Today Michelin announced the Michelin stars 2013 for the Netherlands. The 2013 guide will hit the shelves on 29 November 2012.
Three restaurants in the Netherlands have gained a second star. The new two-star restaurants are: Moshik Roth's &samhoud places in Amsterdam, Stefan van Sprang's Aan de Poel in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam) and Dick Middelweerd's De Treeswijkhoeve in the village of Waalre (near Eindhoven).
Michelin (translated): "With his new trendy restaurant in Amsterdam, Moshik Roth has succeeded in matching the quality level of his former two-star restaurant 't Brouwerskolkje in Overveen". Michelin praises the cuisine of Aan De Poel for its intelligence, creativity and subtle flavours. Dick Middelweerd was awarded a second star for his contemporary cuisine with a clear and personal style.
With these new additions the 2013 guide will feature no fewer than 18 two-star restaurants.
Four restaurants have gained a first star, which brings the number of one-star restaurants in the Netherlands to 81. Among the new laureates are Bord'eau in Amsterdam and Asian restaurant Han Ting Cuisine in The Hague. The city of Amsterdam now has 7 one-star restaurants and 3 two-star restaurants: Ciel Bleu (Okura Hotel), &samhoud places and Ron Blaauw.
The first restaurant in the Netherlands to be awarded 3 stars by Michelin was Parkheuvel in Rotterdam in 2002. Chef Cees Helder of Parkheuvel has retired since and the restaurant now once again holds 2 stars. The first restaurant to be awarded 3 stars after Parkheuvel was De Librije in Zwolle in 2004. Oud Sluis was awarded its third star in 2006. Since 2002 the number of two-star restaurants in the Netherlands has more than doubled.
The Netherlands share a Bib Gourmand guide with Belgium and Luxembourg, the Bib Gourmand Benelux guide. The 2013 guide was released earlier this month and the Netherlands has 105 entries in this guide (20 newly awarded).
A full list of the 2013 Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands in the Netherlands can be found here Netherlands 2013