If you’re looking for the perfect combination of culinary delight, singular architecture and innovative art, look no further than Michelin-star restaurant de Zwaan in Etten-Leur. In this gorgeous seventeenth-century stepped-gable building, the head chef’s endless creativity is always delivering culinary surprises, while the sommelier crafts exquisite pairings with wines from the famed wine cellar. Or, as Antwerp resident Nikky put it: “This is the third time we’ve been here and it’s always a delight. The dishes and the wine pairings are both SUBLIME. The dishes are all works of art, more beautiful than the actual art on the walls…“
The central location means that it’s easily accessible, with plenty of Van Gogh heritage sites just around the corner!
Exciting, artistic, and acclaimed
De Zwaan has held a Michelin star for more than 24 years because the chef never fails to create a perfect harmony of flavours with seasonal regional ingredients. “It’s unbelievable that this restaurant only has one star” said one enthusiastic diner. Combine this with the restaurant’s renowned art collection – with works from Hague School impressionists, the avant-garde Cobra movement, and contemporary photo and video art – and you’ll experience a unique ambience that fits perfectly with one of Etten-Leurs’ most famous former residents: Vincent Van Gogh. In addition to the range of cycling routes, you’ll also find the Van Gogh church and the painter’s former studio in the village. Certainly enough to warrant a trip!
Packages and location
De Zwaan is easy to reach for both private and corporate guests, at just ten minutes from the station and with parking right outside the door. In addition to the art collection, the sensational Lilith salon (for private dining) is more than worth a look. The restaurant also offers a plethora of surprising packages that change with every season, from a temptation package to a culinary hot air balloon ride. Ask the attentive personnel about this season’s opportunities. They’ll be happy to help you in four languages…