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De Librije

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French, Belgian, Dutch
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Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
038-4212083
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best food ever 4 michelin stars

Be amazed about the layers of taste chef Johny Boer manages to add to every bite. Dazzeling good food with honest local ingredients. Take the 7 course surprise menu with accompanied wine arrangement for the night of your life, foodwise at least😃

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Eric B
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Trondheim, Norway
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trondheim, Norway
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Be amazed about the layers of taste chef Johny Boer manages to add to every bite. Dazzeling good food with honest local ingredients. Take the 7 course surprise menu with accompanied wine arrangement for the night of your life, foodwise at least😃

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was the first visit after De Librije move to a women prison from 1700? Situate in the old town Reserving for dinner was very hard but for lunch it was possible. From arriving(valet parking) till the end of our fist, the service was great.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really enjoyed dinner and breakfast over here when celebrating our 25th marriage anniversary. This was an unforgettable experience. We're going to be back here every year.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was my second visit to De Librije. It used to be set up in the library of an old monastery, hence the name, but it is now part of the hotel on Spinhuisplein. (I have submitted new address details to Tripadvisor and requested that they update it). We were four friends visiting and we had taken the Librije-package, which... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

service is excellent Bread was super amazing , ever tasted in any restaurant before and till now. First appetizer served with branch decor, Entire course bread served free, nice frizzled water, fish is excellent, meat was pooched perfect. Chocolate homemade was 5 star . Ending our dinner with fabulous night. We have a chance to have tour around kitchen. Decor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food, as expected, was outstanding. Innovative, different but with a distinct flavour and style. The service was out of this world. Almost every waiter took the time not only to tell us about the food but also to offer advice to help make our stay in Amsterdam even better. We managed to go to three of their recomendations and... More 

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Tenerife
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Michelin star restaurant is famous and they act like this😖 The food and the wine is as you would expect: great quality and surprisingly original way of preparation. However the treatment of the guest is with an attitude which a restaurant should not show. Uninvited you have to swallow not only the food but also very detailed information about... More 

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Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner there several times. There is really good restaurant with foods,services and quality.The chefs making art.You can eat really good foods with really good wines.You need to call for reservations months in advance.I read on newspaper the chef had prepared special dinner for Obama last year.But you have to know that there is really expensive restaurant, we went... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Eating in Lijbrije is an experience. Very many different kinds of foods. Very good service. One of the best restaurants.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had lunch here on a special occasion. It was in their new location. We chose the 7 course menu and there were a few amuse-bouches provided. It was an orgasmic gastronomic experience. Each dish was beautiful and we first spent a moment just looking at it. Everything was delicious, the flavours complemented each other magnificently. The waiters and waitresses... More 

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Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 038-4212083
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Zwolle
Cuisine: French, Belgian, Dutch

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Zwolle
  • Phone Number: 038-4212083

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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