The 2014 Michelin Guide to the Netherlands has been announced. The big news this year is that there is a new three-star restaurant: De Leest in Vaassen. The press release below praises De Leest chef Jacob Jan Boerma's "highly personalized style of cooking" and the "elegant contrast[s]" in his cuisine. As like last year, there are still only two three-stars because Oud Sluis is closing. De Librije in Zwolle has retained its third star.
There are three new two-stars this year: Bord'Eau (Amsterdam), FG (Rotterdam), and Fred (Rotterdam – Kralingen). This brings the two-star count up to 19, up from last year's 18.
There are also nine new one-star restaurants including Raedthuys (Arnhem – Duiven), Bridges (Amsterdam), and Lucas Rive (Hoorn). The grand totals for the year are two three-stars, 19 two-stars, and 84 one-stars. There are also 106 Bib Gourmands, 15 of which are new. Check out the full list of winners and the press release below: