Are you ready for a wonderful evening and a perfect home cooked dinner? To be hosted by two born locals in their cozy home in the heart of Amsterdam? To meet some new friends and spend a great evening together, talking, laughing and playing. Well, you just found the right place! Come on in and let the good times roll!
“Martine and Olav genuinely offer something different - wonderful food, a taste of Dutch cuisine and culture, entertaining conversation and an altogether memorable experience.”
This is what one of our guests said, summarizing her personal experience at Martine’s Table. So dear traveler, have dinner with us at our communal table, located at one of the oldest canals in Amsterdam. Admire the canal view, watch the boats pass by. Share stories, listen to the music (or play a little bit yourself). There are no strangers, just friends you haven’t yet met, that's how we feel. People from over 70 different countries from all continents found this to be true. Read their reviews on TripAdvisor and EatWith and find out yourself. We were awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 and 2019.
What to expect
We cook 4 course meals presenting traditional European or Dutch dishes with a contemporary twist. Created from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, paired with thoughtfully selected wines. Sprinkled with lively conversation and some good background music for a relaxed and entertaining home dinner. Don't expect huge crowds. Our communal table dinners count up to 8 - 9 guests max. We want our dinners to be a personal and special experience to everyone.
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If your group is larger than 8, please contact us first: we can set up a special group dinner for you. We can host up to 14 guests max.
Are interested to know more about the special city walking tour with Olav? Please follow this link.
Great passion for real food, fine drinks and lovely company. Creating delicious homey meals. Healthy, local and sustainable. Me and my husband Olav gained lots of experience as host and chef in our own well-known restaurant. We served wonderful French, Mediterranean, European and local Dutch cuisine with a contemporary twist. After many exciting years we felt it was time to change the setting to a more personal approach. So now we are really happy to welcome you as guests in our own home. And as lifetime locals... we can tell you stories about Amsterdam you won’t find in tourist guides.
We live in a cozy, modern decorated apartment in the heart of Amsterdam, overlooking the oldest canal in the city. We are located less than 5 min. walking distance from the Dam and the Central Station. Easy to reach from any place in Amsterdam.
Our cooking style
We specialize in great dishes and meals based on European cooking traditions. Memorable dishes and plates that take not only good ingredients and knowledge, but also lots of time and patience to prepare them. Our cooking style reflects the cosmopolitan history of Amsterdam as well as local specialties, using fresh and local produce where possible (no, in our country we for example do not grow black pepper, or saffron, that's imported. But the Dutch companies were the first to trade spices etc. all over the world).
We use local, seasonal and sustainable products as much as possible. If you have special wishes: please let us know and we will figure out something good together.
On our table you can find a perfect Fish soup from Southern France or a Dutch Fish Chowder. Djuvec from former Yugoslavia or a great Ossobuco Milanese. Sauerkraut with confit de Canard or a typical Dutch Stamppot. Our lush Moussaka or the sumptuous poached Fish with seasonal veggies. Home smoked Haddock or smoked and grilled Pork Chops. Our perfect Roast Lamb, Chicken and Beef are tender, juicy and tasty. We create a wide variety of tempting desserts such as cakes, fruit tarts, our home-made ice cream and parfait, chocolate mousse, etc. There is just too much to summarize.
One thing is for sure... no matter what you’ll find on our table, you are going to enjoy it.