The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is famous! Well known for her ‘Gallery of Honour’, with Rembrandt’s famous De Nachtwacht (Night watch) and many other paintings of Dutch Masters from ‘the Golden Century’, like Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen and Frans Hals. But did you know there is Michelin starred restaurant, just next door? So, next time you book your museum tickets, make sure you book here for lunch or dinner! We recently had lunch here, and today I will show you how it was…
Crispy Japanese leaf with aperitif.
And barbecued corn. Delicious and beautiful.
What a stylish, pretty interior.
Small amuse bouche: currant bun with old cheese and spicy tomato.
Bread and butter…
Starter: North sea crab tart with white fish and a broth.
In between dish: Celeriac ‘from spit’; with sauce of Chinata (smoked paprika), oyster, barbecued aioli and clover.
Hake fillet with ‘Opperdoezer’ potato and roasted mussel mayonnaise.
Main: Ginger glazed sweetbread, rice, Malaysian peanut sauce, crackling
Main: Roasted pheasant breast with cumin, fresh oxheart cabbage and fermented oxheart cabbage.
Cheese: Thinly sliced farmer’s cheese with crispy bread and herbs.
Banoffee; peanut, salted caramel and banana.
Wine and finger licking food on a boring cloudy day = HAPPINESS !
Rijks is open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner. Click here for the current seasonal menu, together with more information about the restaurant, and to make an online reservation.
*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited to write about Rijks restaurant in Amsterdam. All images are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera, or iPhone.