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Restaurant information
Established 1993[1]
Closed 2001[2]
Head chef Jon Sistermans
Food type French
Rating 1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street address Kleine Haag 2
City Amersfoort
Postal code/ZIP 3811 HE
Country Netherlands

Mariënhof was a restaurant located in Amersfoort, in the Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1996-2001.[3][4][5]

Head chef of Mariënhof was Jon Sistermans.[6][7]

The restaurant ended due to the transfer of ownership of the former monastery from insurance company "Amersfoortse Verzekeringen" to the "Van den Tweel Horeca Groep". The new owners changed course and wanted the restaurant to leave the fine dining and move into a lower class. After Sistermans left, the restaurant was closed.[8][9]

Restaurant Mariënhof and its chef Jon Sistermans were at the centre of a big row around the restaurant review magazine Lekker in the year 2000. He accused Lekker of deliberately damaging restaurants and staff without reason. Sistermans started the campaign "Lekker Beest 2001" and an advertiser boycott, to let the magazine change course. The magazine gave in and appointed a new chief editor with a culinary background and softened its language.[10][11][12][13]

Head chef Sistermans was also culinary responsible for the Michelin starred De Rôtisserie in the same complex, although Mandy the Jong was the head chef in charge. Shortly after being burned down by “Lekker”, De Rôtisserie was awarded its own Michelin star.[14][15][16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (21 November 2001). "Mariënhof à la carte gesloten". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (21 November 2001). Misset Horeca "Mariënhof à la carte gesloten" Check |url= scheme (help) (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1991 t/m 1996 Last visited 3 June 2012
  4. ^ 1993 Michelin Benelux. Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin et Cie. 1993. p. 365. ISBN 2-06-006039-7. 
  5. ^ (Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1997 t/m 2000 Last visited 3 June 2012
  6. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (5 September 2001). "Onrust bij Mariënhof". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Huijgens, Stan (18 December 1992). "Sistermans vertrekt". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mariënhof sluit restaurant". Amersfoortse Courant/AD (in Dutch). 9 November 2001. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (9 January 2003). "De Jong werkt aan comeback". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (14 March 2001). "Jaargids Lekker kuist z’n taal". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (17 July 2001). "Lekker beest houdt zich koest". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (3 September 2001). "Ex-hoofdredacteur: ‘Lekker is gezwicht’". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Mariënhof begint actie tegen blad 'Lekker'". Amersfoortse Courant/AD (in Dutch). 8 December 2000. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Hendriks, Patrick (26 January 2001). "'Weer gemotiveerd aan de slag'". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Topkok lucht zijn hart". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 26 August 1994. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  16. ^ Bruinsma, Robin. "Mariënhof blij met een ster erbij". Amersfoortse Courant/AD (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 52°9′12.02″N 5°23′25.58″E / 52.1533389°N 5.3904389°E / 52.1533389; 5.3904389