Enchanté! Welcome to Danel!

At Danel, we love the lavish French life and this is what our bar-brasserie reflects. Surrounded by bulb lamps, mirror walls and the black-and-white tiled floor, for a moment you’ll think you’ve just stepped into a  Parisian establishment.

Have a seat on one of our comfortable red couches, relax at our classy bar in the centre or, when the weather permits, sit down somewhere on our sunny terrace to enjoy the many classic and modern French dishes on the menu.

Whether you feel like having lunch, an extravagant dinner before a concert or a night out, or whether you simply want to sit down in a relaxed and informal environment to enjoy a good glass of wine and some bites – at Danel, you’re in charge. The menu consists of something for everyone. Beside several appetizers, main courses and desserts we have an extensive lunch and snacks menu.

Feeling curious? Make sure to make reservations for the chef’s table! From your seat you’ll have the best view of our chef Julio and his team preparing your food in our open kitchen.

Still hungry late at night after a concert or night out? Danel is the place to be! Our kitchen is open until 22.00 and on Fridays and the bar-brasserie until late. When the weather is nice, we may let the kitchen stay open longer for you to enjoy a great summer evening on our terrace. Click here for opening hours. Make a reservation through our reservations system or by calling us at +31(0)30-7606829.

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  • Come spend your workday at Danel

    Did you know you can have a workday or business appointment in our bar-brasserie? Just pick a nice table to work at, connect your laptop to one of the many sockets and enjoy a relaxed and productive workday with perfect wifi, fresh coffee, enough sandwiches to pick from or an authentic French lunch from our menu! Coming back often? Ask our waiting staff for our coffee savings card. With a full card you can get a free coffee and a sweet bite for free!

  • Where does the name ‘Danel’ come from?

    Often people ask us where the name ‘Danel’ is coming from. Our bar-brasserie named after Quatuor Danel, a famous French string quartet. Quatuor Danel regularly performs in TivoliVredenburg and is currently also ensemble in residence. Why ‘Danel’? Both French, cool and connected to music!

    Want to hear Quatuor Danel perform? Keep an eye on the TivoliVredenburg agenda for future concerts!

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

  • Sunday Lunch

    Together with TivoliVredenburg’s concert series Hertz op Zondag and Romantiek op Zondag we’re offering a package deal!

    Would you like to sit down for a chat after a Hertz op Zondag concert enjoying a bite and drink? Or is a preceding lunch exactly the thing you’d like to make a Sunday afternoon enjoying a Romantiek op Zondag concert just that little bit extra special? Why not combine your concert visit with a delicious French lunch at Danel? Order a ticket including a concert and lunch at the TivoliVredenburg website now!

    Already got a concert ticket? Upon showing us your ticket, you’ll have a lunch for our special price of €17,95..

    Bon appétit!


Danel is looking for different kind of hospitality stars to join the ranks. Would you like to be a part of the most enthusiastic hospitality team in Utrecht and attend your favorite concerts? And most important, are you fun to work with?

Currently we are looking for colleagues in different jobs, with any age or background:


Waiting staff
Apprentice cook

Don’t hesitate any longer and apply for a job at Danel!


Coming to visit?

Seven days a week at Danel, you’re welcome afternoons and evenings. Make a reservation through our online reservations system. Do you have specific dietary wishes or a food allergy? Be sure to mention it so that we can prepare something for you specifically.

Would you rather make reservations by phone? Of course that’s possible: you can reach us at 030-76060829.

Click here to make a reservation

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Danel is located in the same building as TivoliVredenburg and sits on the Singel (city canal), at the intersection of the Vredenburgkade and Hollandse Toren. The best way to reach Danel is either on foot, by bicycle or with public transport.

Coming from the city centre? The best way to reach Danel is to walk towards TivoliVredenburg and turn the corner. Danel is located around the corner and on the Vredenburgkade, about 200 meters past café Het Gegeven Paard.

Have a look at our map for different walking routes to Danel.


When you come by car, the best place for parking is in one of the car parks in the city. An overview of all car parks in the city centre is found here.