Hotel De Lochemse Berg stands on a wooded hill, the highest point in the landscape between the villages of Lochem and Barchem, in the eastern Achterhoek region of the Netherlands. The building dates from 1903, and the garden in English landscape style merges beautifully with the surrounding nature area.
Caroline van der Vlies and Peter Gertenbach transformed a rather run-down family hotel into a contemporary, creative and welcoming place to spend the night and enjoy good food and wine.
The menu features a changing selection of eight tasty dishes to combine. On Sunday the restaurant serves an Italian ‘family style’ lunch. The fruit and vegetables come from the hotel’s own garden. The wine room offers a selection of around a hundred wines for you to choose from. Caroline and Peter gained years of experience at their own well-known restaurants in Amersfoort, Tollius and Perron 4/5, both of which serve excellent cuisine. The same is true of De Lochemse Berg. It’s small and friendly, and that is exactly what makes it so special.
*Available from Wednesday till Sunday, except for Saturday
Peter and Caroline run the restaurant together in the same relaxed atmosphere the hotel exudes. The warm colour palette, natural elements and tasteful art create a charming ambiance. It is recommended to notify staff if you want to eat in. The menu changes daily. Don’t forget to try the different flavours of home-made jam at the breakfast table. The restaurant welcomes non-resident diners, but do phone beforehand to book.
The restaurant is only open upon booking.
Staying in the Achterhoek region you cannot but enjoy the wonderful landscape. The garden of De Lochemse Berg mirrors the lush surroundings. The English landscape garden offers you the chance to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. The terrace is like an island in a sea of green. The scenery is enhanced by an ornamental pond adjoining the terrace. The large kitchen garden provides the restaurant daily with fresh produce. The fresh fruit juices are made from fruit growing in the hotel’s own orchard.
The hotel’s name hints at its surrounding countryside. De Lochemse Berg means The Lochem Mountain. Well, it is more like a hillock, really. From the hotel various bicycle routes and hiking tracks lead you through picturesque woodlands to the top of the Lochemse Berg on 55 m (180 feet) above sea level. The village of Lochem is well within reach. Art lovers will surely admire the new Museum More, Holland’s biggest museum of Dutch modern realism. The impressive collection comprises paintings by famous Dutch artists, such as Charley Toorop, Carel Willink and Erwin Olaf.