20 Michelin-star restaurants in Amsterdam

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There are so many reasons why I love Amsterdam and one of them is definitely to do with its impressive food scene. As a committed foodie, my aim is always to seek out the best dining spots in a destination.

My guide to the finest Michelin star restaurants in Amsterdam will highlight the very best restaurants in this classic European city.

Whether you want city or water views, a delectable selection of plant-based fare, or mouth-watering international cuisine with a contemporary twist, I know you’ll find something to suit your tastes here. 

The top 20 Amsterdam Michelin restaurants are dotted all over the city, with a few to be found in outlying areas such as fashionable Haarlem.

I love the variety of settings: you can dine in a traditional canal house, in a slick and contemporary setting or within one of the most characterful and historic buildings the Netherlands boasts. 

To solve your dining dilemmas, discover my pick of the best Michelin star restaurants in Amsterdam, based on my own personal experiences and recommendations from locals.

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Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

1. Flore

Michelin rating: Two Stars, Green Star

Best for: Flavourful, ethical food

Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, Amsterdam, 1012 CP 

Though there are no three Michelin star restaurants in Amsterdam, Flore’s resume is pretty impressive.

As well as having two Michelin stars – like only a handful of the city’s eateries – it also boasts a green star for sustainability. 

I love that head chef Bas van Kranen embraces a very natural style of cooking, yet every dish sings with flavour. Dutch produce is used throughout the menu, and always in innovative, imaginative ways.

To sample modern, ethical and surprising fine dining, I’d recommend booking your table here well in advance.   

2. Ciel Bleu

Michelin rating: Two Stars

Best for: Stunning city views

Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam, 1072 LH

Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Ciel Bleu is another of those precious few Amsterdam two Michelin star restaurants. Located at the top of the Okura Hotel, I love that there are stunning views over the city skyline to accompany your meal.

The dining room is fresh, bright and furnished with sumptuously comfortable dining chairs upholstered in velvet. 

Ciel Bleu

International influences form the backdrop for your gastronomic experience here. The warm professionalism of the front-of-house team and an impressive wine list will also enhance your visit.

‘Intriguing’ is the word Michelin uses to sum up Ceil Bleu and I couldn’t agree more. It’s a venue where you can expect to be astonished – in a good way!

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3. Aan de Poel 

Michelin rating: Two Stars

Best for: A lakeside setting

Address: Handweg 1, Amstelveen, 1185 TS

Aan de Poel

I love the stunning lakeside setting here, as well as the curvaceous floral displays and twisting copper lighting.

These all set the scene for a memorable meal at Aan de Poel, and the dining room is also flooded with natural daylight. 

A full-on sensory experience awaits here, where the head chef’s technical expertise shines through with every mouthful.

The sommelier is also superb, ensuring wine pairings that will further enhance each dish. I can assure you that it’s well worth heading out to Amstelveen for this dining spot.

4. Spectrum

Michelin rating: Two Stars

Best for: Amazing Asian flavours

Address: Herengracht 542, Amsterdam, 1017 CG

Spectrum’s head chef Sidney Schutte has honed his culinary skills in a number of locations, including Hong Kong.

As a result, each morsel of food eaten at Spectrum displays an incredible understanding of complex tastes and textures. 

The unique setting makes for a distinctive experience: I love that the restaurant is housed in an archetypal Amsterdam canal house.

A clever marriage of the finest Dutch produce and flavours from all over the globe are the true secrets of Spectrum’s success. 

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5. Restaurant 212 

Michelin rating: Two Stars

Best for: A winning pairing

Address: Amstel 212, Amsterdam, 1017 AH

Like Spectrum, Restaurant 212 is housed in one of the city’s characteristic canal houses.

An open kitchen at the centre of it all creates a sense of drama, which I think adds a wonderful dimension to the experience. While the contemporary decor is slick, with clean lines and quirky details. 

A pair of friends, Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot, oversee things at this two Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam.

Their flavour combinations are simple, yet sublime, with no holds barred when it comes to combining ingredients from all over the globe. 

6. Bougainville

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Dam Square views

Address: Dam 27, Amsterdam, 1012 JS

Bougainville Restaurant Amsterdam

I love that the welcoming, intimate atmosphere of Bougainville hits you as soon as you step inside.

