The restaurant of the Rijksmuseum has earned accolades galore, thanks to young chef Joris Bijdendijk’s brilliant modern interpretation of Dutch cuisine. Nearly everything on the menu is sourced from The Netherlands, from cheeses to Zeeland oysters to local beef; the vegetable dishes, with many products cultivated in the restaurant’s own garden, are particularly outstanding. Dishes change seasonally and might include roasted young leeks with truffles and chanterelles; a goat terrine with cranberries and bitter lettuce; or dry-aged farm duck served with the bird’s heart and tongue. Most come as small plates, which make for a fun, experimental meal, or spring for the six-course tasting menu. Even the wine list features Dutch varietals, rarely seen outside the country. In summer, make a reservation on the spacious terrace, where you can dine while taking in views of the Rijksmuseum next door.
Our Rating Neighborhood Museum Quarter Hours Mon–Sat 11:30am¬–10pm, Sun 11:30am–3pm Phone 020/674-7555 Prices Mains 17€–32€, fixed-price menu (price changes with the seasons) 79€ Cuisine Type Dutch Web site Rijks
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