“The good is of all time and
the good can be abundantly experienced here”

Huize Molenaar is one of the best-kept culinary secrets of Utrecht. For over 125 years now, it has been the perfect place for gatherings with that extra-added flourish. Since Jacob Molenaar left Friesland behind in 1892 to introduce Utrecht to his cooking skills, many guests have enjoyed the culinary expertise and the amazing atmosphere at Huize Molenaar.

The patrician residence still has most of its original decorations and emits a tranquility that reminds one of “the olden days”. Every room has its own size, color, and atmosphere, making the house suitable for very diverse gatherings; from the two more commercial Pauluskamers for a meeting, to a cozy Balkonkamer for a romantic dinner. The “Suite” is the biggest room in the house. Many wedding couples have said “I do” in this room and countless birthday lunches have been held there.

The Tuinkamer, with its summer feel, is a fantastic place for drinks or a celebratory reception, in combination with our city garden.

Our location is suitable for gatherings of 5 to 250 people. For over a century, we have been specialized in private dining, from wedding lunches to oration dinners. We also have beautiful rooms for boardroom meetings and strategy sessions. There are many options for intimate gatherings and events, and we would love to help you with the best possible setup!

Huize Molenaar is located in the heart of Utrecht’s historic city center, practically next to the Academy building and the Domtoren. The Springweg parking garage is a stone’s throw away and Utrecht Central Station is only a short walk. Utrecht also offers more than 2.000 public parking spaces in several parking garages at walking distance. From the Domplein bus stop, it is merely 100 meters to our house.

Read all about the history of Huize Molenaar


  • From 5 to 250 people
  • 10 unique rooms
  • Historical city garden


  • Oration and promotion receptions
  • Boardroom meetings
  • Weddings
Vergadering in de Pauluskamer, Huize Molenaar
Have a look inside Huize Molenaar

Capacity overview
Walk through Huize Molenaar

Huize Molenaar
Korte Nieuwstraat 6 – 8
3512 NM Utrecht, The Netherlands