Carstens Menu Lente Oesters
Carstens Menu Lente Oesters

About Carstens

Dutch food with a twist

At Carstens we will take you on a culinary journey through the Netherlands with ingredients from our own soil and waters. You will enjoy recognizable flavours served in a different way. Nothing too far-fetched, just tasty. Carstens Amsterdam is a Dutch brasserie concept by Maik Kuijpers, located just a stone’s throw from Central Station. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.


Concept by Maik Kuijpers

The Carstens concept is created by renound chef Maik Kuipers, formerly known as Head Chef at De Librije ***.  Maik has created a concept that hones in on Dutch seasonal produce, working with the freshest ingredients when they are at their best.

This brasserie is in the heart of Amsterdam and creates a connection between the farm and the city in a relaxed and approachable environment. Your host will be Timo van der Stad with Head Chef, Rick van der Meij.

Please feel welcome, always.


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