Parc Broekhuizen is a modern estate. The historic country house dates from 1792, but the furnishings are stylishly contemporary. The distinguished atmosphere is welcoming. This is not only due to building’s splendour and the beautiful surroundings, but also to bright and airy rooms. The unique combination of Louis XVI ceilings, large fireplaces, historic murals, contemporary art and designer furniture is magnificent.
Restaurant Voltaire is on the south side of the house, overlooking the ponds. Weather permitting, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at the water’s edge. Head chef Jacob Jan Boerma (3 Michelin Stars) oversees this fine dining restaurant. He is one of Netherland’s most acclaimed chefs. Major events are regularly scheduled in the spacious and stylish coach house.
Parc Broekhuizen lies in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park. Covering an area of 38 square miles, the park is home to a wealth of flora and fauna and is ideal for walking or cycling.
The signature chef at Restaurant Voltaire is Jacob Jan Boerma of De Leest, one of only three restaurants in the Netherlands to boast three Michelin stars. Both the design and the dishes reflect the wow-factor of the hotel. The bright and welcoming interior makes the perfect backdrop for the pure flavours. The result: a gastronomic experience. It is no secret that Boerma is capable of greatness, and he proves it again at Restaurant Voltaire.
Restaurant Voltaire is open Tuesday from 6.00pm, Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00pm, closed Monday.
From the terrace, the grounds of Parc Broekhuizen unfold before you in all their historic grandeur, and beyond them the natural beauty of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug national park. Weather permitting, the terrace becomes an open-air stage for a dinner of the highest calibre, or an intimate lunch. The gardens are lovely for a gentle stroll or a refreshing walk, always with the magnificent pond in the background.
The Parc Broekhuizen country estate is in itself a wonderful place to spend time relaxing. In the surrounding area, there are a number of places of interest that are well worth a visit. Perhaps the most prominent item on your to-do list is Museum Huis Doorn, a beautiful stately home where the former Keizer Wilhelm II lived out the rest of his days after the First World War. The forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug national park are perfect cycling or walking country, and can visit the Pyramid of Austerlitz, a monument built by Napoleon’s soldiers in 1804. Both Utrecht and Amersfoort are no more than half an hour away by car.