Rich fabrics, warm tones and polished parquet flooring combine to create a seriously impressive setting in this historic building.

Bougainville Amsterdam

The view over Dam Square at the epicentre of the city is simply the crowning glory, and I think it’s one of the highlights of this Amsterdam restaurant.

Asian and European flavours are successfully combined here to create cuisine that may seem audacious, but is always flawless in its execution.

The sommelier is also first class, and unearths fine wines quite unlike anything you’re ever likely to have tried before. 

7. Lars Amsterdam

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Contemporary yet classic French fare

Address: Danzigerkade 179, Amsterdam, 1013 AP

Lars Amsterdam boasts a unique Houthavens location, and thus unparalleled views over the water.

Though Lars Sharp keeps one eye on classic French cooking, the other is firmly trained on the modern world. This results in a new take on traditional flavour combinations. 

Dine at Lars Amsterdam and you can expect incredibly photogenic food every time. It’s even more delightful once every morsel melts in the mouth.

I love the industrial chic decor which also creates a fresh, contemporary feel combined with a warm, romantic ambience. 

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8. De Kas

Michelin rating: One Star, Green Star

Best for: Home-grown produce

Address: Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, Amsterdam, 1097 DE

De Kas Restaurant by Kaan Sensoy

De Kas is another Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam with a green star. Over two decades on, this eatery is a beacon of sustainability and produces hundreds of fruit, vegetable and herb varieties for use in the kitchen.

If it’s a sunny day, I’d recommend doing your best to bag a table outside on the terrace.  Having so much fresh produce at the chefs’ disposal results in an array of edible delights. Not a shred is wasted.

Instead, excess artichoke, for instance, will end up as a delicious, silkily textured cream that provides the finishing touch for an already delightful dish. 

9. Le Restaurant

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Global flavours

Address: Frans Halsstraat 26H, Amsterdam, 1072 BR

Le Restaurant

Simple by name and simple by menu at Le Restaurant, which offers a one-off set menu for your gastronomic feast.

Le Restaurant can be found in the vibrant De Pijp district, and I adore its snug booths, vintage lighting and a bistro-style interior. 

Of all the Michelin restaurants in Amsterdam, this is the one where you’re likely to find the most multicultural staff team.

Oriental ingredients and influences are thus evident throughout the menu. Rich flavours complemented by unusual fine wines are what to expect at this wonderful city eatery. 

10. MOS

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: River views

Address: IJdock 185, Amsterdam, 1013 MM

Dark, brooding woods, jewel-like light fittings and chairs upholstered in duck egg velvet characterise the interior at MOS.

I love that this one star establishment also offers superb views over the river from the large picture windows.

Creative French cuisine is where it’s at here, and each and every dish is made to be Insta famous – or a TikTok star.

Expect classic elegance, creative flair and refined fare that’s every bit as delicious as you could dare to wish for. 

11. Zoldering

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: A neighbourhood vibe

Address: Utrechtsestraat 141h, Amsterdam, 1017 VM

With a local bistro vibe and one of the city’s best wine lists (in my opinion), Zoldering is the place to come for a laid-back yet lively atmosphere, an à la carte menu and contemporary twists on French classics.

The selection is simple, yet flavourful and unfailingly well-executed. A trio of wine aficionados has made certain that this is a venue wine fans flock to.

Feature lighting, distressed wood flooring and full length windows with a street view ensure this eatery is also packed with character.  

12. Ratatouille Food & Wine 

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: A gastronomic adventure

Address: Spaarne 96, Haarlem, 2011 CL

Head out to Haarlem for a Michelin-starred feast and you can expect to be taken on a gastronomic journey for the senses.

Ratatouille Food & Wine is another venue where the head chef loves to surprise as well as delight guests. You can be certain of palate-pleasing, creative concoctions. 

Classics, Asian influences and turning culinary traditions upside down are far from unheard of here.

If you’ve never sampled vegetable ice cream or hanker after superlative vegetarian and seafood combinations, then I’d advise booking your table and looking forward to a real treat.  

13. The White Room by Jacob Jan Boerma

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Feasting like Royalty

Address: Dam 9, Amsterdam, 1012 JS

Anticipate a feast fit for any King or Queen when you book a table at The White Room. The opulent dining room is a study in pure white offset by glimmering gold, and the historic building dates from 1885.

