Vegetable garden Maarschalkerweerd
Restaurant Karel 5 maintains a close partnership with Moestuin Maarschalkerweerd in Utrecht. This organic vegetable garden tries to keep old vegetable varieties culinary and to preserve a unique piece of cultural landscape, Kromme Rijn in Utrecht-Oost. Also, it is a unique project that provides people with less fortunate backgrounds, integration possibilities into the labour market. Young people with an occupational disability are given the opportunity to reintegrate through learning pathways in society. Weekly Chef de Cuisine, Vito Reekers, orders fresh vegetables for both Bistro Karel 5 and Restaurant Karel 5.
Grand Hotel Karel V aims to be a reliable and loyal company. Quality, cleanliness, safety, and growth of the direct environment are therefore of paramount importance. We participate in various partnerships at local, regional and national (administrative) level. As a cultural city in the Netherlands, we make our hotel available for various cultural events such as exhibitions, neighbourhood parties and The House of Poetry.
Our monumental building limits us in striving for maximum energy savings, but we make optimal choices in equipment and energy management. Our crockery and glassware are cleaned with 100% “green” dishwashing detergents and our cleaning service also works with “green” products. Furthermore, we do maximum waste separation with a temporary storage without hindrance for our surroundings.