Luxury dining in a medieval dining room in the heart of Utrecht? It is possible at Restaurant Karel V. In the past, monks used to dine here, but now you can enjoy a stylish business dinner or a romantic culinary evening. The complex, which also houses a 5-star hotel, dates back to the 14th century and has a number of beautiful inner gardens. It is named after Emperor Charles V, because he stayed here in 1546 with his sister Maria of Hungary.

There is also a Bistro in the old monastery kitchen, where you can enjoy a casual lunch or dinner. Here a creative twist is given to classic dishes. And if warm weather is predicted, make sure you reserve a table in the garden. On a warm summer evening you can dine here in the apple and pear orchard and imagine yourself in France for a while!