Restaurant Bridges

About us

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Experience exceptional gastronomic quality in the accessible atmosphere of restaurant Bridges. Enjoy the exquisite cuisine, inviting service and friendliness of team Bridges in the heart of Amsterdam. Our hospitality serves as the bridge between the exceptional and accessible.

Raoul Meuwese is the Executive Chef of restaurant Bridges. He describes his dishes as “classic and traditional French, with international influences and a local touch.” He prefers to work with fish and local products which are sustainably grown or caught. Based on these products he creates dishes according to the season. Besides, international influences that characterize the city of Amsterdam, are reflected in the dishes served at Bridges.

Discover the flavours of Bridges with a five-, six- or seven course Menu du Chef and experience Bridges the way we envision it. Or create your own menu with our à la carte options. Our Wine Director carefully selected both exceptional and accessible wines as the perfect complement to your culinary experience. Let our maître Daan Halle and his enthusiastic team serve you and be surprised by the exceptional of Bridges.


Restaurant Bridges is located in hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. Between two of the oldest canals of the city, the hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam.

The century old building has a rich history and tells a range of stories. In 1411, the building began life as a convent. After the Reformation in 1578, the building was turned into a guest house used as lodging for important guests of city officials. During the 17th century, part of the building belonged to the Admiralty of Amsterdam. In 1808, the building was transformed into the city hall of Amsterdam until 1988. After a renovation of four years, hotel The Grand opened its doors in 1992.

The Grand offers five-star luxury in a unique ‘Amsterdam’ ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur. The rooms, restaurants and bars, the historical halls and the beautiful Garden Terrace charm everyone into visiting the hotel.

Bridges is located in the former canteen of the city hall of Amsterdam, which was situated in the property for over 180 years. The history is characterized by the mural at the entrance, created by Karel Appel in 1949. Karel Appel was asked cause at that time, he was the main representative of the new cobra movement. The artwork has been hidden behind a wall for years, but today it is considered a true masterpiece.