congratulations to the duchess, le restaurant & the white room!
Today was an exciting day for many restaurants, because the Michelin stars of 2018 were awarded. All year the best chefs in the country and their teams are doing everything there must be done to get this coveted star. So today, it was raining stars, also in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam restaurants The Duchess, Le Restaurant and the White Room have received a Michelin star. Bord’Eau sadly lost one of their two stars. In total, Amsterdam went from 21 to 23 stars and that makes a total of fifteen one starred restaurants and four two starred restaurants in Amsterdam. Of course we wouldn’t be Yourlbb if we’d present you an overview of all the Michelin starred restaurants in Amsterdam in 2018!
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2 Michelin starred restaurants in amsterdam
Ciel Bleu: Since 2008 the restaurant Ciel Bleu of the Okura hotel is the proud owner of two Michelin stars.
Librije’s Zusje: Chef Sidney Schutte and his team have their two stars of the restaurant of the Waldrof Astoria for two years already.
&Moshik: Formerly &Samhoud Places, the restaurant that opened in 2012 and got its two stars already after three months. Led by chef Moshik Roth.
Aan de Poel: Restaurant Aan de Poel in Amstelveen, led by chef Stefan van Sprang, has also been awarded two stars once again this year.
1 Michelin starred restaurants in Amsterdam
The Duchess: Big surprise this year is the star for The Duchess in the W Hotel. The dishes are inspired by the French-Italian cuisine.
The White Room: The White Room, led by signature chef Jacob Jan Boerma, also received their first star this year. But a special applaus for Chef Arturo Dalhuisen who runs the kitchen on a daily basis. So deserved!
Le Restaurant: Le Restaurant lost its star last year because the restaurant closed temporarily and later reopened at a new location: this year the restaurant has its star back.
Bord’Eau: The cuisine of the restaurant gastronomique of Hotel De L’Europe will be taken over by Bas van Kranen on January 1.
Bolenius; Hidden among the skyscrapers of the Zuidas chef Luc Kusters and his team are cooking the best dishes full of natural flavors.
Bridges: The fish restaurant, inspired by Ron Blaauw, on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal keeps surprising you with the refined dishes.
Lastage: At Lasagne they’ve put the star in the basement, because chef Rogier van Dam doesn’t want to show it off. His main goal is to keep cooking delicious meals for an affordable price.
MOS: Led by chef Egon van Hoof the most delicious French-international dishes are served in a chic but relax setting on a beautiful location at MOS Amsterdam.
RIJKS: It’s not only the first star for RIJKS of chef Joris Bijdendijk, it makes RIJKS the biggest starred restaurant of the country as well.
RON Gastrobar: The golden combination of urban gastro-bar with a cool, bubbly vibe and delicious sensational dishes keeps its star of course.
Sazanka: At this teppanyaki restaurant of the Okura Hotel chef Masaori Tomikawa takes you along on a culinary trip to Japan.
Yamazato: But also in the next door Yamazato in the Okura hotel you can wine and dine the Japanese way.
Sinne: Classic French dishes with a twist from the Mediterrean and Oriental cuisine led by chef Alexander Louannou.
Vermeer: Chef Chris Naylor and his team are cooking the stars from heaven in the restaurant of the NH Collection Barbizon Palace Hotel with vegetables from their own vegetable garden.
Vinkeles: The restaurant of The Dylan where you enjoy the best dishes of chef Dennis Kuiper in a comtemporary setting.
Enough Michelin starred restaurants in Amsterdam to choose from next year!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
Amsterdam Light festival
Sail along the light artworks in the city center of Amsterdam, during Amsterdam light festival.Book a tour >>
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
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Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>