This morning Michelin announced the Michelin stars 2012 for the Netherlands. The 2012 guide will be on sale from 1 December 2011.
Three restaurants in the Netherlands have gained a second star, De Kromme Watergang in Brekens, Chapeau! in Bloemendaal and Librije's Zusje in Zwolle (Jonnie Boer's second restaurant). The Netherlands now have a total of 16 two-star restaurants.
The number of three-star restaurants in the Netherlands stands at two: Sergio Herman's Oud Sluis in Sluis and Jonnie Boer's De Librije in Zwolle.
Seven restaurants have gained a first star, which brings the number of one-star restaurants in the Netherlands to 84. Pure C in Cadzand (Sergio Herman's second restaurant) and Lastage restaurant in Amsterdam are two of the restaurants to be awarded a first star. The city of Amsterdam now has 6 one-star restaurants and 2 two-star restaurant, Ciel Bleu (Okura Hotel) and Ron Blaauw restaurant.
The Netherlands share a Bib Gourmand guide with Belgium and Luxembourg, the Bib Gourmand Benelux. The 2012 guide was released earlier this month and the Netherland has 102 entries in this guide (17 newly awarded).A full list of the 2012 Michelin stars and Bib Gourmands in the Netherlands can be downloaded here Netherlands2012