Michelin Guide Netherlands Awards ‘Green Star’ to Eight First Time Winners for Sustainability

Apr 5, 2021 | Insight

The Netherlands also added two restaurants to the 16 that already have Two Stars.


The Michelin Guide Netherlands 2021 has revealed two restaurants that have risen to Two-Star status along with eight others in the country that have received their first Star. This year’s guide features a total of 113 starred restaurants in The Netherlands.

The two star winners are Thomas Groot and Richard van Oostenbrugge’s  Restaurant 212 in Amsterdam and, Brut172 in Reijmerstok.

“In these extremely challenging times for the restaurant industry, it was particularly important for us to publish the Michelin Guide Netherlands to encourage restaurateurs, highlight their exceptional commitment and showcase their talent,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

Image via Michelin Guide

“Over the past year, beyond the excellent gastronomic experiences our teams have enjoyed, they were especially delighted to see that chefs and their teams have continued to do their utmost to breathe life into their art and inspire their customers, who they are eager to welcome back to their restaurants. This momentum is remarkable in every way. It shows that restaurants in the Netherlands have not lost any of their creativity or commitment, especially when it comes to sustainable gastronomy,”

Two restaurants in the country hold the honor of Three Michelin Stars: De Librije in Zwolle and Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen.

Green Star Winners for Sustainable Fine Dining

Introduced for the first time this year in the Netherlands, the Michelin Green Star honors restaurants demonstrating a strong commitment to making fine dining more sustainable. “With this new award, the Michelin Guide wants to act as the voice for these particularly inspiring and ambitious professionals, whose virtuous initiatives reflect their commitment to working toward more sustainable forms of fine dining,” they said in a release.

Eight restaurants have received their very first Michelin Green Star. According to Michelin:

Jonnie Boer of restaurant De Librije in Zwolle is an ambassador for his region inspiring many chefs to (re)discover local produce. Chefs Luc Kusters and Jos Timmer from restaurants Bolenius and De Kas, both located in Amsterdam, have placed vegetables at the heart of their sustainable cuisine, acting on a philosophy they share with Jean Thoma at Aan Sjuuteeänjd in Schinnen. Short supply chains are central to chefs Jelle Wagenaar from restaurant Het Seminar in Zenderen and Bjorn Massop at Lokaal in Doetinchem. The “food forest” Ketelbroek has found a new ambassador in seasoned chef Emile Van Der Staak from De Nieuwe Winkel in Nijmegen. A special mention also goes to Edwin Soumang and his restaurant One in Roermond, where he expresses his sustainable vision both in the dishes he serves and in the experiences his restaurant creates.

You can learn more about this year’s winners in The Netherlands at: guide.michelin.com/nl

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