The Michelin Guide to the Netherlands 2021 has officially been released, with two restaurants rising to two-star status, and eight restaurants being recognised with their first star.
This new edition includes 113 starred restaurants, two of which are existing three-star restaurants; 18 two-star restaurants (of which two are new); and 93 one-star restaurants (of which eight are new). There were also eight green Michelin stars awarded for the first time, and a number of special individual awards recognising the outstanding work of individuals.
The new two-star restaurants include Restaurant 212 in Amsterdam, where chefs Thomas Groot and Richard Van Oostenbrugge display their culinary theatre in an open air kitchen; and chef Hans Van Wolde's countryside restaurant Brut172 in Reijmerstok, which focuses on ingredients and punchy sauces.
Eight restaurants received a one-star rating in this year's guide, highlighting the breadth and variety of cuisine available across the Netherlands.
There were no new three-star restaurants to report, with existing restaurants De Librije in Zwolle and Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen both retaining their three-star status.
News of the new stars was already leaked at the weekend, following a technical blunder by the Michelin organisation when they adjusted which restaurants received one or more new stars in the Michelin app.
Michelin Guide to the Netherlands 2021
See the new stars listed in the 2021 guide below.
Two New Two Stars
Restaurant 212 - Amsterdam
Brut172 - Reijmerstok
Eight New One Stars
Wils - Amsterdam
Daalder - Amsterdam
De Nieuwe Winkel - Nijmegen
Pieters Restaurant - Bergamacht
Zeezout - Rotterdam
Tilia - Etten-Leur
Thijs Meliefste - Wolphaartsdijk
Kasteel Heemstede - Houten
Eight New Green Stars
Eight restaurants received their first Michelin Green Star for sustainable practices including:
De Librije - Zwolle
Bolenius - Amsterdam
De Kas - Amsterdam
Aan Sjuuteeänjd - Schinnen
Het Seminar - Zendered
Lokaal - Doetinchem.
The Food Forest - Ketelbroek
One - Roermond
A number of special awards were given in the 2021 ceremony, as follows:
Alex Haupt, who runs the kitchen at 101 Gowrie received the 2021 Michelin Young Chef Award.
Cindy Borger, who heads the front of house at De Groene Lantaarn in Staphorst was the winner of the Michelin Guide Service Award.
Edgaras Razminas at De Lindehof in Nuenen was awarded the 2021 Michelin Sommelier Award.