The rooms, gardens and terraces of Karel 5

From the year 1348, the German House served as home base for the crusaders leaving to convert the heathens to Christianity. The monastery at once served as a place for receiving dignitaries, royalty and nobility. Luxury hotels, of course, did not exist in those days, and monasteries were often suitable equipped with the requisite functional utilities. In honour of these famous guests, our rooms bear the names of these illustrious visitors of the past.

Grand Hotel Karel V in its various shapes and forms has welcomed many of the rich and famous of days of ere, such as Charles V, Mary of Hungary, Louis Napoleon, and the Spanish Envoy, the Duke of Osuna. The most prominent, without question, was Charles V, after whom the hotel was named. Thus, Karel 5 Gastro Bistro Events has been inspired by a colourful, illustrious past. In the period 1545-1546, Emperor Charles V remained at the monastery over a period of six weeks with his sister, Mary of Hungary, to attend the meetings of the Order of the “Gulden Vlies”, an exclusive Order of Knights. Read more about our famous guests and venue rooms!

Karel 5 Gastro Bistro Events offers plenary meeting venues with breakout rooms to break the flow when the concentration lapses or an important message has been received. We offer a range of rooms and venues of different shapes and sizes with a capacity of up to 150 persons. We can seat up to 135 persons for dinner. Restaurant Karel 5 and Bistro Karel 5 each have an own terrace.
  • The Caves Caroli are opened again! Be surprised by the possibilities, from receptions to family parties: everything is possible! The Caves Caroli are our renovated cellars that are ideal...

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  • The “Gulden Vlies” Room was named after the Chapter Meeting of the “Gulden Vlies”, for which Charles V stayed in the German House for a period of time. Dating...

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  • The “Lodewijk Napoleon” Room is decorated in the Empire style and is an attractive ambiance for a meeting or dinner in Utrecht. The room owes its name to Louis...

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  • This room, with the original timber beam ceiling, the mirrors, and the chandeliers, oozes style and opulence. This is the “Anna van Oostenrijk” Room. Anna of Austria, daughter of...

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  • Unico van Wassenaer, whose name was lent to one of the wards in the former military hospital, was a retired land commander, a composer, and a musician, who published...

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  • The “Maria van Hongarije” Room breathes style and prestige with its marble floor, original ceiling with exposed beams, chandeliers, and remarkable fireplace. Mary of Hungary was Governess of the...

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  • In the year 1585, Elizabeth I of Great Britain sent the Earl of Leicester with 6,000 men across the North Sea to abort the advance of the Spanish. The...

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  • Countess Johanna van Meurs was one of the longest staying guests to ever visit us here at Karel V. We have honoured the Countess’ presence, in naming the “Gravin...

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  • The “Graaf van Egmond” room is a pleasant, light-filled meeting room in our “Boerderij” (farmhouse), named after Lamoraal van Egmond, statesman and general of the Seventeen Provinces at the...

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  • This intimate meeting room is located in the “Boerderij” (farmhouse) in the courtyard. The room is named after the founder of the Union of Utrecht: Jan van Nassau, younger...

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  • The “Graaf Willem IV” room is an attractive, light-filled room in the farmhouse in our courtyard. The room is quite suited to workshops and meetings. Count Willem IV, also...

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  • Housed in the main building complex this small meeting room with its delicate light was named after the Duke of Brunswijk, Military Governor of Den Bosch from 1751 to...

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  • The “Hertog van Alva” room is an attractive meeting room, in the main building complex, with a special light. A municipal drawing from the Utrecht Archives is displayed on...

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  • The “Hertogen” room is an attractive meeting venue with a large presentation screen. The “Hertogen” is created by merging the “Hertog van Brunswijk” with the “Hertog van Alva”. The...

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  • Our ‘graanzolder’ (or corn loft) is a cozy place for a reception and aperitif. It is also an ideal place for a coffee break during a meeting in the next door meeting...

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  • The Caves Caroli are opened again! Be surprised by the possibilities, from receptions to family parties: everything is possible! The Caves Caroli are our renovated cellars that are ideal...

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    80

    30

  • The “Gulden Vlies” Room was named after the Chapter Meeting of the “Gulden Vlies”, for which Charles V stayed in the German House for a period of time. Dating...

    20

    8

    8

  • The “Lodewijk Napoleon” Room is decorated in the Empire style and is an attractive ambiance for a meeting or dinner in Utrecht. The room owes its name to Louis...

    34

    12

    12

    12

  • This room, with the original timber beam ceiling, the mirrors, and the chandeliers, oozes style and opulence. This is the “Anna van Oostenrijk” Room. Anna of Austria, daughter of...

    60

    30

    32

    30

    30

    16

    19

  • Unico van Wassenaer, whose name was lent to one of the wards in the former military hospital, was a retired land commander, a composer, and a musician, who published...

    163

    150

    62

    96

    70

    40

    37

  • The “Maria van Hongarije” Room breathes style and prestige with its marble floor, original ceiling with exposed beams, chandeliers, and remarkable fireplace. Mary of Hungary was Governess of the...

    166

    150

    96

    100

    86

    40

    44

  • In the year 1585, Elizabeth I of Great Britain sent the Earl of Leicester with 6,000 men across the North Sea to abort the advance of the Spanish. The...

    142

    120

    72

    120

    50

    27

    30

  • Countess Johanna van Meurs was one of the longest staying guests to ever visit us here at Karel V. We have honoured the Countess’ presence, in naming the “Gravin...

    37

    12

    12

    12

  • The “Graaf van Egmond” room is a pleasant, light-filled meeting room in our “Boerderij” (farmhouse), named after Lamoraal van Egmond, statesman and general of the Seventeen Provinces at the...

    37

    16

    16

    12

  • This intimate meeting room is located in the “Boerderij” (farmhouse) in the courtyard. The room is named after the founder of the Union of Utrecht: Jan van Nassau, younger...

    71

    20

    20

  • The “Graaf Willem IV” room is an attractive, light-filled room in the farmhouse in our courtyard. The room is quite suited to workshops and meetings. Count Willem IV, also...

    71

    45

    45

    40

    20

    21

  • Housed in the main building complex this small meeting room with its delicate light was named after the Duke of Brunswijk, Military Governor of Den Bosch from 1751 to...

    36

    30

    30

    24

    16

    25

  • The “Hertog van Alva” room is an attractive meeting room, in the main building complex, with a special light. A municipal drawing from the Utrecht Archives is displayed on...

    41

    30

    30

    24

    16

    16

  • The “Hertogen” room is an attractive meeting venue with a large presentation screen. The “Hertogen” is created by merging the “Hertog van Brunswijk” with the “Hertog van Alva”. The...

    78

    50

    50

    40

    20

    25

  • Our ‘graanzolder’ (or corn loft) is a cozy place for a reception and aperitif. It is also an ideal place for a coffee break during a meeting in the next door meeting...

    66

    50

    50*

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