Château hotel and restaurant De Havixhorst is housed in a manor from 1753 in the attractive Reest Valley. With spacious suites, an exclusive restaurant and an authentic Courtyard – where, weather permitting, lunch and dinner are served – this hotel-restaurant is magnificent in appearance. Perhaps this is the reason why the storks return to their nest on the chimneys each spring?
In the castle’s gardens, landscaped in French baroque-style, you will find art from prominent contemporary artists. The former Coach House has been transformed into one of six classy reception areas.
The vaulted cellar is home to a great collection of wines, in which regular wine tastings are held. The menu offers dishes prepared with regional produce; vegetables, herbs and fruit from the hotel’s kitchen garden are used whenever possible. The surroundings offer many attractions. Take a leisurely stroll through the Reest Valley, visit the stork station De Lokkerij, go punting in Giethoorn or hunt for ancient megaliths.
*Additional €50 when check-in is on a weekend day
Havixhorst restaurant offers exclusive dining. The restaurant sources local produce such as vegetables, herbs and fruit. Much of it is grown on the estate. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner are served outside on one of the terraces or in the courtyard.
The chateau’s garden’s design is French baroque. In the garden, you will find works of art by many well known Dutch contemporary artists. Weather permitting, coffee and delicacies are served in the front courtyard.
Wine tasting in the vaults, where the hotel’s exclusive wines are stored. Proprietor and wine connoisseur Jos Wijland will guide you through the wines. High tea for groups and picnic baskets available on request. The outhouse is one of the six special rooms that are suitable for large and small parties.
The estate’s woodland with its many mature trees is part of a bigger nature reserve, ideal for long unwinding walks. The hotel organises horse drawn carriage trips including picnic baskets into the woods. The stork sanctuary De Lokkerij is nearby. The picturesque villages of Staphorst and Giethoorn (punting!) are nearby as well as the moors with their megalithic tombs.