Trust me when I say that the kitchen team at The White Room are masters of culinary technicality. Expect a refined assortment of dishes that look too good to eat.

Yet the clever use of exotic ingredients proves that resistance is futile!

14. Vinkeles

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: The classic and the contemporary

Address: Keizersgracht 384, Amsterdam, 1016 GB

The classic and the contemporary are merged in complete harmony at Vinkeles. This building once supplied community housing for Catholic city residents, and the restaurant was then the charitable institution’s bakery. 

Every dish is beautifully judged and well-balanced. All at once the chef shows off his mastery of classic techniques, global ingredients and modern creativity.

Vegetarian menus are available here. Though for meat and fish eaters, the liver, pigeon and turbot dishes can be the stars of the show. 

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15. Sinne

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: The signature dish

Address: Ceintuurbaan 342, Amsterdam, 1072 GP


Trust me when I say that the smoked celeriac dish alone is worth booking a table at Sinne for.

Barbecue-grilled slices are paired with perfect Hollandaise and egg finished with truffle shavings and a garlic sauce.

Perhaps best of all is the fact that you can witness the culinary magic taking place, thanks to the fabulous open kitchen here. 

You’ll need to book early if you want to dine here, as it’s mega-popular.

Don’t worry about the wine list, as the super sommelier here clearly takes great pleasures in guiding guests through their selection. 

16. Cheval Blanc

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: A sweet treat

Address: Jan van Goyenstraat 29, Heemstede, 2102 CA

West of Amsterdam and south of Haarlem is Cheval Blanc, a true foodies’ destination.

The recently overhauled interior exudes classical elegance, and well-balanced flavours are the speciality of the restaurant’s dedicated team. 

Desserts are a highlight, so I’d recommend saving some space for pudding if you love a sweet treat.

For modern cuisine made only from top-quality produce, there’s no better place to add to your culinary bucket list. 

17. Lastage

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: A laid-back vibe

Address: Geldersekade 29, Amsterdam, 1011 EJ

An airy, almost canteen-like feel characterises this unfussy eatery in Amsterdam’s Lastage locale.

There’s a relaxed atmosphere, and guests prize this place for offering refined food that’s refreshingly free from pretension. 

Michelin Amsterdam eateries with one star don’t often come with this kind of price tag, either. So I’d suggest booking early if you want to find out for yourself why this is one of the city’s most revisited restaurants. 

18. Graphite by Peter Gast

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Speakeasy style

Address: Paardenstraat 11, Amsterdam, 1017 CX

Graphite by Peter Gast

The New York style speakeasy entry to this Amsterdam restaurant only adds to the sense of anticipation when dining here.

You’ll need to seek out the Paardenstraat door with a QR code scanner before taking your table – a quirky touch that I love. Your experience at Graphite begins in the elegant cocktail bar.

Once you take your seat in the dining room, expect technical know-how, inventiveness, innovation and a real dedication to the craft of culinary creativity. 

19. Yamazato

Michelin rating: One Star

Best for: Japanese cuisine

Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam, 1072 LH

Yamazato Amsterdam

Yamazato was the very first kaiseki restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star – outside its culinary homeland of Japan.

Smooth, deep flavour is what it’s all about here, and the Owan soup prepared with white fish is a house speciality. 


The sense of occasion here is only heightened by seeing the kimono-clad staff, a Japanese-style garden and interior decor.

Flavours here are fresh, yet always satisfying and silkily textured – I’d highly recommend a visit.

20. Bolenius 

Michelin rating: One Star, Green Star

Best for: Plant-based options

Address: George Gershwinlaan 30, Amsterdam, 1082 MT

Bolenius Amsterdam

Freshly harvested vegetables and a firm focus on Dutch food combine to make Bolenius just what it is.

This Amsterdam restaurant boasts a green star for sustainable practice as well as the ultra prestigious Michelin star. 

Bolenius is overseen by a head chef with a light touch, who creates culinary delights by using the produce from his Zuidas business district based kitchen garden.

Intense flavours, Dutch traditions and an outstanding plant-based menu are what diners can expect here. 

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