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!

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  • 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.

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    The surprise menu was our favorite surprise in Amsterdam. Really nice staff, pretty restaurant and an outstanding 3-course meal....

    Katie, (USA)

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    We went on a business trip (7 people) and it was enjoyed by all. Nice menu choices by the chef, with several amuse bouches between courses. Lots of interesting flavours and experiments in texture, shape, colour and flavour. Good w...

    Unkown, (UK)

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    We were travelling from India and planned on meeting a couple of friends so decided on this restaurant based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. The experience turned out to be way more than we would have expected. Without giving away ...

    Abhishek, (IN)

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    Delicious food presented like art! Looked so good didn't want to ruin the presentation but tucking in the mouth taste sensation was amazing! Well worth a visit! Excellent wine list and spot on service. Can't wait to visit again!...

    Charlotte, (Unkown)

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    We stumbled on Senses and we were not disappoint. Food was delicious from beginning to end, wine pairing was also fantastic, and the cost was absolutely reasonable as well. Beside the taste, the presentation was very well executed...

    Christine, (USA)

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    as in the area on business and decided to try Senses with few colleagues from work. Call in same day for a reservation and they were very accommodating. Service was impeccable…attentive but not intrusive. We chose the 6 course t...

    Jorge, (USA)

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    My husband and I had a 3 course lunch @ Senses restaurant in the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam center. We thoroughly enjoyed the choices the chef made for us. The food was outstanding and if possible the presentation even better. The ...

    Goodeats, (UK)

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    Fancied an experience and that is what we got. Most of the dishes worked (wasn't too sure about the White chocolate covered liver pate) and the accompanying wines complimented well. Good, attentive service at this innovative resta...

    Paul, (UK)

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    The service was great, our waitress clearly explained all the dishes and made us feel welcome. The food was also superb; innovation had clearly been put into each dish. They were all delicious and as dish after dish came onto the ...

    Sylvia, (UK)

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    I cannot rate this place enough. sublime!!!! The atmosphere - chilled out, the staff - friendly and knowledgeable, the food - oh my days... Just sensational! Thank you!...

    Annabel, (UK)

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