When it comes to authentic Dutch cuisine, fine dining restaurants in Amsterdam might not be your first choice. However, if you’re looking for a food experience in modern gastronomy, then there are a number of high-end restaurants available.
Traditional food experiences in Amsterdam will often include the acquired taste of raw herring, or “Going Dutch” on a portion of cheesy chips. After all, the way of life in the capital is relaxed and laid back. Where the perfect meal can be as simple as ordering street food as you watch the boats float by along the picturesque canals.
However, when it comes to the likes of Michelin Starred restaurants in Amsterdam, your culinary experience will be something else. With a menu that will offer both locals and international foodies an altogether different side to Amsterdam’s local cuisine.
The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Amsterdam
Below are just 5 of the best fine dining restaurants in Amsterdam. Given these are some of the cities more exclusive venues, booking in advance is highly recommended.
Having recently received the 2nd of the restaurants 2 Michelin Stars, Executive Chef Bas Van Kranen has been rewarded for his creative yet contemporary style.
The Michelin Starred Restaurant is in pride of place overlooking the Amstel River. With the best views in the house reserved for the ultimate private dining experience. Seating up to 12 guests, the private dining room plays host to a 6 to 8 course tasting menu. Privately designed for any occasion.
With views across the city, this is certainly one of the fine dining restaurants in Amsterdam to visit. Albeit, assuming you’re not afraid of heights!
The restaurant is on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura, giving diners a food experience that goes far beyond amazing cuisine. With both a lunchtime and dinner menu available, you can also sit at the chefs’ table watching the team cook your meal.
Possibly one of the nearest examples to authentic Dutch cuisine, albeit in a more refined setting, is with a tasting menu at De Silveren Spiegel.
The building dates back to the early 17th century, with its menu also known for largely sticking to the classics. Dutch trout, Rib Eye of Beef and the freshly delivered catch of the day are just a few dishes available. Although, our personal choice would be to choose all 7 courses.
De Kas thrives on ingredients from its huge garden, giving diners an experience that really does deliver from plant to plate.
Restaurants having their own private garden has started to become normality in certain circles. However, the sheer volume of produce available at De Kas has to be seen to be believed. Where the onsite gardeners are of just as important as your private chef.
With a menu designed to question all 5 senses, this food experience in Amsterdam is intriguing as much as it is delicious.
It’s another of the Netherlands award-winning Michelin Starred restaurants, albeit one that doesn’t cost over the odds. The team enjoy coming up with new concepts, working with the latest gadgets and techniques. Their latest innovation being ketchup, liqueur and gin & tonic caviar.
Food and Drink Experiences in Amsterdam
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Whatever takes your interest, we have plenty of food and drinks tours, experiences and much more available online.