Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Vlieland

Oost

There is no more fashionable Strandpaviljoen (beach pavilion) on the island than the utterly fabulous Oost, a contemporary shoebox hidden between sand dunes and a dreamy swath of fine golden sand. Fish and shellfish…
Top Choice International in Leeuwarden

Proefverlof

Cocktail quaffing does not get cooler than afloat the giant pink inflatable flamingo moored alongside the wooden decking terrace of Proefverlof, the hottest hybrid spot in town for drinking and dining with the A-lis…
Top Choice Dutch in Terschelling

Restaurant ‘t Golfje

Terschelling born-and-bred female chef extraordinaire Helga Stobbe woos gourmets at her small cottage restaurant on the northern fringe of Midsland village with a succession of small courses, featuring local fish, s…
Top Choice Dutch in Leeuwarden

Restaurant By Ús

Organic local foods are celebrated at Michiel and Lilian's candlelit bistro with a funky wood-and-leather-meets-street-art interior. Frisian-inspired dishes highlight a seasonally changing surprise menu – pick how m…
Top Choice International in Terschelling

Pure Vida

This hipster organic food bar hits the sweet spot, whether for a smoothie to kickstart your day (try spinach, ginger, yuzu and almond milk), a cocktail or a full-blown meal. Lunch on lavishly topped toasts, sandwich…
Top Choice Seafood in Harlingen

De Tjotter

Herrings, mackerel, cod, eel and shoals of tiny Dutch prawns come straight off the boats at Harlingen's premier seafood address. If you can't decide, opt for the five-fish taster plate served with fries, salad and a…
Dutch in Leeuwarden

Restaurant Wannee

Dining doesn’t get more grassroots Frisian than at this contemporary restaurant run by students from the local hotel-management school. Begin with a fantastic Frisian Mojito (aka Flying Dutchman rum and local Beeren…
Cafe in Vlieland

Leut Koffiebar & Logies

With a pretty terrace beneath trees, this caramel-brick townhouse is the fashionable spot on the main street for a chai latte, smoothie or freshly infused herbal tea. Breakfast translates as buxom yoghurt and fruit …
International in Leeuwarden

Grand Café

Aptly named, this contemporary eatery is grand in every sense. Its building, a red-brick post office from 1903, is glorious inside and out. Dining covers everything from an 'anti-hangover' breakfast fry-up to aftern…
International in Harlingen

Nooitgedagt

With its name roughly translating as ‘Something you'd never think of’, you can expect a unique experience at this stylish cafe in a wine warehouse from 1647. Interior design mixes urban white tiling with weathered w…