Dutch food

Dutch food & cuisine

You can find Dutch cheese all over the world, but the rest of the Dutch food & cuisine is not very well known. In the Netherlands there are several areas where you can find beautiful local food. If you are a foodie or interested in great quality food make sure you visit these places during your stay in the Netherlands.

Food Areas

  • Maastricht – you will find the loveliest fruit tarts (Vlaai) of the country in this beautiful city. Visit a local bakery in the morning and you will have plenty of choice.
  • Limburg – this province is well known for its fresh asparagus and strawberries.
  • ’s Hertogenbosch – In the bakeries of this city you will find Bossche bollen, chocolate covered puffs filled with cream.
  • Gelderland – The National Park the Hooge Veluwe is located in this province and you will find lots of game dishes in this area.
  • Texel – This island is covered with Dutch sheep. You can find the most delicious lams meat here.
  • Alkmaar and Gouda – these cities are famous for its cheese. Visit the local cheese market and find out the difference between all these lovely cheeses.
  • Scheveningen – is the port of the city of the Hague. Every day many fishermen catch the fish at sea and bring it to the many restaurants around the area.
  • Rotterdam – the Markthal is one big fest for food lovers. From breakfast to deserts, from sweets to savory, from local to international. I can spend all day to try out all the nice foods Rotterdam has to offer.
  • Zeeland – Is the main area for beautiful seafood like mussels and oysters.

Michelin star Restaurants 2017

Every year Michelin rates a lot of restaurants around the world. This is the list of Michelin star restaurants in the Netherlands.

Restaurants with three stars ***

Vaassen – De Leest
Zwolle – De Librije

Restaurants with two stars **

Amsterdam – Bord’Eau
Amsterdam – Ciel Bleu
Amsterdam – Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam
Amsterdam – &Samhoud places
Amsterdam/Amstelveen – Aan de Poel
Breskens/Hoofdplaat – De Kromme Watergang
Giethoorn – De Lindenhof
Haarlem/Overveen – De Bokkedoorns
Harderwijk – ‘t Nonnetje
Heeze – Tribeca (New)
Kruiningen – Inter Scaldes
Maasbracht – Da Vinci
Maastricht – Beluga
Nuenen – De Lindehof
Rotterdam – FG – François Geurds
Rotterdam – Parkheuvel
Rotterdam/Kralingen – Fred
Waalre – De Treeswijkhoeve
Zuidwolde – De Groene Lantaarn

Restaurants with one star *

Amersfoort – Blok’s
Amsterdam – Bolenius (New)
Amsterdam – Bridges
Amsterdam – Lastage
Amsterdam – MOS (New)
Amsterdam – RIJKS® (New)
Amsterdam – RON Gastrobar
Amsterdam – Sazanka
Amsterdam – Sinne
Amsterdam – Vermeer
Amsterdam – Vinkeles
Amsterdam – Yamazato
Amsterdam/Duiven – ’t Raedthuys
Beetsterzwaag – De Heeren van Harinxma
Bennekom – Het Koetshuis
Blokzijl – Kaatje bij de Sluis
Breda – Wolfslaar
Breskens – Spetters
Bussum – Soigné
Cadzand / Cadzand-Bad – Pure C
Castricum – Apicius
Drachten – Koriander
Driebergen-Rijsenburg – La Provence
Eindhoven – Avant-Garde Van Groeninge
Eindhoven – De Karpendonkse Hoeve
Eindhoven – Wiesen
Eindhoven – Zarzo
Etten-Leur – De Zwaan
Groningen / Aduard – Herberg Onder de Linden
Den Haag – Calla’s
Den Haag – HanTing Cuisine
Den Haag / Rijswijk – Niven
Haarlem – ML
Haarlem – Ratatouille Food en Wine
Haarlem / Heemstede – Cheval Blanc
Hardenberg / Heemse – De Bokkepruik
Harderwijk – Basiliek
Heelsum – De Kromme Dissel
Heerlen – Cucina del Mondo (New)
Hengelo – ’t Lansink
’s-Hertogenbosch – Noble (New)
’s-Hertogenbosch – Sense
’s-Hertogenbosch  / Vught – De Heer Kocken
Holten / Holterberg – De Swarte Ruijter
Hoorn – Lucas Rive
Houten – Kasteel Heemstede
Koewacht – ’t Vlasbloemeken
Leeuwarden – Élevé
Leuvenum – Het Roode Koper
Linschoten – De Burgemeester
Loenen aan de Vecht – ’t Amsterdammertje
Loenen aan de Vecht – Tante Koosje
De Lutte – De Bloemenbeek
Maastricht – Château Neercanne
Maastricht – Tout à Fait
Monnickendam – Posthoorn
Noordeloos – De Gieser Wildeman
Noordwijk aan Zee – Latour
Oss – Cordial
Roermond – One
Rotterdam – Amarone
Rotterdam – FG Food Labs
Rotterdam – Joelia
Rotterdam – Wereldmuseum
Rotterdam / Capelle aan den IJssel – Perceel
Rotterdam / Schipluiden – Aan de Zweth
Santpoort – De vrienden van Jacob
Schoorl – Merlet
Sint-Oedenrode – Wollerich
Sluis – La Trinité
Texel – Bij Jef
Ubachsberg – De Leuf
Venlo – Valuas
Venlo / Tegelen – Aubergine
Vreeland – De Nederlanden
Wageningen – O Mundo
Warmond – De Moerbei
Weert – Bretelli
Well – Brienen aan de Maas
Wilhelminadorp – Katseveer
Winterswijk – Strandlodge
Wouw – Mijn Keuken
Zeist/Bosch en Duin – De Hoefslag
Zuidlaren – De Vlindertuin
Zutphen – ’t Schulten Hues

Make sure you book your Michelin star restaurant of your choice well in advance. Some restaurants are booked months in advance.

Photo credits: NBTC Holland Marketing (Bossche Bollen)

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