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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Amused

Restaurant Amused is located alongside the harbour in Hardenberg. With intense and fresh flavours, chef Chiel de Groot presents his creative dishes in a modern and innovative way.


Hardenberg, Netherlands
G&M 14
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Chiel de Groot

Chiel de Groot
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Chiel de Groot is owner and chef at restaurant Amused. At the young age of 25, Chiel could already call himself a chef after finishing his culinary studies, partly under top chef Theus de Kok. In 2017 he decided to open his own restaurant. At restaurant Amused, Chiel conjures up exquisite modern French cuisine. He strives to provide his guests with the best ambiance and food experience possible, drawing food lovers from near and far.

Corine Vink

Corine Vink
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Corine Vink has been co-owner at Amused Food & Wine in Hardenberg since 2020. She followed her specialisation, WSET2, WSET 3 and training for gastronome/sommelier with Peter Klosse after which she completed the Wine Academy in Maarn.

Modern French cuisine

Own vegetable garden

Local products

Restaurant Amused

Fresh local vegetables are an important element on the menu of Amused – they’re even cultivated in the restaurant’s own vegetable garden and play the starring role in the kitchen. Diners can choose from a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-course menu, with the best matchings of excellent wines from all around the world, carefully selected by the restaurant’s sommelier.

Amused’s cuisine

Chef Chiel de Groot's kitchen is synonymous with creativity and quality. The menus emphasize home-grown vegetables from the restaurant’s own vegetable garden so much that they represent the core focus on the menus. Every single flavour is well-balanced with a contemporary French cooking style. One of Chiel's signature dishes is the open ravioli with scallop, celeriac and morel mushrooms. This dish represents the perfect harmony of flavours where freshness, earthy flavours and experience all come together harmoniously. A natural feel is a significant feature of the cuisine at Amused restaurant. The wine list perfectly combines each dish with the finest wine, with many options from a big variety of international labels.

Hardenberg surroundings

Situated on the river Vechte, restaurant Amused gives its diners a breathtaking view of the harbour of Hardenberg. On the lounge terrace on the water, you are invited to relax with a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a cup of coffee. The walking path at Amused is part of the famous Pieterpad. This long-distance walking route leads you along the beautiful banks of the Vecht. Interesting sights in the area include 't Stadhuus Vechtdalmuseum, where you can learn about the history of the Vecht area.

JRE - Hostess of the Year 2023

Hospitality is the soul and spirit of every restaurant, reflected through distinctive hostessing. The creation of the perfect atmosphere, the deployment of a carefully curated wine cellar that seamlessly blends with the cuisine. Excellent service, a team dedicated to the comfort of the guest, executed at the highest level of perfection.



Amused Voorstraat 39 7772 AB Hardenberg Netherlands


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Opening times

Wednesday 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday 17:00 - 21:00
Friday 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday 17:00 - 21:00

Special offers by Amused

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Aperitif and appetizers in the vegetable garden with the Chef, viewing of our bee hives with explanation by a Beekeeper . 7-course menu with matching wines or a non-alcoholic pairing. Finish with coffee andfriandises Optional transport to/from B&B (overnight stay not included)

€ 245 per person

B&B Hardenberg

One night stay in a B&B in Hardenberg with a JRE-Superiour ALL-IN menu with transport from and to the B&B

€ 225 per person


Go sailing for an hour yourself, including Champagne and appetizers. When you return to the restaurant, you will enjoy a 4-course dinner with matching wines, table water and final coffe/tea with friandises

€ 150 per person

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