LIER is the Concertgebouw's new restaurant. The restaurant offers classic French cuisine with a contemporary touch, prepared with local, seasonal ingredients. With a dinner at LIER, your visit to the Concertgebouw will be complete.
Restaurant LIER is open on evenings when there are concerts in the Main Hall and for extensive brunches after the Sunday Morning Concerts. Dining in LIER is only possible if you attend a concert at the Concertgebouw that same evening.
You can simply reserve a table online when you order your concert tickets. On the page of the concert you select, you will also find a list of dinner options. You can also reserve a table by calling the Concertgebouw: within the Netherlands 0900 671 83 45 (€ 1 per call), from outside the Netherlands (foreign phone numbers only) 0031 20 671 83 45. Every day between 10 am - 5 pm. Do you intend to dine in the restaurant with a party of 6 or more? Then please make your reservation over the phone by calling the Concertgebouw on the telephone number stated above.
When making your reservation, you must select your time of arrival at the restaurant. These times are in line with the start time of your concert.
You already have your tickets to a concert, but still want to make a dinner reservation in LIER? Please go to My Concerts in your account or call the Concertgebouw on the telephone number stated above.
LIER's menu features classic French bistro dishes with a contemporary touch. Our chef is mindful of people and the environment and works with fresh, local and seasonal produce as much as possible. We offer you a choice of four dinner options, which you pre-select and pay for online:
3 course menu (€39.75)
Changing menu with a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options
3 course menu with drinks (€56.50)
Changing menu with a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options, including 2 glasses of wine, water and tea or coffee
Signature dish & dessert (€39.75)
2 course menu where you select your main course and dessert from the à la carte menu
Signature dish & dessert with drinks (€56.50)
2 course menu where you select your main course and dessert from the à la carte menu, including 2 glasses of wine, water and tea or coffee
It goes without saying that our culinary brigade will always take into account any dietary needs and/or allergies you or anyone in your party may have. If you want to add specific wishes to your reservation, you can enter these during the ordering process under "Anything we should know?". We cannot guarantee specific tables in the restaurant, but we will do our utmost to comply with your wishes as much as possible.
You can find Restaurant LIER on the first floor of the Pleinfoyer, above the main entrance of the Concertgebouw. This is a place where the past and present meet in different ways: from the architecture to the interior design, and from traditional hospitality to signature culinary dishes.
The name of the restaurant refers to the musical instrument in the Concertgebouw's logo: the lyre, which is 'lier' in Dutch. In Ancient Greece this instrument accompanied poets (hence the word 'lyrical') and later in history became a symbol for music in general.
Ever since the opening of the Concertgebouw in 1888, the lyre adorns the roof of the Main Hall. The 'Concertgebouw Picture Book' published for donors in 1964, contains an ode to the lyre: 'The lyre on the roof: a musical beacon in the beloved cityscape. (...) Under this roof, people create beauty in sounds to be enjoyed by other people.' Now, it's impossible to imagine the roof of the Concertgebouw without the golden lyre.
LIER's chef: Erwin Oudijk
After a 7-year adventure as a chef in Melbourne and Perth, Erwin Oudijk has returned to the Netherlands for LIER. He previously worked at The College Hotel and The Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, as well as several restaurants in Utrecht and The Hague. Erwin calls himself a good all-round chef, with French cuisine as the basis. He's very much looking forward to making sure that he and his team make your evening an unforgettable one.
Host: Daniël Huberts
When Daniël Huberts joined Vermaat in 2015, he already envisioned opening a restaurant in the Concertgebouw with his new employer. He's a qualified wine expert who has been classically trained at the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule in Lucerne, skills which he put to good use and developed further at various hotels around the city. In Amsterdam, for example, he worked at The Grand and the Amsterdam Museum before starting at LIER.
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