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!

  • 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 € 39,50. Book in advance stating the lunch special.


    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 €26. 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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    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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    The food, the service, the atmosphere...everything was absolutely amazing and I can only recommend them. And all this at a very reasonable price!...

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    We went here not really expecting to have such a wonderful lunch. Thanks Tripadvisor for helping us find it. The food and portions were excellent for lunch and we walked away feeling cared for, thought about and considered. Servic...

    Kenneth, (Florida)

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    We had a 3-course dinner with a "pre-desert" prior to the real thing. Every course is a surprise, guests only choose whether they wish 3, 4 or more courses. Each course was delicious and of modest size, but I hasten to add that 3-...

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    Great meal at Senses, incredible food and amazing service, great experience! Went for the 7 course tasting menu....

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    The food here was amazing! Got a 4-course meal and enjoyed every bite of it. Each dish was packed with flavor and every single ingredient complimented the dish so well. The restaurant itself looked very modern and the staff was ve...

    , (Hungary)

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    I had a really lovely lunch at Senses after hectic morning in Amsterdam sorting out my new life in this great city. The service was just right and the food with the wine pairings was amazing. They also without no fuss accommodated...

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    We went to tasting lunch menu. Dishes were really good, with variety of flavors, textures and scents. First dish was Cevice with cucumbers, main was some South African bird with amazing sauce, and perfect liver , croquet and mushr...

    , (Israel)

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    Very nice restaurant with good service. Food is delicious. Food presentation like artwork. Very handsome and attentive head chef. We will come back for sure....

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    This is definitely the best place, living in Paris i know pretty many Michelin Star Restaurants but Senses is just Uniquely , just Perfect !!!...

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