Frankendael is Amsterdam’s only remaining 17th-century country estate. The romantic park has two historic gardens – a period garden and a landscape garden – as well as a sunbathing area and marsh. In the middle of the park is the imposing Huize Frankendael (‘Frankendael House’) where cultural events are regularly organized. Slow Food restaurant Merkelbach is located in the right coach house of Huize Frankendael.
Huize Frankendael is a cultural hotspot for business and culture in Amsterdam. The complex comprises a brasserie, culture barn, music salon, high-tech boardroom, art room and a lush green garden with a bright terrace. The Huize Frankendael hosts various exhibitions, workshops, presentations, kids craft days, wedding ceremonies, scavenger hunts, films, inspirational meetings and informal theatrical performances. An intimate living room style atmosphere provides all the right ingredients for real contact and good discussion.