On the shores of the river Maas in Limburg lies the idyllic village of Dilsen-Stokkem. Alex and Marianne Clevers renovated old chaplain’s residence, built in 1734, to make their dream come true in transforming it into a restaurant and hotel. Meticulously restored, the building’s history was fully preserved, including the age-old mantelpieces and vaulted ceilings.
The wonderful and modern restaurant offers tranquil gastronomy. The corner seating with low armchairs and designer fireplace form the finishing touch. The restaurant view of the half-open kitchen creates a special ambience. Gault&Millau awarded Vivendum’s terrace as the most wonderful in Belgium.
Chef Alex will be happy to explain his light and refined dishes at the table. His French cuisine sources mainly regional produce. Historic Maastricht is only a 20-minute drive away. National Park Hoge Kempen offers countless walking trails through breath-taking nature.
The restaurant’s design is warm contemporary with beige grey walls and a beautiful parquet floor. The tables are laid with long beige grey table linen, covered with brilliant white damask table cloths. By the open fireplace the low easy chairs, upholstered in light beige, are very inviting for a pre-dinner drink. It is a wonderful place for those who love gastronomy and tranquility. The semi-open kitchen allows plenty of communication between patrons and chef. Chef Alex is happy to tell at the table about his light and refined dishes. He creates French dishes using as many regional products as possible. Sommelier Tom Coun is happy to advise you on your choice of wine from the ample selection of fine wines. The private dining room, stylishly decorated with a fine open fireplace, seats 10 persons.
Restaurant Vivendum is opened on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
A beautiful garden is situated at the rear of the restaurant. Its terrace overlooks the river Meuse. Weather permitting, lunch or dinner are served here. On the terrace you will find nice big tables and comfortable chairs with big fluffy cushions. Large parasols provide ample shade if necessary.
The historic Maastricht is just a 20 minutes' drive away. If you want to pull back from the hustle and bustle of the city and want to explore more nature, Dilsen-Stokkem has plenty to offer. You can hike along the river Maas. National Park Hoge Kempen offers many walking and hiking trails that take you through the beautiful nature of this park.