Tasty, healthy and local. Buzz words of today’s cuisine. Good to know that has been always common practice in our little country. Easy to understand why: quality and taste of our local produce is outstanding. Our mothers knew how to create tasty dutch meals. And we learned how to do it from them!
Start with a welcome ‘Borrel’, a small glass of artisanal Dutch Old Jenever and some old skool appetizers. Then a fresh and homemade soup or salad. Followed by the main course: local meat or North Sea fish, most likely with a seasonal Stamppot, that is a mash of potatoes and seasonal vegetables and some sides. Last but not least a typical Dutch dessert. Coffee or tea will be served at the end of the meal. Wine or beer are included in the price.
About potatoes and vegetables, meat and fish
One of the most famous Dutch paintings of Van Gogh is ‘De Aardappeleters’ (The Potatoe Eaters). Throughout history potatoes have been a key element in the Dutch menu. They were and are abundant, they provide important nutrients and vitamins, and they combine very well with our tasty vegetables. We also grow great indigenous vegetables such as kale, green and red cabbage, sprouts, endives, spinach, chicory, carrot, celery, parsnip, beet root, sweet and sour apples, and many more. And we do not have to tell you about the Dutch cattle... famous for high quality milk, butter, cheese and meat. Our fish is great too, and one of the best local fish stores is very close to our home!
Jenever & Bites
Sit down and relax. Get to know new friends.
A get together drink (a so called ‘borrel’, a shot of Old jenever, often erroneously described as dutch gin, whereas dutch whisky is actually a better comparison)
a selection of typical Dutch appetizers
Soup or Salad
Prepared with fresh seasonal products
from local markets
E.g. A fresh Salad with home smoked fish. A fragrant soup or bouillon with fresh herbs or vegetables.
glass of wine or beer included
Traditional Main Dish / Meat or Fish
Dutch Meat or North Sea fish.
Seasonal dish with veggies and potatoes.
Probably prepared together in a traditional Dutch Fall or Winter Stamppot.
Eat local, seasonal and healthy.
Dutch Food: so many delicious combinations ...
Our mothers taught us how to do it.
Now for you to try!
glass of wine or beer included.
Homemade Dutch Dessert
We use our famous dairy products, and seasonal fruit.
Or bake a pie.
You will love it.
Coffee or tea
Pleased to meet you!
My husband Olav and I are born locals. We love cooking and entertaining. And we believe that there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet. So after we decided to sell our well known and busy traditional French restaurant in Amsterdam, we repurposed our passion for hospitality and gastronomy by organizing dining experiences in a more intimate setting: in our own home!
What to expect
We cook 4 course meals of traditional European or Dutch dishes, with a contemporary twist. Created from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, paired with thoughtfully selected wines. Sprinkled with lively conversation and some good background music for a relaxed and entertaining home dinner. Don't expect huge crowds. Our communal table dinners count up to 8 - 9 guests max. We want our dinners to be a personal and special experience to everyone.
We live in a cosy, modern decorated apartment in the heart of Amsterdam, overlooking the oldest canal in the city. We are located less than 5 min. walking distance from the Dam and the Central Station. Easy to reach from any place in Amsterdam.
Guests and reviews
Martine's Table took off in March 2016 and since then we hosted guests from over 60 countries from all over the world. We really love what we are doing now, and the guest reviews on TripAdvisor and EatWith are great. We are the nr. 1 spot in Amsterdam on TripAdvisor since October 2017 and were awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018. Pretty amazing!
Ready to join us and our other guests? Book on EatWith now.
If your group is larger than 8, please contact us first: we can set up a special group dinner for you.
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