Affordable luxury! “Delivering something wonderful in anatmospheric ambiance for an affordable price. In a way to make everyone feel welcome. Young and old. Keeping up with trends such as gin and tonic, following the seasons with currently delicious game recipes. A complete concept; If you would like to eat, drink, enjoy the terrace and party, you would instantly think of Hartenstein”.
Restaurant Hartenstein@ Laurie is open for 7 days a week from 10:30 for coffee | lunch | dinner and lots more.
The world in which we live today offers many opportunities to compare and search online. However, we prefer to remain rather traditional. Our preference goes to a personal introduction so we can meet your individual wishes with a fitting quote.Our quotes and offers are without obligation.
Do not hesitate to stop by to further appreciate all options the building has to offer. Did you know that we have a beautiful crown hall which leans itself perfectly for lectures, weddings and other parties? And have you ever taken a look in our atmospheric wine cellar, in which you can enjoy a private dinner with your company?
Welcome! Great to see you here at Hartenstein@Laurie website. Laurie, yes that’s me. And I’m very fond and proud of Hartenstein.It is a beautiful company that offers so many possibilities. In a great central location, with wonderful guests, hikers, marriages, Birthdays. From a former coach house to fire station to finally a restaurant with a golden touch. Because I am a real magpie! Hartenstein shines like a diamond.
Prior to the building being used as a restaurant it was a fire station. Before that the building served as a coach house. Below you will find a brief history of the name and use of the plot.
‘Het Rode Hert’ (The red deer) was first mentioned in 1728 as aninn, situated on the Utrechtseweg in Oosterbeek. It was already conveniently located as the connection between Arnhem and Wageningen became increasingly important.
The provincial leaders at the time decided to widen and harden the road and on both sides trees were planted. Across the road from the inn was the start of a country road that ran over the heath from Dreien to Papendal. Back then there was no mention yet of an estate with the name Hartenstein. This changed when solicitor of the Court of Gelderland in 1779 bought ‘Het Rode Hert’with surrounding grounds. He had the inn demolished and build a mansion with adjacent buildings approximately at the area where Hartenstein@Laurie is (formally restaurant ‘Kleyn Hartenstein’). He named the home Hartenstein (presumably in memory of ‘Het Rode Hert’).
‘Harten’ would refer to deer (‘hart’according to the local dialect) and the word ‘stein’means stone or stone path. After Van der Sluys had purchased Hartenstein it has known several owners. Around 1865 the villa was built like you see it today. The former owner, estate agent Th. Sanders from Amsterdam, ordered for the buildings to be demolished and had a new villa build with a coach house amongst other buildings. The villa has been home to the Airborne Museum since 1978. The former coach house is now the site of Hartenstein@Laurie.
After Sanders, the grounds were in hands of the wealthy wood trader G.J. Verburgt from Arnhem. He extended the villa around 1905 with conservatories on the south and east side. The construction of the gardens also illustrate the rise of economic prosperityat the start of the century.
Following the death of the Verburgt couple, the villa and grounds became part of the ‘Verburgt-Molhuysenfoundation’. This foundation rented the grounds it in its entirety to nursing home ‘Het Hemeldal’.
In 1942 Renkum Council came to own the grounds and transformed the villa into hotel. During the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944 Hotel Hartenstein was used as the head quarter of the airborne division under direction of General-Major Roy E. Urquhart.
The team at Restaurant Hartenstein @ Laurie currently consists of six cooks, 9 waiting staff and 11 dishwashers.
The month Septemberis characterised by Airborne at Restaurant Hartenstein@Laurie. The first Saturday of the month the Airborne walk takes place. Thousands of hikers walk through Oosterbeek amongst other places and they pass our beautifully located restaurant. From our terrace you have a wonderful view to spectate and support the hikers. As an Airborne march participator you can settle down at our beautiful terrace and catch your breath. At the end of September you will find a mirror tent “Laurie’s Inn”situated on the field in front of the restaurant in which smashing performances take place.
We have a pleasant cooperation with our neighbour the Airborne Museum. Therefore we offer several packages which combine a visit to the museum with a delicious lunch.