Gert De Mangeleer and Joachim Boudens welcome you at Hertog Jan at Botanic Sanctuary. We are proud to be in Antwerp and to be able to immerse you in our culinary total experience. This unique experience is a crucial element of our concept, which can best be compared to a Japanese omakase menu. Literally: ‘I leave it to the chef*.’ After all, Gert De Mangeleer is continuously looking for the best products and ingredients, in accordance with the season and supplies. He combines these in a harmonious package, which is balanced, well thought-out, and now and then with a wink. Like enjoying a concert with your eyes closed. At Hertog Jan at Botanic Sanctuary, all senses are stimulated, from the welcoming words to the final greeting of the kitchen.

*Due to the specific nature of this experience, we unfortunately cannot take into account all food allergies, dietary requirements, or eating habits. Adjustments are only possible to a limited extent.

Discover our menu



At the end of 2018, Hertog Jan in Zedelgem (near Bruges) closed its doors. To many, this decision came as a surprise, but Gert De Mangeleer and Joachim Boudens deemed it a logical step in their careers. They wanted to make time for other projects and new dreams: a brasserie with perfectly-executed, classic dishes (Bar Bulot) and a trendy restaurant with worldly influences (LESS Eatery).

In the summer of 2020, they receive a proposal to participate in the unique total experience of hotel Botanic Sanctuary in Antwerp. There, Hertog Jan revives with a unique and fixed menu in an intimate setting with its own greenhouse, beehives, and herb garden. Botanic Sanctuary is the first five-star hotel in Antwerp, with more than a hundred intimate rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa, and several other high-quality restaurants, such as the second establishment of Bar Bulot. Botanic Sanctuary is an architectural masterpiece, yet at the same time a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city of Antwerp.


Hertog Jan at Botanic

Mailing address: Lange Gasthuisstraat 51, 2000 Antwerpen (BE)

Entrance & Valet Service: Leopoldstraat 26, 2000 Antwerpen (BE)

Questions about your on-going reservation: reservations@hertog-jan.com

Get in touch with hotel Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp: +32 3 2699090 (available from monday untill friday from 09.00 – 17.00)

Press: press@hertog-jan.com


Location and parking


Hertog Jan at Botanic is located at Leopoldstraat 26 – 2000 Antwerpen.

Valet service:

Hand over your car to one of our professional drivers at the main entrance of the hotel  along Leopoldstraat 26
This service costs 40 € per car and is paid in the restaurant.

Parking nearby:

  • Arenberg – Oudevaartplaats 2/4 (450m)
  • Oudaen – Oudaan 3 – (150m)



Public transportation


The Botanic Sanctuary site is located in the center of Antwerp. Tram lines 4 and 7 take you to the stop Mechelseplein or the stop Oudaan, lines 1 and 10 have a stop at the city park. Count on a 5-to-10-minute walk. You can also walk from Antwerp Central station in 15 to 20 minutes.

Taxiservice –  DTM
Private transportation – Taylor


Brussels Airport is 45 minutes away from the city center of Antwerp. There are regular direct or semi-direct trains to Antwerp. There is also a small regional airport in Antwerp, mainly used for holiday destinations. Other possibilities include Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and Ostend-Bruges. Please consult the different websites for more information.

Opening hours


Hertog Jan is open 2 weeks a month from Tuesday till Saturday, view our future opening periods below:

Lunch Arrival:  between 12:00 pm – 01:15 pm
Dinner Arrival: between 07:00 pm – 08:15 pm


May: 7th May – 18th May
June: 4th June – 15th June
July: 2nd july– 13th Juli
August: Closed
September: 3th september – 14th september
Octobre: 8th oktober – 19th oktober
November: 5th november – 16th november
December: 10th december – 21th december


Staying the night


Hertog Jan at Botanic Antwerp is located on the site of Leading Hotel of the World Botanic Sanctuary. You can combine your culinary experience with one or more nights in the hotel. It is possible to charge the bill to your room. Click here for more information about the hotel.


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