The Netherlands has more than its fair share of excellent restaurants, many of which are housed within monumental buildings associated with the country’s history. Read on to discover 10 of the best places to eat in the Netherlands.
After launching his first restaurant in 2009, the head chef behind FG, François Geurds, has since opened another fine-dining establishment, an innovative food lab and gastronomy store in Rotterdam. His original venture is currently recognised as one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands and received one Michelin star between 2010-2013 and then two stars from 2014 onwards.
The Michelin Guide has awarded this fine dining restaurant in Rotterdam two stars since 2014 and before that assigned Fred with one star between 2010-2013. The restaurant’s head chef and founder Fred Mustert tailors his menu mainly around French cuisine while employing a measured amount of modern touches and details.
In 2001, Michelin starred chef Gert Jan Hageman converted an old municipal greenhouse in Amsterdam into a restaurant called de Kas. In order to ensure that their meals are always fresh, de Kas uses vegetables and herbs grown onsite inside their nurseries. Their menu revolves around their current harvest and is inspired by modest Mediterranean cuisine.
Nijmegen’s Restaurant de Nieuwe Winkel offers guests an exceptional tasting menu that revolves around fresh, local produce. This incredible six course menu can be order with or without meat and always includes many inventive dishes that involve organic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. A selection of paired wines, beers and non-alcoholic homemade juices are available to accompany the restaurant’s tasting menu.
This charming restaurant is housed inside an old conservatory on western-wing of Amsterdam’s Artis zoo and its spacious dining area is surrounded by elegant plate-glass windows. The restaurant serves many fine-dining staples including several dishes based on classic French, Italian and Dutch cuisine.