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De Librije

Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
+31 38 421 2083
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (7 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Getting spoiled here is no coincidence. The food is just fantastic - many flavor sensations and each of them subtle but distinct. Good combinations, the wines finishes the flavor pallet. The atmosphere is very enjoyable, the guests are seated in such a way that you...More

Thank JoyceNLBE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food. Every dish was theatrical, flavours and textures were perfectly balanced. The setting is interesting, set in the middle of a former prison's courtyard. Service was attentive but not very warm.

Thank hkcw
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were here for a long, leisurely lunch, as part of a family visit, and it was a gastronomic delight. Our party of five was welcomed courteously, with no fuss of fawning, just how we like it. Any jackets and coats were taken and spirited...More

Thank Dez_and_AJ
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Last week I was so lucky to have dinner a second time in the Librije in Zwolle. The first time was many years ago when this restaurant had just recently received its third Michelin star. Of course this was in the old location. This time...More

1  Thank Bloemski
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Dining here is certainly an enthralling experience with a great venue, mostly well executed dishes, and on the ball service. Jonnie Boer and the wife sommelier Therese runs the show and very much present in the dining room, which is sadly rare in some 3...More

Thank Meng Yang N
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

It's a the total package that makes it an amazing experience. The building (former prison), the delicious pieces of art on the plates, the little shop with wines and other products, and of course the service. It was all very good. We had the 7...More

Thank Lilian Z
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Waiting for quite a few months after booking, we experienced a wonderful dinner at this very special restaurant. From the moment we were guided to the lounge we were stunned by beautiful little dishes, all wonderful tasting. The chef, Jonnie Boer, brought us the menu,...More

Thank Frank_de_Bos
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful decor, middle-east influences throughout food and ambience. Very friendly and efficient, yet friendly staff. Jonnie and Theresa themselves don't appear very happy.....The food is sensational. No wonder this place ranks < top 50 of the world! At the end of 4 amuses, 7 courses...More

Thank William V
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My husband and I decided to come to De Librije for my Birthday. From the moment you arrive ,attention to detail and service, outstanding. Spending the night there is a must. I think, just the thought of really soaking up what Jonnie and Thérèse Boer...More

1  Thank Saarenelly
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful ambiance in a former women's jail. It's a total experience: warm welcome, champagne with amuses and then a five course lunch with beautiful wines in the former courtyard. Finishing with coffee and friandises. Service was great and personal.

Thank Jonquilla
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20 April 2016|
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Response from Rookmaker | Reviewed this property |
They have winepairings by the glass with each course. I do not know if these are included.
Emma D
23 January 2015|
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Response from RobBraat | Reviewed this property |
By car one and half hours. By train / public transport a bit longer as the restaurant is situated some distance from the train station
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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