may 19 – july 4, 2016: experience 020 architecture in 5 or 7 courses


are you interested in architecture or design? in that case our eat’inspiration 020 architecture is a must for you. you can experience and nibble on a selection of architectural highlights of amsterdam in 5 dishes.

for the eatinspiration 020 architecture we have selected 5 architectural projects; all situated in amsterdam.

you can:

  • experience the building that won the golden amsterdam architecture price 2016,
  • taste the past the present and the new year that the maritime museum offers you,
  • nibble on ‘palaces for the working class’ (100 years of amsterdam school),
  • have a piece of the royal palace at dam square and experience what it is to have the world at your feet.
  • try a self-build project, which is this year’s theme of amsterdam architecture day.

for the VIP arrangement we create some extra 020 architecture inspired experiences.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • starts at march 4, 2016
      • menu of the posh eat’inspiration 020 architecture in pdf
      • cost € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration 020 architecture
      • available from june 3, 2016,
      • menu of the uberposh eat’inspirations 020-architecture in pdf
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, some other surprises, excl. additional drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • cocktail: brick by brick
    • non alcoholic cocktail: sky is the limit
  • period. 
    • may 19 – july 4, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • diner
      • mon-thur-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • 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.

update: the storage room + first exhibition.

creating an opening between studio de culinaire werkplaats and the storage room

we are very pleased to share with you the status of our new venture ‘project spacethe storage room‘.

after facing a lot of red tape and the usual setbacks we finally tackled the most important hurdle. at last our contractor realized the opening between our studio/restaurant and our new art gallery. this created some uneforeseen problems ……..
a lot of re-painting has to be done, and several pieces of art have to be created again.

we are looking forward to welcoming you soon to world’s first art gallery where you can experience food like art and with all your senses.



may 11, 2016: wall street journal on one-of-a-kind experiences in amsterdam


we are very pleased to share with you that de culinaire werkplaats is featured as in the travel section of the wall street journal as one of the ‘one-of-a-kind experiences in amsterdam‘ according to rico gagliano (journalist), who visited our venue twice.

this is what he writes about de culinaire werkplaats.

Devour art.

Eric Meursing and Marjolein Wintjes describe themselves as food concept designers—in other words, they play with their food in the name of art. They once crafted an edible, life-size pink wedding dress out of paper-like sheets of rhubarb-infused agar. Four nights a week, their industrial kitchen-slash-studio, De Culinaire Werkplaats (near the cultural complex of Westergasfabriek), turns into a restaurant where each dish looks like a miniature art installation. This month, the couple opens a “food-art” gallery next door, with a debut exhibit of objets created with all-black ingredients—like a sculpture of wafers made from blackberries, black currant and black-curry.

and click on the following link to read the whole article about the four wacky, one-of-a-kind destinations in the dutch capital, from sleeping in a crane to rocking out in a bunker.


portfolio: discover 5 new paintings by van gogh in amsterdam

van gogh a la japonnais

after the summerbreak 2015 we started with the eat’inspiration van gogh, his contemporaries and influencers. this eat’inspiration consists of 5 eating experiences through which we made you discover and explore the works and life of van gogh.

the first 3 experiences are savourish and inspired by the 3 periods you can distinguish in the works of vincent van gogh.

  • the 1st interactive experience refers to the period van gogh is creating paintings in the netherlands and we used the painting woman lifting potatoes as our inspirational source. in this dish marinated root vegetables wrapped in clay, baked and topped off with mustard lettuce are the heroes.
  • the 2nd experience is van gogh à la japonnais and  a reflection of the period that van gogh lived in paris, where he started to experiment with colours. one way of doing that was by making freestyle copies of japanese imprints;
  • the 3rd experience a freestyle flower arrangement with a special fragrance representing the period van gogh is living in the provence. it is a tribute to the period he settled down in the yellow house in arle where he wanted to start an artists community. here he painted quite a number of still lives many of which showcasing vases with flowers.

the last 2 experiences are sweetish:

  • the 4th experience is an interpretation of wheatfield with a reaper, and is an attempt to capture van gogh’s signature brushstrokes.
  •  painting by numbers is the last experience -which was the favourite of most of our visitors-. this was an interactive course in which the diners could meet with vincent van gogh in numbers.

