Parkzicht went bankrupt just seven years ago. Today, it’s busier than ever. The reason for this drastic change? New leadership.
In 2012, Nicky and Derk van Westenbrugge (then both 26 years old) took over Hotel & Restaurant Parkzicht. The decision had to be made quickly due to the bankruptcy situation. “We started without a business plan” says Nicky. “It was a simple yes or no. We chose Yes.”
Suddenly we were taking care of 45 staff members, obtaining permits, learning about rules we’ve never heard of and making sure all the guests were happy.
Starting this business was never easy, but Derk and Nicky have managed to turn the tide. Parkzicht has become an established and authentic place in Eindhoven, located across the street from the green “Stadswandelpark”. With this success comes a new look. The hotel had a grand makeover in 2017, and this January it was the restaurant’s turn. The restaurant has been completely renovated and given a new name: Thym by Parkzicht. The name reflects not only the French herb, but also the street name: the Alberdingk Thijmlaan in the Elzent-Zuid district in Stratum. The stately building also boasts a beautiful terrace overlooking the park for sunny days. The bistro chic and cosy interior – designed by King Kongs, also from Eindhoven – still emulate the 30s, the year Parkzicht was built. This place gives you a homely feeling from the moment you walk in.
Thym by Parkzicht is the result of a passion for “Brabants” hospitality and modern French-European cuisine. The restaurant effortlessly combines a relaxed and intimate atmosphere with visible high quality. You can visit for an informal evening, but business meetings are also a frequent occurrence. It’s the place in Eindhoven where you’re always guaranteed to be welcomed with a sincere smile. “We’re convinced that positive leadership and a focus on coaching leads to the best results”, says Derk. “We give our team a lot of independence and responsibility. Teams should have fun together and respect each other. In the last years a real Parkzicht family has emerged organically”. The kitchen serves their modern take on authentic French-European cuisine. You’ll find charcuterie and oysters to start with, as well as scallops, bisque and steak tartare. For the main course, you don’t want to miss out on our classic bouillabaisse, sole or the popular ‘tournedos’. You can finish your evening with an excess of sweets and tasty cheeses. All accompanied by a wide selection of wines.
Alberdingk Thijmlaan 18
5615 EB Eindhoven