La Diligence (restaurant)

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La Diligence
Restaurant information
Head chef Bèr Smeets[1]
Rating 1 Michelin star Michelin Guide
Street address Maastrichterlaan 29
City Beek
Country Netherlands

Restaurant La Diligence is a former restaurant located in Beek, in the Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1979-1985.[2][3][4]

Owner and head chef was Bèr Smeets.

In 1974, Smeets took over the closed Parkhotel. After a renovation, the hotel and restaurant were reopened in February 1974.[5][6][7]

The restaurant was located in a villa on the Maastrichterlaan, which was demolished in 1992.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tegenvaller voor 'La Diligence' in Beek Michelin-ster naar restaurant 'Der Bloasbalg'". Limburgs Dagblad (in Dutch). 19 February 1985. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (30 March 2012). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren 1976 t/m 1980" [Historical overview Michelin stars 1976-1980]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Brandligt, Vivie (19 June 2007). "Historisch overzicht Michelinsterren" [Historical overview Michelin stars]. Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 June 2014.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Tegenvaller voor 'La Diligence' in Beek Michelin-ster naar restaurant 'Der Bloasbalg'" [Set back for ’La Diligence’ in Beek Michelin star for restaurant ’Der Bloasbalg’]. Limburgs Dagblad (in Dutch). 19 February 1985. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Heropening van Parkhotel Beek" [Reopening Parkhotel Beek]. Limburgsch dagblad (in Dutch). 29 January 1974. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Haenen, Hubert (13 March 1979). "La Diligence in Beek: één ster" [La Diligence in Beek: one star]. Limburgsch dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Poulssen, Will J. (21 December 1979). "Het is goed smikkelen in het land zonder grenzen" [It is good eating in the country without borders]. Limbursch Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  8. ^ (Dutch) Jacquea Aussems in de ban van bijzondere professor Spronck

Coordinates: 50°56′15.33″N 5°47′27.72″E / 50.9375917°N 5.7910333°E / 50.9375917; 5.7910333