Restaurant & Hotel Merlet

Nearby the dunes, a recommendation for the perfect getaway - Gault&Millau

Restaurant & Hotel Merlet

Schoorl, North Holland, Netherlands

Restaurant Hotel Merlet
From € 150 per night
  • 28
  • A9
    29 km
  • Alkmaar
    12 km
  • AMS
    62 km

Handpicked by Quality Lodgings

  • Culinary top near Holland’s widest dunes
  • Indoor swimming pool, Spa and Beautysalon Oudtside
  • Love Under Construction Suite

A pleasant combination of English and French

Merlet lies at the edge of the quaint village of Schoorl, in the middle of the widest sand dune area of The Netherlands. Explore the picturesque dunes, woodlands and beach from the hotel. The dynamic second generation of the Bourgonje Family is in charge of this unique hotel in North Holland.

The elegantly finished luxurious rooms have balconies. In the hotel’s basement you will find a heated swimming pool, Spa & Beauty salon, sauna, steam room and fitness area. Bistro restaurant Grand Café Bourgogne is Merlet’s living room. The gastronomic heart is the One Star restaurant with a bright and Mediterranean atmosphere. The open kitchen allows you to observe the chef and his team. The menu changes with the seasons and offers classic and inspired dishes. The hotel also boasts a cooking studio.

Picnics and walks with the forest ranger are avai­lable on request and there are many cycle and horse riding trails.

  • Host/hostess
    Martin & Carla van Bourgonje
  • Chef
    Jonathan Zandbergen


  • Aperitif
  • 4-course dinner at restaurant Wine&Dine
  • 1 overnight stay in a Superior Room
  • Breakfast
  • €199 for 2*  Book QLUB Deal 

*Minimum stay of 2 nights is required when check-in is on a weekend day


The restaurant is the focal point of Merlet Hotel. It has an airy and Mediterranean feel with an open kitchen plan which offers a view of the chef’s activities. The classical and inventive menu changes with the seasons.

The Bourgogne Grand Cafe, which is considered De Merlet’s living room, has a bar and offers a light menu. The lounge contains a small library.

Merlet is closed on December 31 and January 1.

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  • 3
  • 17,5
  • 3,5

  • 4 course diner € 62,50
  • 5 course diner € 72,50
  • 6 course diner € 85,00

The restaurant is open daily. In the period from November to March, the restaurant is closed for lunch on Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Fridays and Sundays, the restaurant is open for lunch from 12noon-2pm. 

Garden & Terrace

The Merlet Hotel and Restaurant’s terrace is situated at the foot of a pine covered dune. It offers a lovely view of the meadows nearby. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner are served on the terrace.


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Wine tasting, guided walks with the gamekeeper and picnic baskets available on request. Canoes for hire. Riding school nearby.

Tamara and June will be more than happy to welcome you to their salon where they use the products of Maria Galland. Beautysalon Outside offers many beauty treatments such as body pakking, hot stone massage and manicure packages.


The Merlet Hotel and Restaurant is situated in a 1800 hectare woodlands and sand dune area, bordering Holland’s widest and highest dunes. Ample recreational possibilities for walks, bicycle trips or horse riding. The North Sea beach is nearby.



Restaurant & Hotel Merlet
Duinweg 15
1871 AC
+31 (0)72 509 36 44

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