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Rotterdam counts 9 Michelin Star restaurants. Every year the coveted stars of the Michelin Guide are awarded to the best restaurants in the Netherlands. Getting a Michelin Star is a huge accomplishment for a restaurant and proves that it’s a place with extraordinary food and great service. Below we share all the restaurants in Rotterdam that currently have one or more stars. We’ve also included one restaurant that is just outside of our city, but definitely worth a little detour!
9 Michelin Star restaurants in Rotterdam
In 2002, Parkheuvel was the first restaurant in the Netherlands that received three Michelin stars. After the current chef Erik van Loo took over the restaurant in 2006, he had to prove he was worth the three stars by the testers of the Michelin guide and went back to one star. That didn’t stop him and since 2009, Parkheuvel received two stars again. Parkheuvel is located next to the Maas river and offers a beautiful view while you enjoy new flavors.
Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL Rotterdam
2. FG Restaurant
In 2010, FG Restaurant received its first Michelin Star. Since 2014, the FG Restaurant is the proud owner of two Michelin Stars. Led by the well known Masterchef François Geurds, who is known for his unique ‘taste laboratory’, his restaurant is a real experimental kitchen where he comes up with the most unique creations.
Katshoek 37, 3032 AE Rotterdam
Restaurant Fred was awarded with one Michelin Star in 2010 and received their second star in 2014. The chef, Fred Mustert, bases his cooking style on the classic French cuisine while adding his own twist. The surprising flavors, the extravagant interior – it has a 4.5-meter-long art object made of leather with a 24-carat gold leaf and a ceiling with a meter-long light object – and the pleasant atmosphere, make Restaurant Fred a unique spot in Rotterdam.
Honingerdijk 263-265, 3063 AM Rotterdam
You might have passed this restaurant while walking on the Meent, with their dark exterior and tinted windows. In 2018, Jan van Dobben became the new owner of Amarone, after working there for six years. He was able to keep the quality of food and service and was therefore rewarded with its own Michelin Star. Together with his wife Yoshiko – who is an oenologist – they offer a true Michelin Star experience.
Meent 72A, 3011 JN Rotterdam
Young, provocative, sexy and cheeky. That’s how this one-Michelin Star restaurant describes itself. It was only a few months after opening, that chef Mario Ridder received a star thanks to their highest-level gastronomy and international allure. Located in the Hilton Hotel, it offers a great experience in the middle of our city.
Coolsingel 5, 3012 AA Rotterdam
Named after the famous writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald, their motto is “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right”. Located in the old harbor of Rotterdam and under supervision of chef Remco Kuijpers, you can enjoy a mix of classic though modern dishes with the best wines.
Gelderseplein 49, 3011 WZ Rotterdam
7. FG Food Labs
Just like the FG Restaurant, at one-Michelin Star restaurant FG Food Labs the chef François Geurds likes to experiment with ingredients until perfection is reached. Interesting about FG Food Labs as well, is how they have absolutely no clothing regulations. Sneakers or stiletto’s, it doesn’t matter to them, because the ultimate eating experience is not tied to a dress code.
Katshoek 41, 3032 AE Rotterdam
8. The Millèn
With high windows that offer a beautiful view of central station, chef Wim Severein cooks here with seasonal products and honest ingredients. Next to this, sommelier Wendy Elsink provides the perfect wine for every dish.
Weena 686, 3012 CN
Restaurant Perceel may not be located in Rotterdam, but it’s definitely worth a little detour to Capelle aan den IJssel, which is just outside of our city. Led by chef Jos Grootscholten and just a mere 16 months after they opened their doors, they were awarded with a Michelin Star. At Perceel you can expect a French cuisine. It’s authentic and offers a great experience for every visitor.
Dorpsstraat 3, 2902 BC Capelle aan den IJssel
We would love to hear your Michelin Star experiences in Rotterdam in the comments! Let us know which one you’d like to visit one day or already have visited.