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De Librije

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Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
038-4212083
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eating at the Librije is like enjoying a Picasso, a Rodin or a Rembrandt : it is art. Jonnie is a master of taste mixing flavours to surprise your senses. This in a wonderful ambiance, an old restored prison which acts as an hotel as well. Therese combines these asthonishing dishes with great wines from all over Europe. Friendly staff... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Librije is the best restaurant in Holland according to my judgement. The experience offered is fantastic and it surpassed the expectations. Its perfect in all its elements, great ambiance and excellent staff who spoil you. The restaurant is a pleasant place to sit down. The food served is incredible , nice combinations of various fresh ingredients, nicely presented and... More 

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el cerrito, california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

De Librije Restaurant of Jonnie and Thérèse Boer in Zwolle is arguably the best restaurant in the Netherlands. Their superb creations are innovative and based on transforming regional products into something really delicious, for which they have justifiably been awarded 3 Michelin stars. In their restaurant a menu with 5 courses is listed at €177.50, the 7-course menu is €192.50.... More 

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The place you would spend your last meal if on death row, with all remaining friends at the chef's table. Incredible array of subtle 'stuff' to eat. Authentic taste and combinations that will last. Very nice staff inspired by the owners that after twenty years may have some routine in behavior and presence. Go for dinner and expect to enjoy... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I had high expectations of this cookingworkshop but it was one big disapointment. It was all routine, executed by nice but not very professional youngsters. The chef showed up for less then 3 minutes.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was my first experience at a Michelin Star restaurant. It was a once in a life time experience .. the food, the presentation, the ambiance .. everything. Went with my bestie for Lunch, we booked two weeks in advance for a reservation (we were travelling in from India & had specific dates when we were available) The restaurant is... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Perfect service. Very nice cuisine and some nice surprises. A bit disappointed by the dessert. Worth the stars and the price.

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Lephalale, South Africa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have seen Thérèse and Jonnie stepping into the Librije many years ago, seen them grow and excell in everything they touch. Their love for food and wine shows in one amazing dish after another. First feasting ones eyes and than the taste buttons. Rewarded with 3 Michellin stars for sure is an accomplishment, keeping them for years in a... More 

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Hattem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Best restaurant in the Netherlands! All dishes are great pieces of art and culinarily engineering. Do not miss this!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This was a surprise treat for my husband, which I combined with a stay at their hotel (also wonderful, and reviewed separately). The meal was simply divine. We had the pairing menu, and courses were accompanied by wines that were both interesting and complemented the food perfectly. Really, this deserves its 3 star ranking among the top 10 restaurants in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Zwolle
  • Phone Number: 038-4212083

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?