ABOUT DE HOUTLOODS
“Take a glance into the kitchen”, with full transparency, and see where your food is made. This is something you can do at De Houtloods. Under the supervision of chef Koos De Wolf and maître Tim van Diessen, guests sit at the kitchen or at one of the tables next to the kitchen, but all together in one room!
From 1867, De Houtloods is the oldest building in the Spoorzone which has been preserved. The building originally functioned as a wood storage.
At 'De Houtloods', named after the original destination of the building, no distinction is made between the kitchen and the restaurant. Where the wood used to be stored and dried for the trains, now stands the real eye-catcher of the business: a kitchen bar.
The layout of the restaurant is different from that of an average restaurant building. The kitchen is the beating heart of the business and is therefore placed in the middle of the room. The kitchen and bar are unique, being interwoven and formed from a single piece of steel.
The Houtloods stands for creative, innovative, driven and culinary quality. There is a large open kitchen with an informal atmosphere, industrial design and an energetic feel. In addition, all of our team members exude a certain ruggedness. We are very proud to announce that De Houtloods has been awarded by Michelin with a BIB Gourmand and 14 points by Gault&Millau!
EETBAR DE WAGON
You can also step off the beaten tracks at EETBAR DE WAGONjust opposite of De Houtloods. Eetbar De Wagon is the cheeky little brother of De Houtloods. De Wagon is located in a set of train carriages from 1930 that was in service on the railway until recently. The carriage is equipped with an open kitchen and a modern bar. The perfect place to get off the beaten tracks and relax in the morning, afternoon and evening.