With monumental elegance

Looking for the best terrace in Utrecht? Perhaps Grand Hotel Karel V is an option you would not have thought of at first. The terraces in our green inner garden are in fact somewhat hidden gems.

As a guest in our hotel you are of course assured of these lovely places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On sunny days our terraces are the ideal place to relax after a day of sightseeing or shopping in the city centre.

Come and discover your new favourite hotspot of the Domstad!


At Bistro Karel 5 you sit on the terrace in the peaceful apple and pear orchard. This is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy an afternoon tea for example. Or one of the classic dishes made from local products. Of course you are also welcome for a good cup of coffee or a drink. Everyone is welcome!


Also at gastronomic Restaurant Karel 5 it is possible to eat outside. Lunch or dine in the open air with a view of the Manschappentuin with its beautiful fountain. You will go on a culinary journey with inspiring menus and tempting signature dishes. You are in good hands with our Chef de cuisine Leon Mazairac. Discover with us how relaxed dining at a high level can be!


the story

A fourteenth-century monastery in the heart of Utrecht. Once, Grand Hotel Karel V was the home of medieval knights, priests and emperors. Today, it is one of the most surprising places in the city. Enter this monument, situated around an inspiring courtyard garden. Wander through the stories, relax in the spa and enjoy exquisite gastronomy at the foot of the Dom tower. Uncover the secrets of this iconic hotel, hidden in an urban estate with over 650 years of history.

Explore the hotel.

Discover the restaurant and bistro.

Dream away in one of the 121 rooms or suites.

Go for the full experience.