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About us

Dear guests, 

As discussed during the press conference on the 13th of october by the government, we are obligated to close our doors for the restaurant until the next 4 weeks at least. Reservations which have been made in combination with our hotel are still more than welcome.

Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg will stay open!

We looking forward to welcome you in the near future.




Enjoy Culinary delights at Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg 

In connection with the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have tought extensively about the restaurant options on the estate. 

We have decided to concentrate everything in our beautiful style rooms on the ground floor of the mansion. 
The most beautiful place to eat, drink and enjoy.

Our restaurant "De Vrienden van Jacob" and Brasserie & Loungebar "DenK" will not return in the familiar form for the time being. 

In the classic style rooms of the country house we now offer a completely new menu with influences from both kitchens.

For example, we are always developing to pamper you and keep cooking on a high level. 

It goes without saying that we will complete all the measures surrounding COVID-19 as positively as possible for you. Because: you come as a guest, but you go as a friend. 

View our lunch menu here 

View our diner menu here


‘I like to describe my style of cooking as “relaxed”.’

Restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob opened its doors in 2002, with Alain Alders, the current Executive Chef and SVH Master Chef at the helm. Alders on his cooking style: ‘Our dishes are mostly based on traditional French cuisine, with Mediterranean touches. More than anything else, top gastronomy should not be too stiff. I would describe my style of cooking as “relaxed”.’ He points out that talent and culinary experience are, of course, also important,

But it is just as important to love what you do, day in, day out. Without passion and maximum concentration, you will never achieve top results. 

The end product? Mostly light, original combinations of ingredients and garnishes that complement each other on a flavour-technical level. Alain Alders: ‘We try out new creations through the Gourmet menu. This menu serves as a kind of platform. The most successful combinations are then added to the main menu, which changes quarterly. The accompanying wine list completes the culinary feast.

Alain Alders

The team

Alain Alders

"I am always looking for a nice balance between classic and modern 'notes'."

"The basis of our dishes is mostly traditional, but they are prepared using the latest cooking techniques and presented in a contemporary style. Appealing, artful, pure

Alain Alders

Jesse van Leeuwen

"I don't see myself as a head-chef, I am part of the team!"

"At a younger age I discovered that my strength lies in the creativity of life. At school I often dreamed of a career where I could mainly focus on my hands and creative spirit. After high school, the… Lees meer

Jesse van Leeuwen


Het team

The hosts and hostesses of De Vrienden van Jacob know better than anyone else that every guest is different: ‘It is always about being able to “read” the customer correctly. Great listening skills and the ability to put yourself in the customer’s shoes are vital characteristics of a good host or… Lees meer



Jelmer Molendijk

“My day is a success when guests leave the restaurant happy after an unforgettable evening.”

"I first came to Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg about nine years ago. After filling various positions, both as a trainee and as a permanent employee, I am now the restaurant’s maître d’. During… Lees meer

Jelmer Molendijk

Maître D'

Rick Neuteboom

“I get satisfaction from surprising guests with the chemistry between wine and food.”

"During secondary hospitality school, I ended up at Karel V in Utrecht. This sparked my passion for wine. After completing my training at the wine academy and my liquorist course, I moved up to become… Lees meer

Rick Neuteboom




Book a table?

Click on the adjacent button to make an online booking or call us on +31 (0)23 - 51 21 800.

De Vrienden van Jacob

Duin en Kruidbergerweg 60
2071 LE Santpoort Nederland
T: +31 (0)23 512 18 00
E: info@devriendenvanjacob.nl
I: www.devriendenvanjacob.nl

Instagram: @restaurantdevriendenvanjacob


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Opening hours

Tue - Sat, 18:00 - 00:00
(entry until 21:30)