Rijsel is the result of a passion for the French kitchen and an attempt to catch the lightheartedness of Flanders.

“Rijsel” is the Flemish name for the industrial city that the French refer to as “Lille”.

It is not the sort of hip and modern city you would expect a restaurant to be named after. Sometimes a name is just that, somethimes there’s much more to it. Rijsel is more than just a name.

In a classic meets ‘60s interior with a modern industrial feel we serve no-nonsense food for a fair price. The relaxed atmosphere allows you to enjoy yourself, whatever mood you’re in or celebration has brought you to us.


About us

Your hosts are owners Pieter Smits, Stephanie Lücken and chef Iwan Driessen. Together with sommelier Eelke Leeuwerink and maître Merel Schenkeveld we look forward to host a lovely evening for you.

Rijsel will discontinue the take-away services to fully focus on reopening for dinner in the restaurant.


A first impression

à bientôt!

Reservations: On the first of the month the reservations for the coming month open up. For example on the first of January the reservations for February open up and on the first of February the reservations for March open up. Reservations can only be made online via our website. For party's larger than six people, please email us at

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At Rijsel you can only pay with Maestro, Cash, Visa or Mastercard.


Marcusstraat 52B

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Restaurant opening hours

Opening hours :

Monday till Friday 18:00-22:00


We are closed on the following days:

27th of July until 11th of August

24 & 25th of December

31st of December & the 1st of January