Restaurant De Librije

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De Librije

Jonnie and Thérèse: ‘We all eat and drink every day, but what we really enjoy is making that every day routine a special experience, and to share our love of fine foods and beautiful wines with you. We were both born and bred in the region around Zwolle. We spent our childhood catching pike perch, picking water mint, searching for mushrooms, sneaking the punt into the decoy. In that kind of environment, how could you not fall in love with all those fabulous regional products?

Many people consider these to be our specialty. But to us, it feels more like we’re special, because we don’t actually have a specialty. When you cook and serve a meal with a generous heart, and you put something of yourself into it, it all becomes special. Together with the team, we discover and explore the ingredients of a loving relationship between wine and food, every day. We love sharing our discoveries with you, and to treat you to a wonderful experience, without any fuss. We love going that extra mile for you.’


Jonnie has cooked in De Librije for more than 20 years. Thérèse joined the team as host and sommelier in 1990. In 1993 they took over “De Librije”. In the same year we were awarded our first Michelin star. In 1999 the second Michelin star follows, which makes Jonnie Boer the youngest two-star chef in The Netherlands. In 2004 De Librije becomes the second restaurant in The Netherlands to have been awarded with three Michelin stars.


De Librije has evolved an idiosyncratic cuisine

Rooted in selected regional products, enhanced by state-of-art cooking techniques. Creating modern innovative dishes and reinventing gastronomic classics. Welcome to our surprising world full of passion and love for our profession.
Jonnie and Thérèse Boer: “After 20 years of serving our guests, we offer the opportunity to compose your own menu. To make your choice more exciting and surprising and let you experience our kitchen, we offer our special menu ‘Librije’s mini-menu’ besides our à la carte dishes and the vegetarian menu.”


Librije’s mini-menu

Our guests will choose four dishes by making a selection of the three –seasonally adjusted- ingredients. Three dishes will carefully be selected by the chef, together the seven dishes will create an exciting menu. Furthermore, we will give our vegetarians the possibility to chose a vegetarian ingredient. In other words: we have been working on developing delicious food for you to enjoy, together we will create your surprising menu!


Wine list

Thérèse: “May I say something about our wines?

Next to the pure food we serve, I like to offer a wine to match. Every week my team and I taste several dishes and the wines to go with them. We keep trying until we’ve found the right match. My sommeliers and I make a point of selecting the wine that most beautifully complements the dish you have chosen from our menu and/or from our la carte dishes. Of course we respect your wishes. I also would like to present our wine list, with labels from all over the World. And there is a choice of 20 bottles that are always open for you to try. It’s my pleasure to suggest a wine that makes your lunch or dinner complete. Enjoy…

Chef’s Table

At the Chef’s Table you will find yourself at a very unique place. Discover the bustling heart of the kitchen together with your friends, colleagues or family, where you will enjoy your lunch or dinner with a view on Librije’s chefs. A special and unforgettable experience!

The Chef’s Table is perfect for groups of 6 up to 16 people.

Private Dining

For our guests who want to have lunch or dinner in a more private atmosphere, the Thorbecke Salon will be available. This large and spacious Salon, former five cells, is tastefully decorated and can accomodate 10 to 32 guests. The Thorbecke Salon has a beautiful view at Restaurant De Librije. In the Thorbecke Salon we serve various menus, if desired, matching wines.

You can make a reservation for the Thorbecke Salon in Restaurant Librije through our Private Dining department by phone at +31 (0) 38-853 0000 or e-mail

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