Senses by Lars Bertelsen prepares unconventional and creative dishes, made with daily fresh and, if possible, sustainable ingredients. The kitchen team prepares your dishes in an open kitchen within the modern and stylish restaurant. Let your senses be stimulated and opt for the unexpected. Choose from the weekly alternating 3 to 6-course surprise menu and embark on your own voyage of discovery. 

Chef Lars Bertelsen, maître d’hôtel Natasja van Praag and their teams look forward to giving you a tantalizing and delightful culinary experience!

  • Senses feels that serving the right drinks is just as important as the ‘food art’ on your plate. A lovely, well suited wine will make any dish truly special. To genuine food lovers, the perfect wine/food combination is an absolute must. The enthusiastic restaurant team will gladly offer advice concerning the range of organic and sustainable wines, of which more than 10 are served per glass. They can comprise a refreshing wine arrangement for your enjoyment, allowing you to experience the ultimate Senses feeling.

  • Senses is not only about the perfect combination of flavours and presentation, quality & sustainability play an important role as well. Whenever possible, the chef selects and purchases products from local suppliers who have the same values as the restaurant. We are referring to organically sound, sustainably produced and, most importantly, fresh produce. Discover ingredients that you never expected to ever eat. Expect the unexpected.

  • After 16 years of experience at a variety of restaurants in Amsterdam Lars has been able to make his mark with his creative cooking techniques and ‘plating skills’. This gave cause to introduce ‘Senses by Lars Bertelsen’ per the 1st of January.

You can also call us to make a reservation: Show phonenumber.

Choose between a 2-, 3- or 4-course surprise menu, that starts at €24,50 or select a dish from the inventive menu. Naturally, we also provide ‘quick 40-minute lunches’ for those who are limited in their time. Open seven days a week from 12:00h to 15:00h for lunch on the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam.

Lunch menu
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    Our receptionist at Max Brown called and got us a last minute reservation........we were so was amazing. My husband commented that our 2 1/2 hour dinner was like the symphony "Bolero" by Ravel. Starting with the beet gazpacho wrapped in white chocolate to the decadent lemon, mint creative dessert which was the perfect climax to out meal. We chose the 4 course meal with the wine pairing and the meal was e exquisite... And best of F all... Despite being given 3 sweet treats..we did not feel overstuffed or bloated. Hands clapping and hats off to a superb chef and a knowledgeable staff.

    Margge, (Unkown)

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    Booked a table at the Senses restaurant as part of the 45th anniversary present for my parents. The restaurant staff was really accommodating in my specific wishes for said dinner. My parents were thrilled by the beauty of the dishes served and amazed by the splendid combination of flavours and accommodating wines. They had a nice evening and felt special, exactly what I was aiming for. My thanks to the chef and the serving staff. And to all future guests; Enjoy your evening, I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

    Arend, (Nederland)

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    Amazing food ,great service ,went for the 4 course surprise menu , really fancy but reasonably priced

    Unkown, (Unkown)

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    It was a good experince not to choose what we would eat. All the dishes were very well executed. The meat could be a little softer. The waiters were very kind. Service very good.

    Unkown, (BR)

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    The restaurant might not have the best location it is one of the best concept in Amsterdam. I took the Three courses menu of the chef and we got surprise we different than the always usual dish we got in every restaurant.

    Edouard, (NL)

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    It is a small and cosy restaurant situated at ground floor of a small hotel near the flower market. We ordered their surprise 3-course lunch. Each dish is finely cooked, perfectly displayed and delicious, and of course, surprises you. We enjoyed the lunch very much. The only thing to comment is that food portion is too small even for ladies of petite appetite. And also one bread roll for 2p !!!

    Unkown, (HK)

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    We happened to walk past this restaurant and made a booking for the next night. we had the "surprise" menu with a glass of wine selected for each course and everything was excellent. Two fish courses, one meat and a dessert - all delicious. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back again.

    Unkown, (UK)

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    We booked on a weekday afternoon, although i will recommend doing so in advance as the place was completely full that night. I had no expectations nor have i ever heard of the place. The servers were all extremely pleasant and very informative with no airs about them. Only did the 3-course surprise meal (they decide what to serve) as I had a late lunch. I would recommend at least 4 or above (up to 6 i believe). They are able to cater to all dietary preferences, eg my fish was served raw while my partners was cooked. Wine selection was excellent with a wine pairing menu available as well. Would definitely return. Slightly pricey but worth it for what you get.

    Unkown, (MY)

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    What an amazing experience with the 4 course mystery menu. Dishes were a surprising and delectable selection of fish, beef, cegie; all creatively designed and cooked. Natasha the sommelier was so smart, friendly and fun we felt we could be friends. We wanted to do it all over again as soon as we were finished!

    Susan, (US)

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    Very pleasant place with good modern cuisine. Excellent service. Recommend mackerel as appetizer, ours was really fresh and delicious.

    Unkown, (Unkown)

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