The coziest restaurant in Emmen

Be culinarily amazed by Hotel Restaurant ten Cate, the coziest restaurant in Emmen en surroundings. Here you can enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner in a trendy, but yet classic and warm ambiance. Our dishes are mostly created with local products, Just having a few drinks? Discover our coffee bar or Grand Café, or relax in our courtyard when weather permits. Our menu.

  • A variety of local dishes
  • Sustainable and pure products
  • French oriented ‘Dutch cuisine’
  • Several (draft) beers and fine wines
  • Kitchen is open on Monday-Sunday 12:00 till 21:00 

Our restaurant in Emmen offers you a peaceful oasis

As soon as you walk into our restaurant a peaceful oasis embraces you. Here you can leave your daily struggles behind you and enjoy all we have to offer. Our hospitable staff will do everything to make your visit pleasant. Do your have any dietary restrictions or allergies? Not a problem, just let us know and we will make sure your wishes are cared for to the last detail.


In walking distance of the city center and WILDLANDS 

Our restaurant is located within walking distance to both the city center as well as  Wildlands Adventure Zoo. At the same time our colorful hotel is situated in one of the oldest villages of the Netherlands: Noordbarge. This unique combination is second to none. The same goes for the facade of the hotel. Painted on it are images made by Toyists. Toyism is an art movement, originated in Emmen, who have worked on the facade for 5 weeks to create the project ‘Dreams for Breakfast’. The biggest side pictures a loving couple made of of all kinds of delicacies. Also on the smaller sides you can find all kinds of dishes as well as references to the Zoo and Noordbarge.

French oriented “Dutch cuisine”

Our kitchen staff specializes in French oriented “Dutch cuisine”. Vegetables are a main focal point to create the perfect balance in every dish we serve. This means the dishes do not focus solely on the main product of meat, fish, poultry or game. Our goal is to bring the south east of Drenthe to a high culinary level, while maintaining our —- personable ambiance—-.  Therefor our menu consists of an excellent value for money ratio.

Menu of Restaurant ten Cate

Due to our cooperation with local suppliers, a high quality is guaranteed at all time. A versatile menu for both lunch and dinner is prove of that. Passionate as we are, upon request we are more than happy to put together a surprise menu for any occassion. Even for vegetarians and vegans we offer a great variety of dishes. Every month we offer a different 3 or 4 course menu, fitting the season.


Special arrangement for Sundays

For a wonderful overnight stay on Sunday nights you can book our special Sunday Arrangement. Checking in is on Sundays from 15.00h. to enjoy the rooms facilities. In the evening a culinary 3 course meal awaits in our restaurant. After a good nights’ sleep you can enjoy the breakfast buffet before checking out at 11.00h. The day can be filled with activities like visting Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen or the many beautiful spots in the Hondsrug region. Perfect, right? Futhermore: parking is free at the hotel as well as the WiFi and the fitness facilities. Would you like more information about the area? We are happy to assist you in any way possible.

Several arrangements, also for business meetings

Besides the Sunday Arrangement, there are several other arrangements to choose from, like the Wildlands Arrangements, which includes the entrance ticket to this adventurefilled park.
Are you planning a business meeting and looking for a suited hotel-restaurant? We offer a variety of business packages, which if, needed include the use of our versatile meeting rooms. These standard packages can be adapted to your specifications, so do not hesitate to tell us your wishes.

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Bar, Brasserie & Restaurant Emmen

Besides our restaurant we have a cozy bar/brasserie to enjoy a coffee in the morning, open daily from 07.00h till 12.00h. This space is also perfect for reserving a small reception or an intimate drink among friends. Feel free to ask about the possibilities.

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Drinks in the courtyard

Weather permitting, our beautiful courtyard is the perfect place for a drink after you dinner in the restaurant. The bar/brasserie offers a magnificant view transporting you into a whole new and relaxing world. Our staff  are there to help you with anything you wish.

Even more relaxation in our wellness facilities

To experience ultimate relaxation we welcome you to one of our wellness facilities. Work on your tan for 10 or 20 minutes in the solarium or book a massage. Please keep in mind that massages need to be booked in advance. Contact our front desk for the contact information of our masseuse.


For more information and restaurant reservations 

Would you like more information about Hotel ten Cate or reserve a table in our restaurant? Feel free to call us on+31 (0)591 617 600 or email to [email protected]. Also for special arrangements or dietary restrictions, we are pleased to assist you. We hope to welcome you in Hotel Restaurant ten Cate.

More packages

You can also contact us for other arrangements. For example, for the Wildlands package for a day full of adventure in this adventure park. Or the sauna package for a day of pure relaxation. Do you have a business meeting? Even then our hotel with restaurant in Emmen is a suitable base and we offer various packages.

Something to celebrate?

Do you have something to celebrate? With its cozy seating areas, our restaurant is ideal for intimate dinners on special occasions. You and your guest (s) will experience an evening to remember. We also have very suitable places for groups, for example for an attractive and cozy dinner with your family. Our brasserie is ideal for receptions or an intimate drink party. Here you offer your guests that little bit extra, so that they will talk about your party for a long time to come!

Of course we adhere to the rules and guidelines from the RIVM in connection with the corona virus. As soon as it is possible again, you are more than welcome with even larger groups!

Discover Toyist painting in our dishes

You will find our striking hotel and restaurant within walking distance of the center of Emmen and Wildlands. The colorful exterior of our hotel features imaginative Toyist paintings. This project called “Dreams for Breakfast” was worked on for five weeks by Toyist artists.

Toyism is an international art movement that originated in Emmen. A loving couple is painted on the front of our hotel, designed by various delicacies. On the south side you will see products that we use as the basis for the dishes in our restaurant. We are curious if you can discover them all!

Book a table

Would you like to enjoy culinary delights in our restaurant in Emmen? We look forward to receiving you! Reserve a table by clicking on ‘Reserve a table’ below, send an email to [email protected] or call us on +31 (0) 591 617 600 Do you have any questions, special wishes or requests? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to serve you. We hope to see you at Hotel Ten Cate!