Château Neercanne

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Château Neercanne
KasteelCastle Neercanne.jpg
Château Neercanne in 2009
Restaurant information
Head chef Hans Snijders[1]
Food type French[2]
Rating 1 star Michelin Guide
Street address Cannerweg 800
City Maastricht
Country Netherlands
Seating capacity 60
Website website

Château Neercanne (also known as Agimont or kasteel Neercanne) is a restaurant located in Maastricht in the Netherlands. It is a fine dining restaurant that is awarded one or two Michelin stars in the periods 1957-1982 and 1986–present.

GaultMillau awarded them 15.0 points (out of 20).[3]

Head chef in the Michelin period, were, amongst others, Theo Koch and Ber Stassen.[4]

Building[edit]

The castle is located just north of the Belgian village of Kanne, south of Maastricht but still on Dutch territory.[5]

It is built on a site that was already in use by the Romans. The caves, created by mining blocks to build the fortifications, still exist. They are now in use as the wine cellar of Neercanne.[6]

In 1465 the castle was destroyed by the people of Liège during the Liège Wars. The outbuildings and the prominent corner tower were built in 1611, in the style of the Mosan Renaissance.[7]

The main building was built in 1698 by Daniël Wolf van Dopff, lord of Neercanne, at that time the military governor of Maastricht.[8] All present buildings are built from marl.[9]

In the valley in front of the castle flows the river Jeker and is a baroque garden, reconstructed to the original design.[10]

Star history[edit]

- 1957-1966: one star[11][12]
- 1967-1977: two stars[13][14]
- 1978-1982: one star[15][16]
- 1983-1985: no stars.[17]
- 1986–present: one star[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

Head chefs[edit]

- 1952-1965: Theo Koch[26][27]
- 1965-1966: H.P.J. (Bèr) Stassen[28][29]
- 1967-1978: Gustave van Mieghem[30][31]
- 1985–present: Hans Snijders[32][33]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Knoopjelos.nl - Chateau Neercanne
  2. ^ (Dutch) Knoopjelos.nl - Chateau Neercanne
  3. ^ (Dutch) Knoopjelos.nl - Chateau Neercanne
  4. ^ (Dutch) "De man, die van Maastricht een culinaire stad maakte". Limburgs Dagblad. 07-08-1965. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  5. ^ (Dutch) Kasteel Neerkanne
  6. ^ (Dutch) Anton Wolters, Kanne: Een verhaal van 17.000 jaar 1989
  7. ^ (Dutch) Kasteel Neerkanne
  8. ^ Chateau Neercanne - History
  9. ^ (Dutch) Aanwijzing beschermd monument
  10. ^ Erik the Jong, Neercanne Castle and the Dutch garden tradition 1997. In "Restoration of Baroque gardens : the UNESCO Conference on Neercanne"
  11. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1957 t/m 1964 Last visited 3 June 2012
  12. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1965 t/m 1970 Last visited 3 June 2012
  13. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1965 t/m 1970 Last visited 3 June 2012
  14. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1976 t/m 1980 Last visited 3 June 2012
  15. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1976 t/m 1980 Last visited 3 June 2012
  16. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1981 t/m 1985 Last visited 6 January 2013
  17. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1981 t/m 1985 Last visited 6 January 2013
  18. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1986 t/m 1990 Last visited 6 January 2013
  19. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1991 t/m 1996 Last visited 3 June 2012
  20. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1997 t/m 2000 Last visited 3 June 2012
  21. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 2001 t/m 2005 Last visited 3 June 2012
  22. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 2006 t/m 2011 Last visited 18 October 2012
  23. ^ (Dutch) Brandligt, Vivie (22 November 2010). "Totaaloverzicht Michelinsterren 2011". Misset Horeca. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  24. ^ (Dutch) Brandligt, Vivie (28 November 2012). "Totaaloverzicht Michelinsterren 2012". Misset Horeca. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  25. ^ (Dutch) Brandligt, Vivie (26 November 2012). "Totale Michelinsterrenoverzicht 2013". Misset Horeca. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  26. ^ (Dutch) 60 jaar Restaurant Château Neercanne
  27. ^ (Dutch) "De man, die van Maastricht een culinaire stad maakte". Limburgs Dagblad. 07-08-1965. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  28. ^ (Dutch) "De man, die van Maastricht een culinaire stad maakte". Limburgs Dagblad. 07-08-1965. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  29. ^ (Dutch) Oostwegel: 'Chateau Neercanne in oude glorie herstellen' Limburgsche Courant 13 June 1984
  30. ^ (Dutch) Bijzondere restaurants - Nieuws
  31. ^ (Dutch) Limburgsche Courant - 1 April 1978
  32. ^ Portrait Hans Snijders
  33. ^ restaurant website

Coordinates: 50°49′7.98″N 5°40′4.55″E / 50.8188833°N 5.6679306°E / 50.8188833; 5.6679306