Fourteen new Michelin stars awarded to Dutch restaurants

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The interior of restaurant De Librije, connected to the hotel of the same name located in the 18th century women's prison Het Spinhuis in Zwolle (photo: De Librije)The interior of restaurant De Librije, connected to the hotel of the same name located in the 18th century women's prison Het Spinhuis in Zwolle (photo: De Librije)

Twelve Dutch restaurants were awarded their first Michelin stars at the presentation in Amsterdam on Monday. Two others were awarded a second star. Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen, De Leest in Vaassen and De Librije in Zwolle all kept the three stars they already had, according to Misset Horeca.

Restaurants Sabero in Roermond and Pure C in Catzand were each awarded two stars.. 

The following restaurants were awarded their first Michelin star:

  • Bougainville, Amsterdam
  • De Loohoeve, Schoonloo
  • De Millen, Rotterdam
  • DeRozario, Helmond
  • Flicka, Kerkdriel
  • Monarh, Tilburg
  • O&O, Sint Willebrord
  • Olivijn, Haarlem
  • Oonivoo, Uden
  • Restaurant 212, Amsterdam
  • Rijnzicht, Droonenburg
  • Voltaire, Leersum​

"This year is an excellent edition for the Netherlands with the new Michelin stars 2019", Gwendal Poullenec, the international director of the Michelin guides, said according to Misset Horeca. "Our inspectors are impressed by the high level achieved by experienced chefs who have already been awarded. They also found a lot of new names to enrich the selection. These young chefs, who are sometimes inspired by the work of their colleagues, bring Dutch gastronomy to a higher level in terms of creativity, innovation and taste."

On the downside, there are also 11 Dutch restaurants who lost their Michelin star this year. The full list of Michelin star restaurants in the Netherlands can be seen here

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