DISCOVER OUR PACKAGES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
At WSHS, culinary pampering is equivalent to telling a story. In this, fine dining restaurant LIZZ* offers quality in everything that stimulates the senses of our guests. It is a place where the most vulnerable human quality is nurtured: empathy. LIZZ surprises and pampers our guests. The refined dishes, surprising bites and mignardises that make your heart beat faster have an international twist and are prepared with responsible products that have a soul. This is done with great consideration for our environment and you will see that reflected on your plate. Meet LIZZ*!
Art is a way of Living
“We love art! The inspiration for the overall look and feel of Relais & Châteaux Weeshuis Gouda comes from Gouds Plateel, both matt and glossy glazed pottery that was made in Gouda.”
Gouds Plateel is unique and recognisable by its expressive use of colour, floral images – both abstract and recognisable – and solid lines. Among other things, you will find various prints and graphic shapes in the design and the colours and décor determine the atmosphere. Both in all our graphic designs, and in the interiors.
Arrive on Wednesday with a warm welcome on our terrace with a Gouda delicacy. Afterwards, you will take a look at the Plateelzaal in Museum Gouda. Afterwards, enjoy a night in our lovely rooms.
On Thursday, enjoy an extensive breakfast in our historic Regentenkamer. Afterwards, you will leave for Galerie De Hollandsche Maagd, where owner Anita will receive you for a creative painting lesson. After this creative day, enjoy your 2nd night in our rooms and start the day off right with our sumptuous breakfast.
Gouda By Candlelight 2023
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened…”
A magical visit to Gouda surrounded by candlelight! One of the oldest festivals of light in the Netherlands, the start of the Christmas season! On the evening of 15 December, 1,500 candles will burn behind the windows of the historic Town Hall. You will enjoy all kinds of activities this evening. The highlight is the lighting of the lights in the Christmas tree. Those who don’t believe in magic, will never find it!
You will arrive in romantically lit Gouda on 14 December. Here you will receive a warm welcome with a hot drink and a Gouda delicacy. Stay in our courtyard or discover all Gouda has to offer. End the day with a wonderful night in our rooms.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on 15 December. At 16:00 you will be met at our fine-dining restaurant LIZZ * for a great culinary evening. After a warm welcome, you will enjoy an exclusive 4-course dinner by star chef Remco Kuijpers and his team. Around 18:30, you will walk towards the Market Square so you can enjoy the magical lighting of the Christmas tree at 19:00.
WE LOVE IT CHEESY
“Sweet dreams are made of… CHEESE!”
Whoever says Gouda, says CHEESE! The famous GOUDA CHEESE is still made the traditional way in the polders surrounding the city. That’s where the cows are that give their milk for the cheese every day. From the polder, the farmers bring the cheeses to Gouda city centre, where they are traded at the cheese market. Enjoy two days of everything Gouda has to tell you about cheese!
Upon arrival, take a seat on our sunny terrace for a delicious cup of coffee/tea with a Gouda delicacy. Afterwards, enjoy at 15:00 a High Cheese in the Museum Café: Gouda’s high tea specialist! End the day with a peaceful night in our fine rooms.
Thursday morning, after breakfast, walk onto the Gouda Cheese Market, where you can enjoy the hearth games that appear. Afterwards, you will hop on an electric bike at Borghstijn for a beautiful route to cheese farm Schep in Bergambacht, where you can learn everything about making cheese.. The day ends, at 17:00, in a cheese tasting at ‘t Kaaswinkeltje Gouda, followed by a second overnight stay in one of our luxurious hotel rooms.
GASTRONOMY & GOUDA ALL THE WAY
“Behind the dishes there is a personality”
– Quote Excecutive Chef Remco Kuijpers –
In 2021, we opened Relais & Châteaux Weeshuis Gouda containing fine dining restaurant LIZZ*.
We were convinced of one thing, we wanted to offer quality in everything that stimulates the senses of our guests. It had to be a place where the most vulnerable human quality is nurtured: empathy. In doing so, we wanted to surprise and pamper people. So pulling out all the stops to make that happen.
This is how we approach Restaurant LIZZ* as a triptych. There is history, a rich history of the stately former Orphanage from 1542, a fascinating story. In addition, we have chosen a special interior, typically Gouds, because everything is inspired by Gouds Plateel. A private collection of the owners; Lennart and Sharon van Gastel. Then there are the dishes. A classic French cuisine, locally grounded with Eastern spices and fruit. And finally there are the wines, which have a traditional French base but, thanks to Louis, come from unexpected regions, countries and areas. Whatever is not too obvious, Louis finds interesting to present
It is the reflection of our charming personalities that will make you enjoy everything around you to the fullest!
In 2021, we opened Relais & Châteaux Weeshuis Gouda containing fine dining restaurant LIZZ*. We were convinced of one thing, we wanted to offer quality in everything that stimulates the senses of our guests. It had to be a place where the most vulnerable human quality is nurtured: empathy. In doing so, we wanted to surprise and pamper people. So all hands on deck to make that happen.
WOMAN OF THE WORLD
So we honor the women of today, in fact, we want to inspire, spoil and surprise them. So we have provided a number of typical women’s rooms (powderrooms) during the construction of the Orphanage! For you, dear world women, therefore a typical “women” arrangement; Woman of the World!
WHAT WILL WE INSPIRING YOU?
- We welcome you with Gouda Gold
- Of course there are thick bathrobes, very soft slippers and lavender pillows in your room
- Enjoy the delicious (mini) products of the Zenology brand (body mist, pillow spray, lip balm)
- Watch the night fall with a cocktail in hand in our Cocktailbar COCO
- Afterwards you will experience a culinary evening in our fine dining restaurant LIZZ*
- After an extensive breakfast in the most impressive room of our hotel, the Regentenkamer, you will go to Spa Gouda together. Here you can enjoy a few hours of relaxation, bubble baths and saunas. (Swimwear only allowed on Wednesdays)
- Around 3 pm it’s Tea time! The Museum Cafe is the place to go for High Tea! We have a delicious Healthy High Tea ready for you
* The drinks during dinner in LIZZ* are exclusive.
** The costs for the above package are €225,00 per person with a 2-person room occupancy based on a Suite.
*** Would you rather both have your own beautiful Suite? This is possible for a surcharge of €150,00 per person.
You can make a reservation by calling 0182 231235 or send an email to email@example.com
Restaurant LIZZ* receives first Michelin star!
Michelin: ‘With Remco Kuijpers, LIZZ* has a talented chef in house. He puts sensitivity on the plate thanks to his excellent techniques. Spices, fruit and subtle Asian acidity give Dutch top products an extra dimension. In Gouda’s most beautiful building – a combination of character, old vaults, bright decoration and luxurious design – a total experience awaits. Right down to the attentive service and surprising wine pairings!’ Together with maître Louis Grizeau, he makes a visit to LIZZ* an unforgettable experience.
Experience LIZZ* in combination with one of our magical hotel packages.
Relais & Châteaux Weeshuis Gouda