Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Haarlem

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-starred dishes might include scallops with pea and shallot pes…
Top Choice European in Hoorn

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 high-end fare – truffle risotto; beef steak with polenta, ruccol…
Top Choice Bistro in Haarlem

Restaurant Mr & Mrs

Unexpectedly gastronomic cooking at this tiny restaurant is artfully conceived and presented. Small hot and cold plates designed for sharing might include steak tartar with black truffles, white asparagus with honey…
Top Choice Seafood in Volendam

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 aromatic house specialities at its restaurant, which opens to a …
Top Choice Bistro in Hoorn

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 changing menus incorporating dishes such as poached duck liver …
Top Choice European in Texel

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 Westen asparagus and herbs, Den Burg chocolate, De Hoorn cheese, D…
Dutch in Monnickendam

Posthoorn

The exquisite Posthoorn hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant uses local produce in stunning daily changing dishes like North Sea scallops with grapefruit carpaccio and wasabi Béarnaise, jenever-flambéed veal sweetbre…
Dutch in Edam

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 artisan bread, grilled seafood, croquettes and salads). Dinner s…
Dutch in Medemblik

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), Waddenzee crab and fennel pie, Middenmeer pork belly with herring…
Cafe in Haarlem

Native

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 reservations; stop by for freshly squeezed juices, loose-leaf teas and…