Win a meal at Maaltuin Restaurant at Werkspoor Cathedral

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Photos: Julie Nijburg

A building with lots of history, delicious food, and drinking until late. That's what you will soon be able to do at Maaltuin, a restaurant that combines culinary delight and a museum visit. Before you sit down at the table, you have the opportunity to explore the location and learn more about the history of the place. Each month, the restaurant surprises everyone by reopening at a different spot. Other cultural heritage sites in Utrecht, such as Slot Zuylen, air base Soesterberg, and the Doornburgh monastery have already hosted the project. 

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Soestdijk Palace
Right now, the restaurant is located inside Soestdijk Palace, an old garage for the Dutch royal family. Customers are warmly welcomed with appetizers and live music before heading towards the royal stables on the same red carpet King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima walked on when they got married. Before you reach your table, there are more signs telling the history of the property.

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Werkspoor Cathedral
Next stop: Werkspoor Cathedral, a former factory, inaugurated in 1828, near Utrecht's city centre. Motors, steam engines and other rolling stock were made there. Currently, the spot is used for events. The menu is going to be a surprise, but customers can choose between a vegetarian dinner and a dinner that includes meat and fish. It's also possible to choose alcohol-free beverages instead of wine.

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DUB will give away two pairs of tickets to two lucky readers. They will enjoy a free meal at Werkspoor Cathedral with a friend, drinks included. Send us an e-mail telling us your name, phone number and favourite dish to get a chance at winning. Our address is Only e-mails sent before December 4 will be considered, so be fast! Maaltuin is going to be at Werkspoor Cathedral on Thursday through Sunday between December 8 and 30. The winners will get to choose a date. Only the winners will be contacted by DUB.