Building: early 20th century
Early 20th century Jonkheer Egbert Lintelo de Geer initiated the building of Kasteel Kerckebosch, a splendid castle in light attractive woodland on the outskirts of the town of Zeist. Antiques and ornaments from restored churches and castles in the vicinity create the interior’s unique style. The two antique doors with cast iron knockers are from the Utrecht cathedral, and the fireplace in the conservatory came from an 18th-century Amsterdam canal house. During recent refurbishments of the hotel and its two restaurants, Ingmar Sloothaak and chef Hans van Triest stylishly complemented the original interior with contemporary elements. From the cosy lounge with its inviting fireplace, French windows open onto Kasteel Kerckebosch’s wonderful spacious terrace overlooking the lush castle gardens fringed by mature trees which provide shade and privacy. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Utrecht city with its many museums is well within reach, as is Amersfoort. The area is ideal for walks or bicycle rides.
Open: All year - Room numbers: 30 - Rates: From 109 per night
Rooms - Suites
The authentic castle guest rooms have stunning views over the surrounding woodland. The Tower Suite boasts a grand four poster bed with delicate ornate carvings.
Kasteel Kerckebosch has two restaurants. In ‘Restaurant Kerckebosch’ Chef Menno van der Pol serves culinary classic dishes as well as more contemporary gastronomic delights. In the cheerful Bistoria you can enjoy a good glass of wine, a charcuterie board, as well as a rich pasta dish or an appetizing selection of French cheeses.
Restaurant capacity: Restaurant Kerckebosch 50 couverts, Restaurant Bistoria 40 couverts
Accolades: 12 points Gault & Millau
Banqueting 500 people, Conference room available (150 people)
AMS (Amsterdam), 61 km
Local Attractions - Golf - Parks - Museums
Utrechtse Golf Club ‘De Pan’
Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche
||Central Museum (Utrecht)
Railway Museum (Utrecht)
Museum Speelklok (Utrecht)