Gastronomic stardom in the Limburg Hills
Château Wittem is a place where old charm and modern fine dining come together. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V stayed here, as did William of Orange. The Wilden family transformed this historic castle into a contemporary boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. From the 18th century to the 1950s, the castle was the residence of the Merckelbach family, and they were the last to use it as a home. The atmosphere of the decor in the 12 guestrooms is ‘French chic’ and boast classic elegance. Each room has a name and a story related to important figures in the castle’s long history, which goes back to 1125. Restaurant Julemont is named after knight Winand van Julemont, who moved into the chateau around 1200. Chef Guido Braeken brings energy, new ideas and top gastronomy to Wittem. The restaurant serves French classics and regional favourites. Wittem is located between Maastricht and Aachen, but Belgium is also just around the corner.
The two Michelin starred Restaurant Julemont is named after knight Winand van Julemont, who moved into the château around 1200. Chef Guido Braeken has been awarded ‘Young Chef of the Year’ by Gault&Millau. Together with his team of highly trained cuisiniers, chef Guido Braeken breathes new life into French classics. Oysters, lobster and foie gras accompanied by a good glass of wine or champagne. But the castle kitchen also produces delicious regional dishes, prepared using local produce. The charming wine cellar is also well worth a visit. The treasures of Château Wittem are waiting to provide all the ingredients of an unforgettable evening. Enjoy exclusive advice and choose your own dinner wine. It’s on the terrace at Château Wittem that you can really appreciate the surroundings. Weather permitting, it’s wonderful to eat outside. There’s a marvellous view of the castle gardens, which has a number of truly impressive old trees. A destination where you can forget time.
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Château Wittem is located in the green hilly landscape in the south of the Netherlands. Explore the various cycling and hiking trails in the area.
The Limburg Hills
"Beautifully located restaurant in a historical monument whose roots go back to the Middle Ages and which has recently been completely renovated as a boutique hotel. Chef Guido Braeken, who worked with Ralf Berendsen as sous-chef, brings a contemporary cuisine with a clear focus on noble ingredients. A chef with great potential! In addition to the splendid meal, sommelier Philipp Bock puts forward an exclusive wine list with which he compliments every dish. Not to be missed."
"A beautiful, high-end boutique hotel in the historic Castle Wittem. In the middle of the widened, green countryside, the perfect base for a beautiful walk or cycle trip. Enjoy the peace and quiet and each other, and in the evening, let the taste buds be tempted away in the in-house Restaurant Julemont."
“Awaken your senses.”
‘’Relax, unwind and awaken your senses.'' - Victoria Wilden
Hostess: Victoria Wilden
Chef: Guido Braeken