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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, Reservations

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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
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My wife and I first learned of the De Librije restaurant while on a Holland America cruise, they turned their Pinnacle Grill restaurant on the ship into the De Librije serving some of their signature dishes. We were planning on being in Amsterdam and decided to make the 1.50 hour journey. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Paul M
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Jupiter, Florida
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Jupiter, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I first learned of the De Librije restaurant while on a Holland America cruise, they turned their Pinnacle Grill restaurant on the ship into the De Librije serving some of their signature dishes. We were planning on being in Amsterdam and decided to make the 1.50 hour journey. We were happy to learn that it just got... More 

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amsterdam
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fully understand why this is one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands. When we arrived on our daughter's birthday we were escorted into the lounge, where we requested a cocktail. The restaurant's owner, 3 Michelin star chef Jonnie Boer, came out to greet us and asked if we liked gin & tonics. When we said we did, he suggested... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Whenever you visit Holland (or when you live there!) and you love food, then make sure to visit the Librije in Zwolle. It's the best restaurant of The Netherlands, awarded with three Michelin stars. Okay, it's expensive, but it's so worth every penny. Every course is mindblowing and inspiring. It really is art. My favorite dish of the night was... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
20 restaurant reviews
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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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