Dutch restaurant Inter Scaldes will reopen on 16 November 2023, following its recent acquisition by Pillows Hotels. 

The luxury hospitality brand is collaborating with the restaurant’s new co-owners, two Michelin-starred Chef Jeroen Achtien and his partner Sanne Achtien, with the new gastronomic experience set to be complemented by twelve newly-refurbished suites. 

Fully rooted in the location’s terroir, the chef’s creations will vary seasonally, with key dishes on the menu including aged pikeperch with Koji, unforced duck liver terrine, red curry langoustine from the grill, and a combination of passionfruit, goat’s curd, egg yolk, potato and caviar. The new menu is centred around ingredients such as fish, crustaceans, shellfish and vegetables that are cultivated on site and gathered from nearby areas, then elevated by Achtien’s fermentation, drying and ageing techniques. 

Sustainability and support for local small producers are crucial, with products like fish, oysters, mussels, eggs, cherries, onions, cheeses and lamb sourced from local farms. The chef’s team also collect their own seaweeds and wild herbs, with the restaurant’s English garden now being transformed into an organic oasis featuring edible herbs, flowers, berries and fruits. 

Inter Scaldes Pillows Hotel Restaurant

The restaurant has been reimagined by Studio Linse, with Paul Linse’s designs blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings to create an intimate and secluded space for guests. 

The space’s soft, natural tones were inspired by the region’s natural hues and the restaurant’s scenic views, while the bespoke sculptural sofa designs, which dominate the space, mimic the flowing lines of the Scheldes. The organic seating arrangements are intended to immerse guests in a memorable dining experience, while large, retractable windows connect the restaurant with the garden. 

“We are thrilled to be working with such a talented duo and can’t wait to welcome our loyal Pillows Hotels guests to this fantastic location in the province of Zealand,” said Loes Dingemans, CEO of Pillows Hotels. “The acquisition of Inter Scaldes, one of the top restaurants in The Netherlands and Europe, highlights our company’s focus on excellence and its long-standing commitment of offering one-of-a-kind culinary experiences.” 

Jeroen and Sanne Achtien added: “Following a wonderful time in Switzerland, we’re delighted to be back with an exciting challenge; to focus on what made Inter Scaldes great, while offering our own vision for this legendary establishment.”

Inter Scaldes Pillows Hotel Private Dining Room