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Restaurant Atelier

Restaurant Atelier is housed inside a former tailor's studio. In this historic building, you will find a modern dining spot with a stylish industrial interior. Combined with natural materials and linen on the table the atmosphere turns into casual chic. Dress codes from casual jeans to a classy tuxedo – everyone is welcome here.


Gulpen, Netherlands
G&M 16,5
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Hans Kinkartz

Hans Kinkartz
MdH Membre d'Honneur

After his culinary training, Hans Kinkartz worked at many great restaurants. His career took him from Auberge De Rousch to Castle Vaeshartelt, and finally to Hotel Bellevue, where he joined the kitchen as a chef. In 1999, he and his partner and sommelier Ellen Kinkartz opened Atelier, a restaurant that has been highly praised by culinary guides for its delicious contemporary French cuisine.

Ellen Kinkartz

Ellen Kinkartz
MdH Membre d'Honneur

After working in the kitchens of several restaurants, sommelier Ellen first did a dietician course, as well as a patisserie course, to get more familiar in the hospitality field. She eventually entered the Wine Academy and got her WSET degrees. Next, together with her partner, chef Hans Kinkartz, she opened Atelier back in 1999. Here, Ellen pampers wine lovers with many rare labels, including a wide variety from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Modern French cuisine

Local ingredients

16,5 Gault Millau points

Restaurant Atelier

The cooking style of chef Hans Kinkartz blends traditional cooking with a modern flair. To pair each dish perfectly, hostess and sommelier Ellen Kinkartz has selected innovative organic and biodynamic wines for the wine list.

Atelier’s cuisine

Restaurant Atelier will give you a mouth-watering dining experience. The appetizers are a hit right away, leaving an indelible impression. Lobster and croûte with chorizo ​​mayonnaise, and a combination of eel with miso, chives and horseradish are just a few examples. An enthusiastic, young kitchen team, led by chef Hans Kinkartz creates modern, innovative dishes, where recognizability in flavour and ingredient is essential. Both Lekker and Gault Millau have rewarded their attention to detail and seasons, as well as their passion and dedication. Wine lovers will also be pampered here, by sommelier Ellen Kinkartz. In addition to French-oriented wines, the wine list offers a wide variety from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Gulpen surroundings

Atelier restaurant occupies a historic building in the center of Gulpen, right on the market square, surrounded by small pubs, eateries and cozy terraces. Gulpen lies nearby the European cities of Maastricht, Aachen and Liège. The forest surrounding the restaurant and its rolling hills, make it an ideal place to enjoy the peace and nature, or to go hiking and cycling. Interesting sights in the area include Neubourg Castle and the Gulpener beer brewery, where the famous local beer can be tasted.

JRE - Hostess of the Year 2022.

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.



Atelier Markt 9 6271 BD Gulpen Netherlands


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Opening times

Tuesday 18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:30
Thursday 18:30 - 21:30
Friday 12:00 - 12:30 18:30 - 21:30
Saturday 12:00 - 12:30 18:30 - 21:30

Special offers by Atelier in Gulpen

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Brew your own beer together with Chef Hans Kinkartz, lunch, develop the label for your own beer, 100 bottles of your own beer, 6-course ALL-IN dinner at Atelier in Gulpen, overnight stay at B&B De Zwarte Ruiter (only on reservation via secretariat)

€ 750 p.p.

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