bar & lounge

Take a seat in a historic and ambient bar

On the ”springweg” side of the hotel is the Bar & Lounge. A good place for hotel guests, but also for guests from outside, to settle down and have a drink. After your dinner at Restaurant Karel 5 or Bistro Karel 5, why not return to the bar?

In this space you will see all kinds of things. A large bar, high and low tables, lounge chairs and a fireplace. From day to night the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting.


An outstanding selection of beverages. From a strong espresso to a glass of champagne and tasty cocktails. We are happy to suggest a drink that is perfectly suited for the occasion and as special as the surroundings.

For the current drink list and our small menu, check out this page. Do you have something specific in mind? Let us know and we’ll be happy to help!

The ambience

At the beginning of the day you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with pastry or order a light lunch. For guests later on in the day we serve a refreshing drink of your choice and you can choose from our selection of bites.

This is a place where people can meet. A nice mix of all types of guests that we receive at Grand Hotel Karel V. A pleasant place in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the entire complex.


Here you can find the current offer in the Bar & Lounge. Apart from this menu, you can also ask for the extensive wine list. Do you have any questions or comments? Please mail to or call +31 (0)30 233 75 55.


And to think that in the Bar & Lounge there used to be the cesspool where even Charles V still had his hopes dashed. The staircase under the glass plate in the monastery kitchen leads to the basement, which was used for washing clothes and tending to the wounded, among other things.

anything is possible

Karel 5 is the culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. We introduced this label for our restaurants in 2016 after completing several renovations. With this we focus on the very extensive culinary possibilities for business and private purposes.
From local to international.

Take a seat in the exclusive room and join us on a culinary adventure.

From coffee break to drinks with finger food, appetizers and drinks.