The best short wine lists in the Netherlands 2021

Here is the guide to the best Dutch spots with short wine lists. These venues were all finalists in Star Wine List of the Year Netherlands 2021. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

  1. Phone: +31 20 623 8244

    Address: Prinsenstraat 22, Amsterdam

    Best Short List of the Year Netherlands 2021

    Right in the middle of the picture-perfect Jordaan district, Cafe de Klepel defines the Dutch concept of “gezelligheid” (cosiness, to translate approximately) with its welcoming, intimate interior. You have to reserve well ahead to score one of the precious tables, but there’s also a prominent bar with seating for couples or latecomers in search of a glass or two of the good stuff. Klepel is really all about the wine – the food is classic French bistro fare, well-executed but designed not to take centre-stage. The cheese selection is one of Amsterdam’s best. The staff here can recite lists of...

  2. Phone: +31 20 334 8685

    Address: Amstel 212, Amsterdam

    Best Short List of the Year Netherlands 2021

    Restaurant 212, located down at the Amstel River opposite the National Opera building, is a culinary hotspot in Amsterdam. After a fire and extensive renovation Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot re-opened it in November 2022 as one of the most ambitious restaurants in the country. Both chefs (and their team) are classically trained and combine that knowledge with contemporary techniques to tune their sophisticated and refined cuisine. In a whopping two years’ time, they lifted their former restaurant from zero to 2-Michelin Stars. The style of cooking is elegant and refined, yet ext...

  3. Phone: +31 20 337 9680

    Address: Gebouw 024A, Kattenburgerstraat 5, Amsterdam

    Special Jury Prize Netherlands, presented by Vinos Baettig 2021

    ​Scheepskameel is a bright and spacious restaurant with an open kitchen. It is housed in an old building overlooking the water, on the former Navy premises in the centre of Amsterdam. Great hospitality and good produce are the core elements at Scheepskameel, and the dishes are simple and pure. I love to come here because this is an informal, no-nonsense restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and a huge German wine selection.

  4. Phone: +31 20 845 2005

    Address: Albert Cuypstraat 58-60, Amsterdam

    Best Short List of the Year Netherlands 2021

    A bit of Paris in Amsterdam. After a career in the city's culinary hotspots, Jan en Marije, friends Jean and Marie, opened their warm and 'gezellig' auberge in the heart of Amsterdam. At the end of the famous Albert Cuyp market, this cosy place was named the best French restaurant in the country. Not only in looks but more importantly, in feel, Jan en Marije bring their guests a true bistro experience. One great thing they left out: the famous Parisian rudeness and snobbery. On the contrary, after a tremendous meal, you don't want to leave the place without hugging the couple. As one can exp...