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De Librije

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$$$$
French, Dutch, European
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Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
+31 38 421 2083
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Hong Kong, China
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Netherlands was my first stop in Europe and I planned to have a daytrip to Zwolle from Amsterdam, so I searched if there’s any special restaurants there. Without any expectation, I found a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Zwolle so I decided to visit De Librije with a last minute decision. Luckily, I called them in the morning and managed to... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here having heard a lot of hype, read several reviews, recognize that it's renowned and one of only 2(I believe) 3 Michelin star restaurants in holland, so the bar was set pretty high, and still, it didn't disappoint! From our awesome bloody Mary's in the cocktail lounge surrounde by fantastic art, Rolling Stones original photographs and great music,... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit in this restaurant is a real experience which everyone should do! Located in an old prison in the cosy city of Zwolle, the restaurant offers some amaizing tasteful experiences which shall not be avoided

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Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Of course, the food is good. What do you expect from a 3 Michelin star restaurant? The staff is very professional and friendly, they can really be proud of them. Here comes the "but", like other guests also experienced, there is not very much attention from the chef or the female host (also the sommelier). Unless you are a regular... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I visited the restaurant in the old building, 4 years ago, that is why I was curios to see the new place. I didn't image that the Librije could be better, but Jonnie and Therese succeed to make even more creative, elegant and hedonistic place! Congratulations! This is an unique point, uniting the high cuisine with the modern, vanguard design... More 

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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Food, hospitality, service, building, art, wines, everything is brought to you with such a passion and eye for details. We had a dinner experience we will not forget! Unfortunately Jonnie and Therese Boer were not around, but Jan Willem, Stefan & colleagues made sure we had the true Librije experience.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We have been to quiet some Michelin star restaurants, but they all fade away when you compare them to the Librije. Everything is just right! We started with champagne in the lounge while they served different amuses and bites. We loved the textures and elegant flavors. When we got the menu's they explained that we had to choose individually four... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

safe some money and give yourself this experience.. you never forget! its not only about taste.. but for sure thats more then ok to!!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Zwolle
  • Phone Number: +31 38 421 2083

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