Amsterdam cleans up at Michelin Star awards

On Monday Amsterdam restaurants received a total of 20 Michelin stars, meaning that Amsterdam remains the undisputed culinary capital of the Netherlands.

The new star guide was presented in the Vrijthof Theatre in Maastricht on Monday.

The biggest surprise in Amsterdam is the entrance of Librije's Zusje, located in Wladorf on Herengracht. This restaurant has been assigned two stars by the prestigious guide after being open for only seven months.

Michelin director Michael Ellis named master chef Sidney Schutte as a symbol of many young Dutch chefs who distinguish themselves with refreshing styles. "Special things are happening in culinary Netherlands. And not just in the big cities, but also in the provinces where many young and talented chefs do wonderful things with local produce."

The Librije in Zwolle, De Leest in Vaassen were the only two restaurants to receive three Michelin stars. In addition to the two 3 star restaurants, 19 restaurants were awarded two stars (including three new restaurants) and 79 received one star (including five new restaurants).

"The middle group of stars is also growing and that is good for the Netherlands, We take good care of things, without too much fuss. This will also be appreciated by Michelin. Working with young people who get the chance to do that is great and that is appreciated." said Jonnie Boer of the Librije.

Five restaurants were given their first Michelin star. These restaurants are the Japanese restaurant Sazanka in Amsterdam, Sinne restaurant in Amsterdam, Wiesen restaurant in EIndhoven, Ratatouille Food & Wine in Haarlem and FG Food Labs in Rotterdam.

According to Michael Ellis of the Michelin Guide, the Netherlands is among the countries with the top cuisine. "20 years ago no one went to the Netherlands to eat", he said "Now we do, and that is a relatively new trend."

Here follows the complete list of restaurants with Michelin stars:

Number of stars Company name City
3 De Leest Vaassen
3 De Librije Zwolle
2 Bord'Eau Amsterdam
2 Ciel Bleu Amsterdam
2 Librije's Zusje Amsterdam
2 @samhoud places Amsterdam
2 Aan de Poel Amstelveen
2 De Kromme Watergang Breskens - Hoofdplaat
2 De Lindenhof Giethoorn
2 Chapeau! Haarlem - Bloemendaal
2 De Bokkedoorns Haarlem - Overveen
2 't Nonnetje Harderwijk
2 Boreas Heeze
2 Inter Scaldes Kruiningen
2 Beluga Maastricht
2 Da Vinci Maasbracht
2 De Lindehof Nuenen
2 FG Rotterdam
2 Parkheuvel Rotterdam
2 Fred Rotterdam - Kralingen
2 De Treeswijkhoeve Waalre
1 De Vlindertuin Zuidlaren
1 De Groene Lantaarn Zuidwolde
1 Koriander Drachten
1 Élevé Leeuwarden
1 't Raedthuys Arnhem-Duiven
1 Basiliek Harderwijk
1 De Kromme Dissel Heelsum
1 O Mundo Wageningen
1 't Schulten Hues Zutphen
1 Herberg Onder de Linden Aduard
1 In de Molen Onderdendam
1 Château Neercanne Maastricht
1 One Roermond
1 De Leuf Ubachsberg
1 Valuas venlo
1 Aubergine Venlo - Tegelen
1 Bretelli Weert
1 Brienen aan de Maas Well
1 Wolfslaar Breda
1 Avant-Garde Van Groeninge Eindhoven
1 De Karpendonkse Hoeve Eindhoven
1 Wiesen Eindhoven
1 De Zwaan Etten-Leur
1 Sense Den Bosch
1 De Heer Kocken Den Bosch - Vught
1 Cordial Oss
1 Wollercih Sint-Oedenrode
1 Mijn Keuken Wouw
1 Bridges Amsterdam
1 Lastage Amsterdam
1 Le Restaurant Amsterdam
1 La Rive Amsterdam
1 RON Gastrobar Amsterdam
1 Sazanka Amsterdam
1 Sinne Amsterdam
1 Vermeer Amsterdam
1 Vinkeles Amsterdam
1 Yamazato Amsterdam
1 Soigné Bussum
1 Apicius Castircum
1 ML Haarlem
1 Ratatouille Food & Wine Haarlem
1 Cheval Blanc Haarlem - Heemstede
1 Lucas Rive Hoorn
1 Posthoorn Monnickendam
1 De Vrienden van Jacob Santpoort
1 Merlet Schoorl
1 Bij Jef Texel - Den Hoorn
1 Kaatje bij de Sluis Blokzijl
1 De Bokkepruik Hardenberg - Heemse
1 't Lansink Hengelo
1 De Bloemenbeek De Lutte
1 Blok's Amersfoort
1 La Provence Driebergen -Rijsenburg
1 Kasteel Heemstede Houten
1 De Burgemeester Linschoten
1 't Amsterdammertje Loenen aan de Vecht
1 Tante Koosje Loenen aan de Vecht
1 De Nederlanden Vreeland
1 De Hoefslag Zeist - Bosch en Duin
1 Spetters Breskens
1 Pure C Cadzand- Bad
1 't Vlasbloemeken Koewacht
1 La Trinité Sluis
1 Katseveer Wilhelminadorp
1 Kaagjesland Gouda-Reeuwijk
1 Calla's Den Haag
1 HanTing Cuisine Den Haag
1 Niven Den Haag - Rijswijk
1 Seinpost Den Haag - Scheveningen
1 De Gieser Wildeman Noordeloos
1 Latour Noordwijk aan Zee
1 Amarone Rotterdam
1 Wereldmuseum Rotterdam
1 Perceel Rotterdam - Capelle a/d IJssel
1 De Moerbei Warmond

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