Alliance Gastronomique Néerlandaise (popular: Alliance Gastronomique) is a culinary association of quality restaurants in the Netherlands and Flanders.
The partnership was established in 1967 as a response to the spreading taste flattening, lack of culinary products and inadequate training of chefs and other restaurant staff. By that time the Netherlands were not known for their culinary tradition, so the partnership of the 19 founding restaurateurs was a break with the past.
At that time the "Alliance Gastronomique" stated the promotion of the culinary culture in the Netherlands as its mission.
Alliance Gastronomique is by now the oldest culinary partnership in Europe. The status it has earned, makes that the name alone now serves as quality seal.
2Present member restaurants
3Former member restaurants
Members of Alliance Gastronomique Néerlandaise in 1967
De Witte, Amersfoort. Head chef: Ernst Hastrich
De Boerderij, Amsterdam. Head chef: Herman Wunneberg
Dikker & Thijs, Amsterdam. Head chef: H.J. van der Vecht
De Echoput, Apeldoorn. Head chef: Jaap Klosse
Chalet Royal, 's-Hertogenbosch. Head chef: C.A.M. van Gaalen
Carelshaven, Delden. Head chef: J.E. Kluvers
De Zwaan, Etten-Leur. Head chef: Ad Peijnenburg
Oudt Leyden, Leiden. Head chef: S.M. Borgerding
Château Neercanne, Maastricht. Head chef: H.P.J. Stassen
De Beukenhof, Oegstgeest. Head chef: not known
Het Oude Jachthuis, Pesse. Head chef: A.H. van Doesburg
't Koetshuis, Rhenen. Head chef: Marianne Frisch
Old Dutch, Rotterdam. Representative: M.W. Mannes
De Witte Holevoet, Scherpenzeel. Head chef: J.C.M. Hehenkamp
Prinses Juliana, Valkenburg aan de Geul. Head chef: A. Stevens
De Nederlanden, Vreeland. Head chef: O.E.K. Hartung
De Kieviet, Wassenaar. Head chef: Luigi Gandini
Hostellerie De Hamert, Wellerlooi. Head chef: Jan. H.J. Grothausen
Het Poorthuys, Zierikzee. Head chef: W.E.L. te Mey
Cas Spijkers, head chef De Swaen, often mentioned as one of the founders, is not mentioned in contemporary sources as founder.
Present member restaurants
(all restaurants in the Netherlands, unless stated otherwise)