Right in the middle of Zuilen district, hidden away between the rustling trees on the banks of the river Vecht, you’ll find a real pearl: De Parel van Zuilen. This restaurant is based in a stately building, which used to serve as townhall in the days when Zuilen was an independent municipality. It’s open for drinks or dinner on Monday to Friday from 4 pm, and for lunch, drinks or dinner on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon. This makes it an ideal place to visit after a summer walk or bike ride along the Vecht, for example. The spacious outside terrace offers gorgeous views of the river which makes you feel like you’re out of town. Keep an eye on the website for up-to-date opening hours and make sure to book your table by phone.

> Burgemeester Norbruislaan 17
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