Landgoed Hotel & Restaurant Carelshaven

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Since 1772 a charming place

Landgoed Hotel & Restaurant Carelshaven

Carelshaven had an important function in the region from as early as 1772. It lies on the grand Twickel estate, which covers an area of forty-three square kilometres and includes 150 farmhouses. The name Carelshaven refers to the harbour on the Twickelervaart, a waterway that once connected the little town of Delden with Amsterdam, via the river Regge and the Zuiderzee. The canal was constructed by Carel George, count of Wassenaer Obdam, who lived in Twickel castle. Carelshaven began as a modest bargeman’s inn, and has developed over the centuries to become a celebrated hotel. Its symmetrical shapes, wide veranda and white rendered walls give the hotel a 19th-century appearance. For many years the interior was in classic style, but in recent years, the new owners Alco and Evelyn van Berkel have gradually brought this illustrious hotel into the 21st century. A number of the guestrooms have been modernised, as have the restaurant and bar. The cuisine is contemporary, but the menu also includes classic seasonal dishes.

Nature determines our menu

Restaurant Carelshaven

Restaurant Carelshaven has everything you could want, from a delicious cappuccino after a walk, a hearty lunch or a full evening meal. Chef Daniël Nijkamp makes good use of the variety of ingredients available on the estate itself, with vegetables from his own garden, and game he hunts himself during the season. Nijkamp serves refined French cuisine, and specialises in house smoked recipes. Nature basically defines our menu. With a variety between classic and contemporary dishes", says Daniël Nijkamp. The covered veranda and terrace look out over the beautiful landscape gardens.


Bicycles available
Garden or terrace
Private Parking
Connecting rooms - Family rooms
Gault&Millau 14/20 - Restaurant Carelshaven
Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2022
On the Twickel Castle estate
A former bargeman’s inn
A 9 km walking route in the grounds

Special features in the region

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Twickel Estate

Carelshaven is located in the middle of Twickel Estate and close to the Houtzaagmolen.

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Kasteel Twickel

A tour of the most beautiful castle in the Netherlands, Twickel Castle is definitely worthwhile.

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Discover the landscape of Twente with its winding country roads and stylish country estates.


"Dining in Carelshaven restaurant on the largest historic estate in the Netherlands is an experience in itself. Daniël Nijkamp guarantees preparations in which the main product is often surprisingly framed by seasonal ingredients, creating a beautiful unity."

Gault&Millau 14/20

"Since host-patron Alco and his wife Evelyn van Berkel have been in charge of the Carelshaven restaurant and hotel, they have renovated and restyled in stages. This pearl is located on the beautiful Twickel estate and on summer days you can enjoy the spacious terrace with a view of the green park garden."

Lekker 500

Beautiful memories for 250 years.

"Beautiful memories have been made at Carelshaven for 250 years" - Alco van Berkel

Host: Alco & Evelyn van Berkel  
Chef: Daniël Nijkamp