Must-see restaurants in North Holland & Flevoland

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    Restaurant ML

    A glass-roofed courtyard and an art-gallery-style dining room at design hotel ML are the setting for some of Haarlem's finest dining. Intricate Michelin…

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    De Hoofdtoren

    A spiralling red-brick staircase leads up to this exquisite restaurant inside Hoorn's historic Hoofdtoren. In a candlelit bare-boards space, it serves…

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    Smit Bokkum

    Now run by the sixth generation, Smit Bokkum has been smoking local seafood including eel, sea bass, oysters, mackerel and cockles since 1856. Try its…

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    Restaurant Mr & Mrs

    Unexpectedly gastronomic cooking at this tiny restaurant is artfully conceived and presented. Small hot and cold plates designed for sharing, such as…

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    Lucas Rive

    Chef Lucas Rive took just five months to achieve a Michelin star at this chic, contemporary space on Hoorn's lively harbour front. Book ahead for daily…

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    Bij Jef

    The Michelin-starred restaurant of boutique hotel Bij Jef has a constantly changing menu created from local produce, such as Texel suckling lamb, De…

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    The exquisite Posthoorn hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant uses local produce in stunning daily changing dishes like North Sea scallops with grapefruit…

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    De Fortuna

    Amid oil paintings, bay windows and buffed leather seats, this charming restaurant at the De Fortuna hotel serves light lunches (gourmet sandwiches on…

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    Restaurant Meijer's 2.0

    Medemblik's finest restaurant takes traditional Dutch cuisine to the next level: dishes such as lobster bisque with shrimp bitterballen (croquettes),…

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    All-organic dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan and/or gluten-free at this laid-back contemporary cafe on leafy Breestraat. It doesn't take…

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    't Pakhuus

    Seafood is landed at the docks right outside former warehouse 't Pakhuus, which also contains the Design Hotel Texel Suites. Waddenzee oysters, cockles…

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    De Boet

    Urk's finest restaurant serves multicourse menus (no à la carte) using seafood landed daily by the fishing fleet out front. Zuiderzee sole with jenever…

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    Marque's kitchen is at the cutting edge: foie gras, beetroot, apple and hibiscus terrine; Gillardeau oysters poached in grapefruit juice; coffee and mint…

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    At the Boutique Hotel Texel, 4.5km south of De Cocksdorp, Gusta serves seasonal Texel produce such as Waddenzee platters with eels, prawns, cockles, fish…

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    Eiland Keuken

    Texel produce forms the backbone of this stylish bistro's quality cooking: Waddenzee oysters with lemon and samphire salsa, smoked-mackerel ceviche,…

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    You can watch Brick's chefs preparing spectacular burgers, steaks and multicourse pan-European menus (wine pairings available) from the street-level…

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    This petite, welcoming restaurant serves a daily changing set menu (no à la carte) of contemporary Dutch cuisine along the lines of smoked duck breast…

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    IJsboerderij Labora

    At this working dairy farm, you can see the cows being milked (by robots) to make Labora's luscious ice cream. Each day there are 18 flavours, such as…

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    Brasserie de Smuiger

    Facing the 17th-century windmill De Bleeke Dood, by the bridge in Zaandijk, this wooden cottage's beamed ceilings, timber-panelled, beamed-ceilinged…

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    De Worsteltent

    The bistro at Hotel De 14 Sterren occupies a 300-year-old slate-floored thatched-roofed timber barn, with tables set out on the grass in summer. Modern…