My cooking studio in Amsterdam

In order to create a safe space, the air in de kookstudio is replaced every 4 minutes.

cooking workshops since 1990
you don’t have to share the studio with other groups
relaxed and comfy atmosphere
you will be assisted by passionate and experienced chefs
you can sit with up to 28 persons at one long table
varied offering of themes
workshops can be booked for groups from 10 to 34 persons
drinks are included in the price
high quality ingredients
parking garage 100 meters from the kookstudio
tram and busstop nearby
within walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station
direct contact with the owner, so no reservation office in between
the cooking workshops can be given in english
prices for businesses and organizations excl. BTW/VAT
the workshops can start at any time you wish
the cooking workshops take 3 to a maximum of 4 hours
we don’t rent the kookstudio to third parties
we don’t offer cooking classes for individuals

Since 1990 I organize cooking workshops in my cooking studio in Amsterdam. Most people book because they have been before or because they have heard good things about me. My style of cooking is refined but simple and the focus is on fresh and good ingredients. The recipes are fun to make but you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.
The dining room has a homey feel with art on the walls and the spacious kitchen is well equipped.

You don’t have to share the cooking studio with other groups.

The largest table sits up to 28 persons. If you come with a smaller group, we take some tables out, with a bigger group we place an extra table. The maximum group size is 34.

Many times my guests tell me that it feels like they are in my home, this is the biggest compliment I can imagine.

Click virtual tour for an impression of the kookstudio.

Cooking studio Dennis Leeuw, cooking workshops for groups in Amsterdam.

Only MSC approved fish is used in my cooking studio: https://www.janvanas.nl

Overview cooking workshops

Italiaanse kookworkshop Amsterdam Tagliatelle snijden

Italian cooking workshop

The Italian cooking workshop is by far the most popular. Everybody loves Italian food so this workshop is always a good choice!

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Gezond Aziatisch koken in de kookstudio in Amsterdam

Asian vegetarian cooking workshop

Nowadays many of us eat less meat. For many reasons Asians eat little meat or no meat at all. For this reason they have an centuries old tradition of cooking extremely refined vegetarian dishes.

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kookstudio in amsterdam, winnaars van de kookwedstrijd

Teambuilding cooking workshop

Does your team need a new impulse? Is it time to stimulate the team spirit? Book the cooking competition!

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kookstudio in Amsterdam, leer koken zoals de Japanners thuis eten.

Japanese comfort food

In this cooking workshop you learn what the Japanese eat when they come home after a long day of work. Simple but refined, fresh, colorful and healthy but without spending too much time in the kitchen. Actually very modern!

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afbeelding etensbord franse kookworkshop kookstudio dennis leeuw in amsterdam

French cooking workshop

There is no match for the French style of cooking… During this workshop you make a classic menu with a modern twist.

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Arabische kookworkshop Amsterdam

Arabic cooking workshop

Come and enjoy the flavors and fragrances of cardamom, cumin and cinnamon. Fresh tasting soup with lemon juice and dried mint, hummus with home made bread and much more.

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Samen aan de Hollandse pot in Kookstudio in Amsterdam

Dutch cuisine with a twist

If you have foreign colleagues over this is the cooking workshop for you! Get to know our national cuisine, traditional Dutch food, but with a twist.

Cooking studio in Amsterdam.

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Vegan Indonesian cooking workshop

This is your chance to experience how delicious an Indonesian 3-course dinner can be without meat, dairy products or eggs. You and your group will prepare a starter, 4 main dishes, a dessert and crispy cookies that will be served with coffee at the end of the cooking workshop.

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customer testimonials

I felt like I was at someone’s home

Thanks for sending the recipes. And thank you for the lovely evening yesterday. Everyone had a great time and the food was amazing.

My team is still under the vibe of our wonderful event in your kookstudio

About Dennis Leeuw

After years of working in several renowned restaurants it was time to start something new. At that time there were no open restaurant kitchens and I missed the contact with the guests.

When I joined the restaurant critic Johannes van Dam to eat for Het Parool, I met many new people in the food business. One of them was Cees Holtkamp, owner of the famous pastry shop here in Amsterdam. When I participated in a patisserie cooking workshop that Cees gave, I knew what I wanted: to have a cooking studio in Amsterdam myself. Until today I love the energy and special atmosphere of having in group in my kitchen. The happy faces at the table and all the compliments when the guests leave at the end of the evening are the best part of my work.