In the 1930s, this friendly hotel was a tea house, a stopping place for people, horses and carts. From the wooden lookout tower on top of the hill (‘uitkijk’ means ‘lookout’) you could gaze out over the landscape of Salland, with a view stretching far into Germany.
Helen and Lars Kijftenbelt offer the same warm hospitality as the guests enjoyed in the olden days, but now in contemporary surroundings. And the view is as beautiful as ever! The hotel is surrounded by nature; you can cycle straight into the woods to enjoy the peace, quiet and gently rolling landscape. The terrace is tempting for a tasty lunch or a leisurely dinner. The decor in the hotel is warm, contemporary and refined, in English country house style. A splendid open fire with comfortable chairs create a homely atmosphere.
The restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and chef Berry Thuss serves the best flavours of the region. De Uitkijk is also ideal for families.
*extra night based on bed and breakfast + €119 per room
Chef Berry Thus’ menu combines the flavours of forest and land, wherever possible from the local area: in spring, the famous Salland asparagus, in the autumn, mushrooms picked from the grounds of De Uitkijk. The salmon and trout come from an artisanal fish smokery, which is well worth a visit in itself. Michelin has awarded the restaurant a coveted Bib Gourmand, the mark of exceptionally good food at moderate prices.
Restaurant opening times: daily from 12.00pm
In its woodland setting, the large terrace at De Uitkijk is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch, dinner or a drink. What’s more you can set off straight from the terrace for a walk in the countryside. If the weather is cooler you can still enjoy that outdoor feeling on the heated veranda.
The Netherlands’ best-known long-distance walking route, the Pieterpad, runs right past the hotel. And for good reason, because this part of the Netherlands is renowned as a walking area, with the rolling hills of the Holterberg as a favourite. The area is also excellent for cyclists or mountain bikers, with gently rolling hills and picturesque villages. The Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park is famous for its wide vistas. In this part of the Netherlands there’s relatively little light pollution, so an evening of stargazing at the Sterrenwacht Hellendoorn observatory is not to be missed. A little more than half an hour’s drive will take you to the historic Hanseatic cities of Zwolle and Deventer.