The Netherlands has eight restaurants with a Michelin star. This is evident from the list of star restaurants presented today in the Amsterdam DeLaMar Theater. Seven restaurants have also lost their star, but two of them have closed.
The Netherlands now has 111 star restaurants. Only two have the maximum number of three stars: Restaurant De Librije in Zwolle and Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen.
Eden (Valkenswaard), Marrees (Weert), Versaen (Ravenstein), Beluga Loves You (Maastricht), Rantrée (Maastricht), Noble Kitchen (Cromvoirt), Salt and Lemon (Oosterhout) and Graphite by Peter Gast (Amsterdam) were invited today for receive a star first.
This year no two-star restaurants have been added. All restaurants with two stars retain the distinction. That means that there are seventeen two-star restaurants in the Netherlands. Last year there was a third three-star restaurant, De Leest in Vaassen, but last October the owners decided stop the restaurant after 17 years.
The first Michelin Guide 2020 was received by the wife and daughter of top chef Lucas Rive, who was late last month died after a short illness. Rive became the youngest two-star chef in the country at the age of 27. For more than 26 years he worked as a chef at restaurant De Bokkedoorns in Overveen, which under his leadership held two Michelin stars for 22 years.
In addition to the Michelin stars, three other prizes were awarded today. The Young Chef Award went to the 23-year-old Cas Pikaar from restaurant Doyy in Eindhoven. Peter Bruins from restaurant de Bokkedoorns received the Service Award and the best sommelier of the year is Koen van der Plas from Heemstede Castle in Houten.