In the heart of Zuidlaren is an atmospheric Saxonian farm, standing in a beautiful green spot with a centuries-old oak tree: the restaurant of Jilt & Froukje Cazemier. In this idyllic place, contemporary dishes are prepared with passion. Creativity and tastiness in combination with genuine hospitality make De Vlindertuin a true place to enjoy!

“Amazing that these areas – Puglia and Sicily – give such, fresh, elegant wines! I was particularly impressed by the two styles of Primitivo: Sasseo was mellow and fruity, while the Altemura was powerful yet refined.”

Peter Veen
Head Sommelier
De Vlindertuin


The unexpected elegance and freshness of the South of Italy


Froukje Cazemier

Owner – De Vlindertuin

Hans Wiersum

Sommelier – Wine Bar FC Groningen

Floris Kruijs

F&B Manager – Wine Bar FC Groningen

Jurjen Froling

Owner – Chateauneuf Vastgoed BV

Imogen Westerhof

Owner – Paviljoen Van de Dame

Kerwin Van den Helder

Sommelier – Zusje Van Andre Dokter

Peter Havinga

Manager – Zusje Van Andre Dokter

Berber Oosterhaven

Sommelier – De Lindenhof

Bram Stoverink

Chef De Partie – De Lindenhof

Jeroen Sportel

Chef – Vive La Vie

Yannick Stomp

Sommelier – Vive La Vie

Nick Nijboer

Sommelier – Mr Mofongo Wine Bar

Paola Ubags

Restaurant Manager – Pirandello

Just “an average Tuesday afternoon”: tasting great Italian wines paired with Michelin star food!

Imogen Westerhof
Paviljoen Van De Dame