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'My idea of fun is coming up with something surprising in a split second' André van Doorn
Patron Cuisinier since 2003


Gerecht 1
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Gerecht 3
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Gerecht 2
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‘Ik kan eindelijk de puntjes op de i gaan zetten’

Considering that he grew up in a family of eleven, it’s perhaps no surprise that André van Doorn (1956) was eager to stand out from the crowd at an early age. His career took off in 1978 when he was taken under the wing of Wulf Engel at De Hoefslag*. Here, he grew from strength to strength, with a break to work under Alain Senderens*** in Paris. After working as head-chef for the Dutch Royal Household at Huis ten Bosch, he became patron cuisinier at Heemstede Castle in Houten in 2002, where he was awarded a Michelin star within a year.

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General Information KASTEEL HEEMSTEDE

Michelin 1 star
Gault&Millau 17 points
Lekker 500 Number 35
Title SVH Master Chef
Menu prices starting at € 47,50

Heemsteedseweg 20
3992 LS Houten
+31(0)30 2722207

Opening hours
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12.00-14.30  
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18.00-21.30

Reservation of the whole Castle is possible upward of 15 persons.