Michelin Star Restaurants in Amsterdam. Fine Dining at its best

Some travelers would plan a vacation around visiting a restaurant holding a Michelin Star. Amsterdam is home to 20 of these restaurants, and actually 4 of these hold 2 Michelin Stars. There are currently no Restaurants in Amsterdam with 3 stars. This is the maximum amount of awarded stars. Experience fine dining at its best in Amsterdam with restaurants that hold a Michelin star.

Having a Michelin star for a restaurant means that they have a standard in exceptional food and service. Having 1 star is described as a “very good restaurant in its category”. For 2 stars it would mean “excellent cooking, worth a detour”. To get 3 stars a restaurant is worthy off “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”.

To get a star, a Michelin inspector should have reviewed the restaurant and certain criteria have to be met. But both inspectors and criteria are anonymous. This is so that a restaurant will serve VIPs the same as non-VIPs.

All these Michelin star restaurants are located in Amsterdam. Are you looking for Michelin restaurants slightly outside of Amsterdam, then click the link? TIP: These restaurants are popular, make a reservation upfront. Use the link or number to contact the restaurants.

Spectrum (2 stars)

This Restaurant is previously known as Librije’s Zusje. Chef Sidney Schutte and restaurant manager Sascha Speckemeier are the brilliant minds behind this restaurant. They were awarded 2-Michelin stars within 7 months of opening! Expect a breathtaking fine dining experience with a beautiful and classy restaurant. The food is elegant and prepared by experts. The wines chosen by sommeliers matches perfectly with your dishes.

Aan de Poel (2 stars)

Not only does this restaurant have 2 Michelin stars but it also offers 2 stunning views. A seasonal over the lake view and an open kitchen to see the chefs perform their magic. Stefan Sprang, the chef in Aan de Poel, and his team specialize in local and international dishes at the highest level. The wines consist partially of classic vintages and others come from undiscovered vineyards.

Moshik (2 stars)

Just walking distance from Amsterdam Central you can find &Moshik. Moshik, the chef, has experience in several Michelin Star restaurants. He is inspired by cultures and creates innovative creative dishes. This restaurant received 2 stars after opening in 2012.

Ciel Bleu (2 stars)

On the 23rd floor, with a panoramic view of the Skyline of Amsterdam, you can enjoy fine dining at it’s best. Chefs Arjan Speelman and Onno Kokmeijer use only the best seasonal products available. This 2-star Michelin restaurant believes in “guestronomy”, where everything will be a journey: The Welcome, service, view, food, wine and goodbye.

If you are in a group of 4 to 10, you can choose to dine at the chef’s table. You will be in the kitchen with still the amazing view of outside but also get to see how the food is prepared.


Yamazato is in the same hotel (Okura) as Ciel Bleu. It is on the ground floor, so, unfortunately, no skyline view. But their fine dining is well worth it. Next to sushi and their a-la-carte menu, they serve Japanese Kaiseki Ryori. These used to be small dishes served during tea ceremonies and nowadays it is for elaborate fine dining. Order these dishes before 8.30 pm.

Yamazato holds 1 Michelin star since 2002 and is run by Executive Chef & Manager Masanori Tomikawa and his Japanese team. Step in this restaurant and feel like you’re in Japan. The authentic decor is made according to Japanese standards.


Before or after touring through the museums at Museumplein (Museum square) you can try to lunch/dine at Rijks. The Rijks Restaurant is next to the Rijksmuseum. The chef, Joris Bijdendijk, and his young team expertise in the cuisine of the Low Lands. When you translate the Netherlands it actually means the low lands. Often the tastes are inspired by tastes other countries. This restaurant holds it Michelin star already since 2016.

Bridges Dining

If you like fish and fine dining, then you can’t go wrong with this one. Chef Raoul Meuwese describes his dishes as classic French dishes with international influences and a modern twist. In this restaurant, you can dine in the kitchen with a group of maximum 6 people. There is a private room for up to 12 people that like cigars, whiskeys, and cocktails.

The Duchess

This Michelin Star Restaurant is inspired by the French period Belle Époque. Their cuisine is called Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine and it originates from Southern France and Italy. Fine dining here looks magical in their room and exquisite decor. Their concept is where past and present enrich each other. Elegance and sophistication of a royal past with the comfort and ease of now.

Restaurant 212

This restaurant has a totally different way of dining. They call it a no-table-restaurant and the chefs behind it are Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot. You would sit around the kitchen with all the other guests. This could be just people you wouldn’t know. So just for your info, it’s not a private or romantic setting, unless you really love this.


A fine dining establishment overlooking the NDSM-dock. Here you eat in cozy, intimate space. Their cuisine is French international-inspired with a twist of exciting combinations. This Michelin star restaurant is also great for vegetarians as they customize the menu for you.

Other Michelin star restaurants in Amsterdam for Fine Dining opportunities:

  • Bolenius
  • Vinkeles
  • Bord’Eau
  • Bourgainville
  • Sinne
  • Ron Gastrobar
  • Lastage
  • The White Room by Jacob Jan Boerma
  • Le Restaurant
  • Vermeer

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