opening hours from april 2017

from april 2017 the restaurant section will be open

  • on thu – fri – sat: from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • on sun: from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.  (from aug 27th, 2017).

from june 3  – july 30, 2017 the art space The Storage Room will be open 

  • on sun: from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

sept 18 – nov 26, 2017 on the menu: experience “the dutch + water”

‘the dutch’ and water are closely linked. for ‘the dutch’water has even become part of their cultural identity.

to give a small impression:

water management runs in the genes of ‘the dutch’. draining their country and keeping their feet dry is a process the dutch started centuries ago and continue to do to this day.

in winter time -for instance- the dutch conquer the frozen water with their ice skates.

and … during the dutch golden age commerce was thriving because rivers and seas offered the opportunity to travel to all parts of the world, which influenced the dutch cuisine.

water inspires since centuries dutch artists, farmers, tradesmen, scientists, engineers, etc. etc. 

the eat’inspiration dutch waterworks explores in a playful way an ad random selection of water matters to showcase the evolving and interesting relationship of ‘the dutch’ with water. 

the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration dutch waterworks
      • the regular menu: will be published in the 3rd week of september 2017
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration dutch waterworks
      • the posh menu: will be published in the 3rd week of september 2017
      • has to be booked at least 1 day in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch waterworks
      • the vip or über posh menu will be published in the 3rd week of september 2017.
      • has to be booked at least 1 day in advance. 
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • sept 18 – nov 26, 2017
    • openingstijden 
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.

COMING SOON!!!: a lazy sunday afternoon tea with a huge dutch twist


from sunday october 15, 2017 this will be possible @ de culinaire werkplaats.

on that particular sunday afternoon we will launch our dutch lazy sunday afternoon tea, as part of our dutch icons project.

we are in the process of creating for you all kinds of dutch classics with a contemporary or unexpected twist. together with matching cocktails,  home made ‘dutch’ teas and a luscious cup of a ‘dutch’ coffee.

this dutch lazy sunday afternoon tea  consists of edible stories revealing some highlights in dutch history. so you can taste for instance the impact of the adventurous travels, the many wars and the dutch golden age on the dutch cuisine.

in short:

  • when:
    • sunday afternoons,
  • bookable:
    • from sunday september 24th, 2017,
  • more information (cost, the bites + drinks, how to book)
    • will become available in the week of september 18, 2017,
  • lifestyle preferences: 
    • our dutch lazy sunday afternoon tea is also suitable for guests with a vegan lifestyle.



march 23 – nov 26, 2017: what’s cooking next?

ever nibbled on some tulips or sipped from a unique mix of dutch masters? 

we are very keen to share our upcoming dutch adventure with the world. the next months all our food, art and design activities aim at exploring and defining the so-called Dutch DNA. 

during this journey we will be addressing a selection of dutch icons and classics through eating experiences.

when & what.

from march 23 until november 26, 2017 you are more than welcome to participate in our journey along all kinds of dutch issues during a 3-part series of eatinspirations.

we will be creating different eat’inspirations, food narratives and eating experiences at the intersection of food, art + design which will result in a new abstract look at the netherlands, and showcases the features of the Dutch DNA in particular.

  • 1st eat’inspiration: dutch flower power … 
    • this eat’inspiration explores the special and powerful relationship between the dutch and flowers, and the tulip in particular.
  • 2nd eat’inspiration: dutch masters …
    • the eat’inspiration dutch masters is a search for excellence and wil try to capture what characteristics make a dutch master talent. our journey leads you along a regularly changing selection of dutch masters. by the way, this selection is not limited to dutch golden age painters only.
  • 3rd eat’inspiration: dutch waterworks …
    • during dutch waterworks we will take you on a journey to showcase the complex and extraordinary relationship of the dutch and water.

dutch icons is an ongoing research project of de culinaire werkplaats. marjolein and eric offer you through their one of a kind eating experiences a unique, abstract and contemporary view on The Netherlands and on the Dutch DNA in particular.


feb 26 + march 26, 2017 – chocomania – a lazy sunday afternoon tasting & demos

on february and march 2017  we offer you the opportunity to become in a very playfull way well-informed about dark & raw chocolate during just one “lazy” afternoon.

afterwards you can treat your friends and family on some new and adventurous chocolate combinations, when you invite them for dinner or for holidays like easter.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • the star of the afternoon: dark + raw chocolate
  • a short story with images by marjolein from flower to chocolate bar… 
  • a tasting of 5 qualities of chocolate
  • eric will demonstrate some contemporary applications and combinations, which you can taste as well
  • a piece of edible art to explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together
  • and last but not least a wine that has the potential to create a match-made-in-heaven with this particular ingredient

the practicalities

looking forward to welcoming you soon.

marjolein & eric.


