These restaurants may call themselves a Michelin restaurant as of today

Today was an important day for gastronomic Holland. At the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam, the Michelin stars for 2022 were awarded. Many chefs waited in suspense whether their restaurant would receive an (extra) Michelin star pasted on its facade. Today, these restaurants received their first star with verve: an ode to the culinary newcomers at the top.Text: Patrick Stoffer

Restaurant Flore

Chef Bas van Kranen was the only one to receive two Michelin stars directly with his restaurant Flore. He replaced restaurant Bord'Eau in hotel De l'Europe (one Michelin star) last year for Flore's new concept, which uses mainly light and local products.

The Jeweler in Amsterdam

Restaurant De Juwelier can be found on the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam. The bistro is owned by chefs Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot, who, by the way, are no strangers to several Michelin stars to their name. Restaurant 212, also on Utrechtsestraat, has no less than two stars. So as of today, De Juwelier may also officially call itself a Michelin restaurant.

Pikaar in Hilvarenbeek

Young chef Cas Pikaar already received a Young Chef Award in 2020 for his culinary services at Doyy in Eindhoven, but now he may also receive a star for his own restaurant in Hilvarenbeek.

Attic in Amsterdam

Once again, a restaurant on Utrechtsestraat falls in the awards: restaurant Zoldering. The modern French restaurant has excellent wines and boasts three sommeliers. In the lively neighborhood bistro, enjoy excellent French dishes, such as a vegetarian interpretation of filet american or red mullet.

Atelier in Gulpen

At Atelier, you never really get what you expect. After all, Chef Hans Kinkartz knows how to combine familiarity with excitement and surprise in every dish. You are absolutely assured of culinary customization at this French restaurant.

Alma in Oisterwijk

Since November 2019, chef Wouter van Laarhoven and his partner Malou Hagenaars have been running restaurant Alma in the historic De Swaen building in Oisterwijk, where renowned chef Cas Spijkers was once awarded two Michelin stars. Their fine dining restaurant is all about quality and hospitality. Downstairs in the building, the catering couple runs a second bistro-style eatery, Alma bodega.

Lars Amsterdam

On the Danzigerkade in Amsterdam you'll find Restaurant Lars, tucked away on a floor of the Moxy Hotel. A warm and homey fine dining restaurant, where you can enjoy a seasonal menu. A catering concept developed by Lars Scharp and Floor Wiggers, who met a few years ago at Restaurant Aan de Poel ** in Amstelveen.

Vigor in Vught

At Vigor, nothing is superfluous, each ingredient supporting the balance of flavors. This is a total experience, drawn by chef Lars Albers and host Randy Bouwer, two friends who are well matched and you can tell.

The Goose Nest in Rijswijk

Erik Tas, also known for Bib Gourmand Bij Erik in Leidschendam, is at the helm of 't Ganzennest. He retained the authentic allure of the building and refreshed the restaurant with the necessary elegance in corona time. Now he is awarded a Michelin star for that.

Noor in Groningen

Restaurant Noor works exclusively with seasonal produce, which results on the plate in dishes that are sometimes unorthodox, bold or quirky, but always have depth and sophistication. De Nieuwe Winkel in Nijmegen and Julemont in Wittem are also newcomers to restaurants with two Michelin stars, but they were previously awarded one star.

The Greenhouse in Amsterdam

Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam-Oost has been around since 2000, but since 2018 it has been owned by Wim de Beer and Jos Timmer, who previously worked at Rijks and Vermeer, among others. The focus is on local and sustainable. With vegetables in the lead role, harvested in the morning and on your plate during lunch or dinner. For the design of the restaurant they collaborated with interior designer Piet Boon.