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Amsterdam: the culinary adventures of Hotel Okura

Amsterdam: the culinary adventures of Hotel Okura

In the trendy district of Pijp, the 5 star Okura hotel features multiple restaurants in order to offer starred culinary adventures to gourmets.

Amsterdam: the culinary adventures of Hotel Okura


Only 3h15 from Paris on the Thalys, Amsterdam now features a gourmet venue that is worth the journey. This member of The Leading Hotels of the World chain is located alongside the Amstel canal. At the heart of the Okura hotel group European flagship, where the bywords are luxury and comfort, the venue imposes itself as a leading reference on the Dutch gastronomical scene.

Hôtel Okura, the culinary flagship of Amsterdam

The tasting session begins on the ground floor in the very contemporary decor of « La Serre », a pristine brasserie that revisits the standards of an international cuisine with a small touch of modernity. All those who enjoy Japanese culinary specialties will be able to indulge in a stunning Teppanyaki Sazanka, while watching the precise gestures of the chef, who juggles with the ingredients under the admirative gaze of his clients at the Yamazato, the first traditional Japanese restaurant to have obtained a Michelin star in Europe, thanks to the talents of executive chef Masanori Tomikawa.

Amsterdam Hotel Okura restaurant Serre
White, blue, wood, the Serre restaurant features a panorama overlooking a private garden. © DR
Amsterdam Hotel Okura restaurant Serre
The table is set at Yamazato, ready to make you live the most wonderful Japanese gastronomic traditions. © DR

2 leading chefs at the piano

But to finally penetrate in the holy of holies, Le Ciel Bleu, one must take the elevator up to the 23rd floor. Doubly starred, this table at the summit offers stunning views on the Venice of the North. What also attracts the attention are the plates of Onno Kokmeijer, nominated chef of the year in 2019 by the Gault&Millau guide, along with Arjan Speelman, offering 3 exclusive menus.

Amsterdam Hotel Okura chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman
As talented as they are discreet, Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman are never very far from their kitchens. © DR
Amsterdam hôtel Okura restaurant Ciel Bleu
Comfort, discretion, the Ciel Bleu dining room welcomes the upscale clientele of Amsterdam looking for a gourmet pleasure dome. © DR

A Seventh Heaven dinner

A ballet of servers organized like a parade, an ultra creative cuisine, the exquisite dishes-wine pairings of Noël Vanwittenbergh, here is the trilogy to live an intensely savory culinary experience, with innovative cooking method and influences picked here and there during their far-flung travels. Thus, you will be in 7th heaven to take advantage of « Guestronomy ».

Amsterdam hôtel Okura restaurant Ciel Bleu amuses bouche
True ephemeral masterpieces, these amuse-bouches require technique and rigor. © DR
Amsterdam hôtel Okura restaurnt Ciel Bleu entrée carabineros
Large sized gambas, the Carabineros is presented like a 3D painting. © DR
Amsterdam Hotel Okura restaurant Ciel Bleu plat et dessert
Executed with precision, the seabass dish and the Cranberry dessert will sparkle in your plates. © DR

Immersed in a universe of excellence

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