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De Groene Smaak

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International, European, Central European, South American, Ecuadorean
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Lagedijk 13c, 1544 BA Zaandijk, The Netherlands
075 7502533
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating

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very dutch

Nice and cosy place close to the zaanse schans and worth combining your visit overthere. Typical dutch, interesting building. great food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
antoinet o
Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice and cosy place close to the zaanse schans and worth combining your visit overthere. Typical dutch, interesting building. great food!

Thank antoinet o
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Zaanse Schans we arrived to late for food service, but they made us some marvelous tomato soup and some fresh meatballs. This great cafe becomes a very nice pub for locals. Well run and worth a visit.

Thank yogiacomo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Zaanse Schans, we went to this place to have lunch. Nice surprise, very nice options and quite informal place. We had two sandwiches and the ingredients were good quality and combination were different. Highly recommendable.

Thank bertismo
Fredericton, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I've read the other reviews and cannot understand the comments. When we stopped here the service was very poor as the wait staff was busy flirting with some young men who came in. Our food, once heated, sat on top of the display case long enough to cool. The ingredients may have been fresh first thing in the day, but... More 

Thank JT C
Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Near by Zaanse Schaanz is a little Restaurant with nice and friendly service. The homemade toppings (we had caprese with tomata, pesto and Mozzarela and one with goat cheese, vegetables and almonds) for the sandwiches are great, very good and tasty. The hot chocolate was delicious. Nice place for all little lunch or snack. The cakes looks really good, but... More 

Thank uhauser
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited this cafe/restaurant for lunch after visiting the nearby windmills museum Zaanse Schan. Three adults and two children really enjoyed platters of various savoury food, all made on the premises from freshly sourced organic ingredients. It all tasted delicious and was finished off in style by the best raspberry cheesecake and excellent coffee. The price was extremely reasonable and a... More 

Thank Caroline G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

If you visit zaanse schanhse and you want to lunch there, it's worth the visit. They cook daily plates and you can choose a combination of them. It costs between 10 and 15 € without desserts. Nice variety and very well cooked!

Thank Narcís M
Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

De Groene Smaak is a great place for lunch after visiting the Dutch village of Zannse Schans. This restaurant is much less touristy and expensive than the places to eat in area. The cafe is cozy and quaint and full of locals. The staff are bilingual and will help you make sense of the great selections and what to try.... More 

Thank McCall E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to this lovely cafe on our way to Zannse Schans . The food was tasty and the dessert snd coffee were fabulous. The staffs were very friendly so we had a lovely time there. Strongly recommend it! Ps. You gonna try their apple tart! Yum!

Thank 151whiter
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Yvonne, the owner took such care of us for our breakfast. The food was fresh and hot, made with care. We had omlettes, fresh bread, homemade jellies, fresh made OJ and coffee at a fair price. This is also a local grocery store so residents were shopping while we ate. The Groene Smaak is located a short walk from Zaansa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lagedijk 13c, 1544 BA Zaandijk, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Zaandijk
  • Phone Number: 075 7502533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, European, Central European, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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