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Macrobiotic Cooking and Workshop Weekends


May 20 – 22
Way to Health, Vitality & Strength

What you eat is a very important aspect of how your health will be today as well as in later life. Scientific studies by world’s leading Food Nutritionists about the macrobiotic way of eating come out with very positive results and are clear indicators that people need to take a critical look at there food pattern with the intention of making changes now, towards a natural and healthy way of eating. The macrobiotic way of eating is now officially seen as one of the very best preventive food patterns ever designed: tasty, culinary and healthy, and beneficial for all ages.
During this weekend you will learn the practical skills you need to maintain or improve your health and you will learn in detail about the dietary approach to heart and coronary problems, cancer, arthritis, allergies, overweight, diabetes, and women’s health problems.



July 22 – 24
Summer Cooking

Spend some time in the international and cultural city of Amsterdam! And get new inspiration for delicious macrobiotic cooking!

The Kushi Institute and Deshima shop and Lunch service is placed right in the centre, opposite Rijks Museum (Rembrandt and Vermeer) and Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam is extremely bicycle friendly and it is easy to rent a bicycle everywhere. A visit to the beautiful sandy beaches of the North Sea will take you only 20 minutes by train.



September 30 – October 2
Traditional Japanese Macrobiotic Cuisine

“Washoku”, the traditional Japanese food culture and cuisine were formally designated by UNESCO as part of the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013. The traditional Japanese cuisine was considered to be closely associated with being nutritionally well balanced, contribute to long life and a spirit of respect for nature.

Patricio will demonstrate how to cook traditional Japanese dishes, how to combine the five tastes into a refined sense of balance, and how to present the dishes in a most beautiful way. A variety of traditional Japanese food items will be discussed and used.



November 25 – 27
Festive Cooking for Family and Friends

Entice your family and friends with healthy and elegant way of eating.
Discover how you can easily replace meat, dairy and sugar with tempting, delicious dishes suitable for everyone’s tastes, needs and health.
Program includes group discussion with personal health recommendations, menu planning and Q&A

Cooking classes and workshops conducted by our Deshima Master chefs and cooking teachers, featuring exquisite dishes including:

  • Select meals from the traditional European, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern and Asian kitchen.
  • Cooking for singles, families, partners, children, parties and travel
  • Cleansing, strengthening and relaxing dishes for personal health and recovery, for beauty and a peaceful mind, for natural weight and vitality


Delicious Deshima, Weteringschans 65, 1017 RX Amsterdam NL


From Friday 5.45 pm till Sunday after lunch


€ 375 per course, including all classes, study material, vegan macrobiotic organic meals, and a certificate of completion.


Early Bird offer: Register before March 1 (for the May course), before May 1 (for the July course), before July 1 (for the September course) and before September 1 (for the November course) and receive a high quality stainless steel vegetable knife and a Deshima family membership card for 1 year discount in our Deshima shop en Lunch room.


Your registration is final after receiving your registration form and non-refundable down payment of € 100 per course


Please check our Accommodation Tips for options


To register for the Art of Cooking School, please fill in the registration form and send it by email to: info@macrobiotics.nl
Or by post to the address below.


Art of Cooking Registration Form


For more stunning cooking presentations check out our Cooking Workshops (dutch spoken)

Note! These courses have limited space, so register early!

A non-refundable down payment of € 100 Euro per course, per person (payable by credit card or bank transfer) is required with your registration and will be deducted from the total amount.
The rest of the payment is due in full upon arrival. See the registration form for more details. For any questions about the registration procedure please email info@macrobiotics.nl


Refund & Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, more than 6 weeks prior to a course, full refund is granted except for the non-refundable down payment. Less than six weeks prior to a course, or if interrupting a course, no refund is possible.
This policy is valid for all educational programs.

The minimum amount of registrations for the course is 7.
We reserve the right to cancel the course if there are less than 7 registrations.

In case of this type of cancellation, 1 week notice before the course starts, full refund is granted or you can leave your credit amount with us to follow an next/ another course.
Tip: make your travel arrangements in advance and keep the ticket reservation option with possibility to eventually change the dates if needed.

















Shop / Mail Order / Lunch Service

Weteringschans 65
1017 RX Amsterdam, NL
Tel. shop: + 31- 20 - 4230391
Tel. lunch service: + 31- 20 - 6269933
Tel. mail order: + 31- 20 - 6257513

Business hours:
Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 18.00h
Saturday: 10.00 - 17.00h
(except mail order)