After every journey, De Pelgrim comes back home to a very special place: Saint-John's Commanderie in Nijmegen. In 1196, more than 800 years ago, a pilgrim house was built on this site. It served as a hospital for pilgrims, who prepared for or returned from a pilgrimage. It soon became a monastery as well, tended to by the Order of Saint John, a knight's order which was devoted to protecting pilgrims. They were led by a commandeur.
" The freedom the cooks receive makes our menu playful and surprising. We don't want a certain cuisine or region to dominate our menu. The dishes on the menu are just a little different than what you'd find elsewhere. People want to eat something remarkable, something special. You eat something, but you can't put your finger on how it's made exactly. And if you try it at home, you just can't do it. That's the added value of going out to eat. "Remco, Independent chef