Senses is a warm and intimate restaurant in the city centre of Amsterdam, with an open kitchen where 'food art' that ignites the senses is created. Chef Lars Bertelsen specialises in creating unconventional menus, which highlight the culinary artistry of the chef and his team. His menus all tell a story and contain unexpected combinations. The dishes are made using the freshest seasonal and where possible, sustainable ingredients. Let your senses be stimulated and opt for the unexpected. Choose from the weekly alternating 3 to 7-course surprise menu and embark on your own voyage of discovery. 

Chef Lars Bertelsen and his team 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.

  • Enjoy a tingling three-course surprise lunch including 1/2 bottle of water, 2 glasses of wine and coffee for € 51,50. Book in advance stating the lunch special.

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    The lunch special is only available if booked and fully paid in advance.

  • 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 of 2016.

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From 18.00 - 21.00 hrs we serve the 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 course tasting menu.

In order to give you the best possible experience, we can only serve our 3 and 4 course menu after a 21.00 hour arrival.

If you would like to stay overnight in Amsterdam, we work together with the adjacent 4-star superior design hotel 'the Albus'.


You can also call us to make a reservation: Show phonenumber.
We would be very grateful if allergies and dietary needs are given in advance.


Would you like to experience a special and unique lunch in Amsterdam? Choose from the alternating 2-, 3- or 4-course tasting menu, that starts at €35. 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 14:00h for lunch on the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam.

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    Fantastic experience, we chose the seven course menu with matching wines. We were a little too early but that was’nt a problem. Warm welcome and very friendly and knowledgeable service. Thanks to Sami for the great wine advice a...

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    If there is three things you rarely find in its combination: Amazing food, an art in itself to look at - every little taste was a joy and trip in itself, Service in a way you can only imagine - authentic, suttle, always attentive ...

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    When looking for restaurants in Amsterdam I was very excited to come across Senses with thier 7 course mystery menu. You can go for a smaller number of courses but I feel it is best to go for the full experience. I was greeted ...

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    It was our first time in Amsterdam, and we enjoyed several restaurants during our stay, but this restaurant was close to perfection. It was a course meal with wine pairing. The service, ambience, quality and presentation of the fo...

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    I have booked a lunch 3 course taster and it was simply delightful. Each dish is well presented and delicious.The service was perfect and the staff is very nice. It was my partner's birthday and we had a lovely card and chocolat...

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    My husband and I visited Senses last night; we had the 5 course taster menu with wine pairing and it was wonderful, the flavour combinations were a delight, the amuse bouche were a teaser to the flavours ahead, fantastic combinati...

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    Senses provides a very good eating experience; visually all dishes are little pieces of art, the quality and the combination of the ingredients is superb. The only not so positive aspect, is the quantity, you are left with the f...

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    The Christmas eve menu was totally excellent! We had the multi course menu without wine selection as we wanted to try Dutch wine, which was excellent and worth a deviation from the big names. There was not a single misstep and the...

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    I have worked in the hospitality industry for close on 2 decades including a Michigan Star restaurant in London and a top leading hotel in Cornwall, so I do have experience in good food and service without it being pretentious or ...

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    The restaurant is located in a touristic and busy area of the city center. The dishes are beautiful, creative and tasty and the ambiance of the restaurant is quite fancy. I requested a vegetarian menu, which was no problem. The se...

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