We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Librije's Hotel

Travelers' Choice award winner
Spinhuisplein 1, 8011ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Librije\\
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
The Hague
Level Contributor
93 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we were going to the restaurant, we decided to try the hotel. We were impressed by the professionalism of our hosts, the check-in went very smoothly. The hotel is an old women jail, entirely refurbished; the work which was done is impressive, however the comfort cannot be compared to those brand new 5 stars hotels which were built recently.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ThorTheHague-Paris
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The rooms in this hotel are decorated by Therese Boer. That stands for a romantic top quality. And every detail is well thought of. For example a nice naughty pleasure box in the bedrooms. Beds are that good (Auping) that we ordered one at home too. And the food: Needless to say it's the best of the Netherlands.

Helpful?
Thank Frans W
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a lovely place which ought to be exceptional, they try so hard but little things spoiled it a bit for me. The rooms are lovely with luxury furnishings but no shower curtain so the bathroom floor gets wet and slippery. There is an espresso coffee machine in the room but no way to make tea, you have to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sandra N
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a great, quirky hotel that is situated in a former women's prison. With 29 bedrooms it is the smallest five star hotel in the Netherlands, and it is great. When you arrive you are offered a small refreshment, and while you have that the luggage is brought to your rooms. The rooms are really great, with the old... More 

Helpful?
Thank Martin_the_Dane
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

As a present for our wedding we got a weekend at De Librije. What an experience. From the moment you hand over your keys to the butler to check in to the moment you drive back home the service is just awesome. And the food .... De Librije deserves every star they got... And the breakfast is the best we've... More 

Helpful?
Thank bert k
Level Contributor
100 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hotel in an old women's jails. Old building but very modern atmosphere. You will find everything that you expect from a five stars hotel Free wifi but don't forget to ask for the code at the reception The breakfast is really incredible. The best I never ate.

Helpful?
Thank Denis A
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous hotel with butler service in old prison (rooms complete with bars and cell doors! Perfect in combination with a visit to de Librije or Librije's Zusje restaurants. Make sure you leave room for breakfast - almost as much of a culinary experiece as dinner. Expensive - but worth every Euro.

Helpful?
Thank Eurekadelta
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

From the welcome, to the quality of the room and the quality of the food it would be difficult to improve. We stayed in May and can add little else to the other reviews already posted. It is not inexpensive, but it is worth it.

Helpful?
2 Thank wortonmiller
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Last weekend a celebrated my birthday at the Librije in Zwolle. It is a perfect place for celebrations. The main reason to visit the Librije is the food and it was superior. We started with a dinner in Librijes Zusje. This was my first time in this restaurant, but I have been in the main restaurant before a few times,... More 

Helpful?
Thank amigo42
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and we had a wonderful time. We booked a junior suite but got upgraded to a very nice full suite with large bath tube, rain shower, B&O television, reclineable boxspring. We enjoyed in particular the wonderful service starting with the welcome at the reception but lasting the whole 2 days with little attentions like... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank maestro074
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

72 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Zwolle
0.9 mi away
Hotel Lumen
Hotel Lumen
#4 of 9 in Zwolle
4.5 of 5 stars 451 reviews
0.6 mi away
Bilderberg Grand Hotel Wientjes
2.8 mi away
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Sandton Hotel Pillows Zwolle
1.6 mi away
Mercure Hotel Zwolle
Mercure Hotel Zwolle
#7 of 9 in Zwolle
4.0 of 5 stars 290 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Campanile Zwolle
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay