Karin Engelbrecht

Karin Engelbrecht lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she works as a restaurant reviewer and food and lifestyle writer.


Karin currently writes restaurant reviews and lifestyle pieces for A-Mag, the official English-language Amsterdam city magazine. Recently, she wrote the Shopping section for Fodor's Amsterdam Travel Guide 2016. Karin was also the Netherlands contributor for the culinary travel guide 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die, published in Oct 2014. ​In addition, Karin works freelance as a copywriter and creative translator for various food & lifestyle brands, creative agencies and NGOs. 

Formerly, she was Chief Restaurant Critic at Time Out Amsterdam magazine (winner of the PPA International Consumer Magazine of the Year in 2010 and 2011) and worked closely with the monthly magazine as a Restaurant Reviewer, Food & Drink Editor and Culinary Consultant from its launch in 2008 to 2013. During this time, Karin also wrote restaurant reviews for the annual Time Out Amsterdam 100 Restaurants Pocket Guide and the Time Out Amsterdam City Guide

Karin Engelbrecht

"My interest in Dutch food and -culture is more than a hobby and professional activity - it's also part of my everyday family life in Amsterdam as a wife and mother. As About.com's Dutch Food Expert, I have shared traditional Dutch recipes and new creations, inspired by the Netherlands' rich history, my frequent restaurant visits and various Dutch cookbooks. For the past 9 years, I've also written about the history and development of Dutch cuisine, local restaurants and food shops, and typical Dutch foods, such as cheese, ossenworst and salty licorice.

For the freshest food news from Amsterdam, join me on Facebook and Twitter, check out my food photos on Pinterest and daily snapshots of the Amsterdam food scene on Instagram. For professional inquiries, please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn."

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