6 foodie delights in amsterdam reviewed by

francesca peak and her friends visited amsterdam and discovered 6 foodie delights in amsterdam. they also joined de culinaire werkplaats for the eat’inspiration ‘the beauty of imperfection and more…’; a free style interpretation of various japanese thoughts, ideas and philosophies. 


de culinaire werkplaats teams up with popices.

de culinaire werkplaats now offers a pop-up coworking office in collaboration with popices

experience pop-up coworking on mondays – thursday between 9-5 pm.

users can access our space with a 1 day pass, a 7 day pass, or a 30 day pass. perfect for entrepreneurs on a budget, early stage startups, freelancers, remote workers and the new breed of digital nomads.

get access here: popices club 


until feb 05, 2017: interactive food art exhibition “beyond black” @ the storage room amsterdam

interior of the storage room amsterdam

the storage room amsterdam,  a new project by studio de culinaire werkplaats, proudly presents:

  • the exhibition beyond black; black matters for all your senses.
  • from nov 24, 2016 – feb 05, 2017

the storage room is

  • world’s 1st project space dedicated to sensorial food art + design;
  • an initiative by marjolein wintjes (food conceptualists + co-founder of studio de culinaire werkplaats).

interactive exhibition beyond black.

the exhibition beyond black addresses in a playful and twistful way several ‘black matters‘ and goes beyond the concept of black as a colour. for beyond black marjolein made a selection of the black related conceptual food and eating experiences created by her for studio de culinaire werkplaats.

furthermore, she added a few new interpretations as well. so there are sculptures, small installations, collages, videos, etc. and … 5 experiential stations to make you meet black with more than your eyes only. this time you may look and touch.

you can nibble, sniff, sip, touch, chew, slurp, and…….. to give you a small impression:

  • black pearls: to try out and discover some of the new luxuries (experiential installation).
  • blacks in disguise invites you to explore and discover the taste of various blacks (hanging installation).
  • a bouquet of black addresses your nose with a selection of fragrances of black (wall piece).
  • a collection of black stills are a reflection on the end of food (collages). also presented in an experiential way.
  • colourful black showcases the colourfulness of vegetal blacks.
  • the couple’s motto is ‘food equals fashion’, so there is a black fashion icon/statement (installation) as well;
  • and there are some interpretations black and emotions,
  • etc. …

so the exhibition beyond black is about:

  • the beauty of nature and black plant power in particular;
  • the vulnerability of the eco-system;
  • the sensorial, associative, and symbolic powers of black
  • and new (eating) rituals.

why black?

  • black was the 1st theme explored at studio de culinaire werkplaats by marjolein and eric more than 8 years ago
  • ever since they are known as the people of the black food and black became one of their signatures.
  • during the past years they have discovered over 90 vegetal black ingredients,
  • and they explored numerous black issues in food concepts and/or food art installations, even political matters.

the storage room.

all the projects and works of studio de culinaire werkplaats inspire you to re-think the future, and the dinner plate of the future in particular. 

with this latest project “art space: the storage room” a long-cherished dream of marjolein comes true. at the storage room she can share her conceptual approach on food and the act of eating, by presenting food like art and in a more sensorial way.

this art space will address all kinds of themes and issues using the sensorial qualities of food + the act of eating.

exhibition beyond black 

  • period: nov 24, 2016 – feb 05,2017
  • what: black matters for all your senses.

opening hours 

  • thu – fri – sat – sun: 1 pm – 6 pm
  • outside opening hours. 
    • by appointment only.
    • groups:  min. 5 persons.

where – contact information.

  • the storage room: j.m. kemperstraat 80, 1051 tv  amsterdam
  • entrance through studio de culinaire werkplaats (corner fannius scholtenstraat 10 and j.m. kemperstraat 80).
  • phone: +31(0)6 39 76 9955 (marjolein wintjes)  or via de culinaire werkplaats +31 (06)54 64 65 76

admission fee

  • we kindly ask a donation of approx. € 7,50 per person;
  • why :
    • viewing the exhibition is only part of your visit, you taste, sniff, touch, etc., as well. so you consume part of the exhibition literally;
    • the exhibition is created with temporary materials so the exhibited sculptures, installations, have to be renewed/refreshed several times during the exhibition period.

a happy and tasty new year!

       we wish you all a very happy and tasty 2017 !!!


lazy sunday afternoon tastings, experiments and demos, also in 2017

last year we introduced lazy sunday afternoon tastings + experiments + demos.

in 2017 we offer you again the opportunity to become in a very playfull way ridiculously well-informed about a star ingredient during one “lazy” afternoon.

to get in the mood you can listen to the well known song lazy sunday afternoon (1968) by the small faces, while reading this post.

the components

  • 2,5 hours of your precious time
  • all your senses
  • 1 star ingredient
  • a short story from flower to … 
  • a tasting of various types and qualities of the afternoon star ingredient
  • a few life demos showcasing contemporary applications and combinations
  • a piece of edible art to experience and explore various food pairings, texture combinations and new ways of eating all by yourself and/or together
  • and last but not least a (non)alcoholic drink that has the potential to create a match-made-in-heaven with this particular ingredient


  • pricetag: € 37,50
  • reservations required as we have only a few spots available.

lazy sunday afternoon in 2017

  • chocomania
    • feb 26, 2017
    • march 26, 2017


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