Restaurant & Hotel Merlet

Schoorl, North Holland, Netherlands

Restaurant Hotel Merlet
From € 150 per night
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  • A9
    29 km
  • Alkmaar
    12 km
  • AMS
    62 km

Handpicked by Quality Lodgings

  • Culinary top near Holland’s widest dunes
  • Indoor swimming pool, Spa and Beautysalon Oudtside
  • Love Under Construction Suite

A pleasant combination of English and French

Merlet lies at the edge of the pleasant village of Schoorl, surrounded by the widest area of sand dunes in the Netherlands. You can explore the picturesque dunes, woodlands and beach from the hotel. This unique hotel is now run by a dynamic second generation of the Bourgonje family.

All the luxurious rooms have balconies, and in the basement you will find a heated swimming pool, as well as a spa and beauty salon, sauna, steam room and fitness area. Merlet’s culinary heart is its completely restyled Michelin-starred restaurant. Diners delight in the dishes created by Jonathan Zandbergen and served in an interior by designer John Breed - you can see the chef and his team at work in the open kitchen. The menu changes along with the seasons and offers classic and inventive dishes.
Picnics and walks with a forest ranger are available on request and there are countless cycle paths and bridleways through the pine woods that cover the dunes.


  • Host/hostess
    Martin & Carla van Bourgonje
  • Chef
    Jonathan Zandbergen


  • Welcome drink
  • 5-course dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant
  • 1 overnight stay
  • Breakfast
  • €392 for 2 Book QLUB Deal


The restaurant is the focal point of Merlet Hotel. It has an airy and Mediterranean feel with an open kitchen plan which offers a view of the chef’s activities. The classical and inventive menu changes with the seasons.

The Bourgogne Grand Cafe, which is considered De Merlet’s living room, has a bar and offers a light menu. The lounge contains a small library.

Merlet is closed on December 31 and January 1.

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  • 17,5
  • 3,5

  • 4 course diner € 62,50
  • 5 course diner € 72,50
  • 6 course diner € 85,00

The restaurant is open daily. In the period from November to March, the restaurant is closed for lunch on Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Fridays and Sundays, the restaurant is open for lunch from 12noon-2pm. 

Garden & Terrace

The Merlet Hotel and Restaurant’s terrace is situated at the foot of a pine covered dune. It offers a lovely view of the meadows nearby. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner are served on the terrace.


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Wine tasting, guided walks with the gamekeeper and picnic baskets available on request. Canoes for hire. Riding school nearby.

Tamara and June will be more than happy to welcome you to their salon where they use the products of Maria Galland. Beautysalon Outside offers many beauty treatments such as body pakking, hot stone massage and manicure packages.


The Merlet Hotel and Restaurant is situated in a 1800 hectare woodlands and sand dune area, bordering Holland’s widest and highest dunes. Ample recreational possibilities for walks, bicycle trips or horse riding. The North Sea beach is nearby.



Restaurant & Hotel Merlet
Duinweg 15
1871 AC
+31 (0)72 509 36 44

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