Netherlands, on a peninsula bordering Belgium. Zeeland is one of the least populated provinces. Surrounded as it is by highly fertile soil and sea, Zeeland shines with its…Read More
Always wanted to cook as a master chef?
Amsterdam, February 2019… Located in the old harbor of Amsterdam, master chef Leo will assist you creating a delicious lunch or dinner at his cooking studio. First, he’ll take you to the farmers market to learn about our Dutch local products. See the vegetables in the garden, the cows in the meadow, have a cheese…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More