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De Librije

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French, Belgian, Dutch
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Broerenkerkplein 13, 8011 TW Zwolle, The Netherlands
038-4212083
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 0
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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 service EVER!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Catherine F
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
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
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an restaurant of exceptional quality. If you take the tasting menu, you will be very very pleasantly surprised with what is going to be put in front of you. Very relaxed atmosphere, really nice food. A bit to heavy though to do this on a weekly bases, (also heavy for your wallet :-) ) Good place for a... More 

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed at Librije just a week after they re-opened the restaurant in the new location, the courtyard of Librije's hotel. From reception until breakfast next morning was a marvellous experience! Both the restaurant as well as the hotel are superb and the service is outstanding. We enjoyed an 8 course dinner: exquisite food accompanied by very nice wines. Probably... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is another level of dining. We went for the lunch which was an excellent choice as it lasted till +/- 17.30. After that we enjoyed Librije's hotel which is also awesome...

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Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

perfect food in a perfect place and atmosphere! stayed at the hotel and the service was just cool. Hans the Butler is really worthwile going there. The dinner at de librije is outstanding. Restaurant is closing by the end of year and will reopen at the hotel in Januar 2015! will go back as soon as possible! Jonny Boer is... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I f you want have make a fantastic experience You ahve to go to the Librije. Tastefull food, nice decoration and for this quality, it wasn't so expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broerenkerkplein 13, 8011 TW 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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