“For over 15 consecutive years, we have been awarded two Michelin stars. The entire Ciel Bleu Team contributes daily with great joy and dedication to this achievement. Ciel Bleu is an invitation to experience culinary craftsmanship and service.”

Arjan Speelman, Head Chef

Ciel Bleu: Refined Flavours

Welcome to Ciel Bleu. Here, you step into the world of our refined flavours. Where the focus is on details and everything is perfectly brought together. Our dishes, the wines, the ambiance and the personal service make a visit to Ciel Bleu an unforgettable gastronomic experience with a panoramic view of Amsterdam.

We are dedicated to pure cooking with courage, love, and craftsmanship. Ciel Bleu’s international cuisine seamlessly combines traditional and innovative techniques. Worldly influences and spices make each dish an excellent culinary taste experience.

One team

Our Ciel Bleu team is a unity. Together, we create the authentic two Michelin-star experience of Ciel Bleu. A complete culinary experience at the highest level. We invite you to taste the purity of our ingredients and to explore traditional craftsmanship filled with surprising elements.

We enjoy getting to know our guests and showing them who we are. With each guest, a connection is formed. Our Head Chef Arjan Speelman, Service Manager Francesco Simonelli, and the rest of the team warmly welcome you and are pleased that you are here.

Our dishes

At Ciel Bleu, you taste pure worldly influences and ingredients and spices. We bring these together to create an original and surprising taste experience. Every bite is a journey in itself. We draw inspiration from all corners of the world, utilizing the beauty nature has to offer. Our dishes progressively immerse you, while the main ingredient takes center stage.



You will also find refined flavors in our wine selections. SVH Wine Master Noël Vanwittenbergh and sommelier Niccolo Benigni have carefully selected the most exclusive wines that harmoniously complement our dishes. The result is a traditional yet surprising wine list where no compromises have been made. Our sommelier team is always ready to provide you with a fitting and personal choice.

*Summer closure: 31/12 – 16/01

“We cater to our guests’ palates and preferences and create the Ciel Bleu experience by adding a third flavour profile to the dishes; something unexpected yet carefully considered.

Noël Vanwittenbergh, SVH Wine Master

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Top performance

Team-oriented collaboration and structure. According to Executive Chef Arjan Speelman of Ciel Bleu** at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, these are the key factors for achieving a culinary top performance. In the kitchen of the Michelin-starred restaurant, a clear hierarchy is maintained, and everyone has a defined role. But if any deviation is noticed, everyone is encouraged to give feedback. We go above and beyond for each other. Arjan compares it to Formula 1 racing, where losing is not an option!

Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table is located in the bustling heart of the kitchen of Ciel Bleu. This private dining option is ideal for groups from 4 to 9 people.

Choose from three exquisite menus for this special occasion:

  • The Experience Menu*
  • The Caviar Menu*
  • The Signature Experience, which includes aperitifs, wine pairings, water, coffee, and a special Ciel Bleu gift.

*The Experience and Caviar menus do not include aperitifs, wine, or wine pairings, but these can be ordered at your table. Please note, the Discovery Menu is not available for The Chef’s Table.

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Ciel Bleu Signature Experience

Indulge in the exquisite Experience Menu at Ciel Bleu. Your reservation includes:

  • A welcome glass of Champagne
  • The Experience Menu (8 courses)
  • Matching wine pairing (7 wines)
  • A Ciel Bleu gift
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Private dining

Ciel Bleu’s private dining offers the space to enjoy culinary delights with your guests in complete privacy. The Starlight is a unique location with magnificent panoramic views. Our private dining is ideal for meetings and dinners for groups comprising between eleven and eighteen guests. For more information on private dining, please contact us via  [email protected] or +31 (0)20 6788 300.

Ciel Bleu Experience

Every visit to Ciel Bleu is an unforgettable experience. If you wish to extend this experience, you can continue to enjoy all the comfort and service under the Amsterdam stars at Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

The five-star hotel excels in pampering its guests. The delightful breakfast combined with a late check-out ensures the ultimate conclusion to a Ciel Bleu experience. Or perhaps a visit to Nagomi Spa before heading home? Everything is possible within Hotel Okura Amsterdam.

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Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Ciel Bleu is located in Hotel Okura Amsterdam. From the 23rd floor of the 5-star hotel, Ciel Bleu offers a breathtaking view over the entire city.

Ciel Bleu is a crucial part of the overall experience at Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Everything revolves around the ultimate sense of hospitality, known as Omotenashi.

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Culinary Recognitions

Chef Arjan Speelman and his team have once again retained two Michelin stars for Ciel Bleu Restaurant. This restaurant with international cuisine has held this exceptional recognition since 2007. The inspector explains: “Ciel Bleu lives up to its name immediately. Here you dine on the top floor of the luxurious Hotel Okura Amsterdam and have a spectacular view of the blue sky and the Amsterdam skyline. Wow! Arjan Speelman’s kitchen is technical and creative. It is infused with global influences and spices. Every detail is precise, every bite a surprise.”

Ciel Bleu Restaurant has achieved an impressive score of 19/20, maintaining its second place among Dutch restaurants. The inspector evaluates: “Everything in Ciel Bleu, located on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, is of a high standard. The space exudes chic, serene tranquility. The service runs impeccably smoothly. Roasted langoustine with pickled carrot, limequat, and sauce based on langoustine heads showcases the masterful hand of chef Arjan Speelman.”

Noël Vanwittenbergh, sommelier at Ciel Bleu Restaurant, received the Joop Braakhekke Hospitality Award for his exceptional contributions to gastronomy. The deserving winner will mentor young talent Marly Sauer in the industry for a year under the supervision of esteemed jury members. This initiative aims to inspire and promote the next generation of restaurant professionals.

Ciel Bleu has been named one of the top three restaurants in the Netherlands by La Liste Top 1000 Restaurants in the World for 2023. Additionally, the restaurant rankings for La Liste 2024 have been unveiled. Ciel Bleu Restaurant rises to 95.5, maintaining its position in the top three restaurants in the Netherlands.

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards 2023 recognized the extraordinary wine selection of Ciel Bleu Restaurant. It is an international recognition in three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence, and Grand Award. Ciel Bleu has received the Best Award of Excellence for more than ten consecutive years.

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