The plot where ZIES is located dates back from the 17th century. It consists of a building in front, on the Twijnstraat and a building at the back. In between there is a garden. The buildings are connected by a long corridor. Twijnstraat is the oldest shopping street of Utrecht and there are many nice craft shops.

The building and its function has been changed many times. It was an insurance office, a bank and an employment agency. Since October 2014 it is home to Wine Bar & Bistro ZIES located on the side of the Twijnstraat. Since February 2017 we have added the house in the back of the premises to our business and made it Boutique Hotel ZIES.