and…. for the ones that really explored our space there was also a small installation ‘a sniff of vincent’ where you could meet vincent with your olfactus

in case you are in need of more vincent, check out the van gogh museum amsterdam


let’s meet at instagram

give peas a change, a project by studio de culinaire werkplaats


our green peas sprouts are almost salonfähig.
part of our project give peas a chance.
#food #foodpics #green #peas #peace #sprouts

we love images, we love taking pictures.
if you cannot join us in amsterdam, let’s meet at instagram:


august 2 – 17, 2015: in between themes

restaurant section closed

in the first 2 weeks of august 2015 the restaurant section of studio de culinaire werkplaats is temporarily closed. as for the upcoming theme vincent van gogh we will be changing the interior and the way we will be presenting our eating experiences.

we will also extend our opening hours during the upcoming theme. all the details, start date and what to expect during the eating experience vincent will be published on our website in the first week of august at the latest.


july 10, 2015: trendXchange talk @ the hoxton amsterdam

flowers of strawberry paper

we were invited by cécile poignant, trend forecaster and editor of the online platform, to join as a panellist TRENDxCHANGE breakfast talk at the hoxton hotel amsterdam on july 10th, 2015. this gathering was all about food, trends and the future.

the event. cécile poignant presented the future of food by distinguishing and explaining 4 main food trends (roots, farming, erotic, hybrid). after her presentation she moderated a panel discussion about food and trends. the panellists were gerard (sous chef of the soho house), liza chloë van duyn (creative at marie stella maris), and the both of us (marjolein wintjes & eric meursing of de culinaire werkplaats).

the food. the guests were welcomed with a great breakfast offered by the hoxton. and we created a small tasting at the end of the event. we created some edible flowers of strawberry paper, beetroot breakables with apple foam, and dark chocolate with black olive pearls. is an online resource/tool which explains how trends grow, evolve and flow. trend tablet is now going offline in various cities in the world (new york, berlin, amsterdam, etc.). the events, called TRENDxCHANGE, are all about looking forward in the attempt to understand the world which we will be living in tomorrow. and are all inspired by the local area. in amsterdam trend tablet teamed up with the hoxton for the offline happenings.



citix60 amsterdam by viction:ary


[click on the image to read the article]

studio de culinaire werkplaats is featured in the CITIx60 AMSTERDAM GUIDE as a favourite spot of Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto (

CITIx60 Amsterdam is initiative by viction:ary. this project is a collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment.

enjoy life and design at Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and stay tuned for their upcoming editions.


sneak peek: “less= more” high-end vegan workshop

pink parade part of eat'inspiration dutch treats??

at special request of our guests we are in the process of developing the workshop ‘less = more’,  a high-end vegan workshop (dutch & english spoken).

in this workshop we take dutch landscapes as a starting point and translate 5 typical dutch landscapes (shape, taste, texture, presentation, choice of ingredients). besides contemporary + traditional cooking techniques we also pay special attention to plating up dishes, share our knowledge about ingredients, and the art of eating.

the workshop is also interesting for those who like to cook with vegetables, fruits and grains, and would like to extend their cooking repertoire.

the workshop ‘less = more’ will take place once a month on a sunday afternoon from 14.00 – 18.00 hrs. we will publish all details and the dates in august on our website. per workshop we take max. 10 participants.



april-may 2015: taste the dutch golden age in 2015.

the dutch golden age poster

ever wanted to taste a painting by rembrandt van rijn? or experience the tulip mania, which was the first speculative bubble ever? or check out the influence of spices, coffee, tea, chocolate and other trophees from the worldwide seatrips and colonies on the dutch cuisine? or nible on the amsterdam canal district?

all part of the dutch golden age,  a period of great change in both dutch and world history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which dutch trade, science, military, and art were blooming.

we have selected 5 important topics of the dutch golden age showcasing the importance of this era. in other words, we offer you to meet art, science and spirituality in a changing economy in 5 dishes in 2015.

an eat’inspiration.

an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish. always preceded by a sneak peak: a house made flatbread with a topping or dip that reveals something about the theme we are exploring.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for an impression of the menu and an indication of its main ingredients: menu eat’inspiration the dutch golden age in pdf.
  • the cocktail. “shot” and  the aperitif. (non alcoholic) “green dragon”.
  • period. from april 3 – may 30, 2015 ;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays only, 18.30-23.00 hrs. we take reservations from 18.30 to 20.30 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 20 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76, or online;
  • the price tag. you decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

food problems/wishes

we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience. it is possible for us to tailor our set menu, but please inform us a few days in advance.

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.


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Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef