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De Librije

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Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is ART. Absolutely amazing sights and tastes from the second you walk through the door. Lunch is just as incredible as Dinner, and THE SMART MOVE is to spend the night and then OVERDOSE on Breakfast the next day. OMG.The rooms are ALL chic and well thought out as the meals... 15 stars and 2 snaps up! Just do... More 

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abu dhabi
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We did the Taste of De Librije dining experience on Holland America and it was absolute perfection from start to finish. The flavor combinations were out of this world. I can only imagine the actual restaurant is just as good or better. Amazing food. Well worth it for those who appreciate food as an art form.

Thank ynwanfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were 2 couples. We had selected the package inclusive of a dinner and an overnight stay including breakfast. We enjoyed the whole evening, it was bliss : the atmosphere, the staff, the wine and, of course, the food ! Feast to the eye and taste buds. Eating at the Librije is like enjoying a play, a piece of art.... More 

Thank 630zitak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Known for its beautifull courses and artfully menu. Staff is skilled and friendly offering a full dining evening

Thank mhjboom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Chef Jonnie Boer and Sommelier Therese Boer of the Librije are such an art piece. And the whole world is curious about their succes as leaders. The taste of this restaurant is more than food, the team at your table is effective, kind, sensitive an very well trained without the traditional 3 *** stiffness...In their store I found a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had the perfect evening at De Librije to end our honeymoon trip in Europe. Everything was perfect, the atmosphere, the staff, the wine and most importantly the food. It was a theatre and the full experience, not just the dinner. All the staff was very welcoming and accommodating,

Thank Kristina S
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I selected the package inclusive of a dinner and an overnight stay. Johnnie and Theresa Boer are no doubt great hosts as well as entertaining personalities. A stay at their carefully curated hotel and restaurant is stepping into their mindset of the hospitality experience they would to present. Everything is selected to subtly enhanced and define their brand. Say hello... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Dutch, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?