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The Hielander

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Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
072-5120015
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The Heilander is literally Scotland in the Netherlands run and managed by a Scot

Top quality fresh Scottish produce prepared exquisitely for those that know what is good. Home away from home, and an enlightenment for those who have never visited Scotland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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English first
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Top quality fresh Scottish produce prepared exquisitely for those that know what is good. Home away from home, and an enlightenment for those who have never visited Scotland.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This lovely restaurant is still the best Scottish restaurant in the Netherlands. The food is delicious, and the owner a really great guy. If you are a whiskey lover then this is the place to come to, not only do they have a fantastic assortment of Whiskeys but the owner's knowledge about them all is great. We have visited this... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wow just wow.... Can you please come back to Scotland.??? While on a break to Holland visiting my boyfriend we visited this amazing place. The place has so many whiskys and the lovely decor feels like you are going into a Scottish bar back home. The owner and his wife are amazing and so friendly and the staff couldn't do... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a lovely place! Amazing food with a true Scottish feel. Good friendly service with a great knowledge of whiskey! We had a great experience and an amazing dinner! A little pricey but I would say worth it! Will definitely recommend!

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Lille, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have had a splended night in a real Scottish ambiant! The whiskeys fitted really good with the dishes! Live music was great! Food was really good! I could recommend it if you are in for something special!

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Enschede
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In this restaurant I felt directly at home. This is due both to the casual and homely no-nonsense style of the proprietor and his wife and the interior which is packed with Scottish trivia. The drinks were of excellent quality. We had no whiskey -they have I don't know how many different sorts - but a tawny port wine and... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As a pair of Scots staying in Alkmaar we gave the Hielander a go for a taste of home. The bustling restaurant was filling up quickly when we arrived just after opening on a Sunday night but they managed to squeeze us in. The food and service were both excellent with a good range of traditional Scottish regional dishes served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Amazing foods are served in an excellent environment. We appreciated courtesy and kindness of the owner and sampled a good Scottish beer! Recommended! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did not plan on staying in Alkmaar but the town is so nice we decided to stay. We went for a strawl and ended up in this Scottish restaurant. There was a guy playing the guitar, Wullies daughter (very friendly) was serving. The guitar player (every 2nd Saturday) played us some songs and the Wullie came by and told... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant just gets better and better, the food is excellent and the staff so friendly, definitely worth visiting when you are in Alkmaar. We went with family members who where vegetarians/ vegan, and they had a fantastic 3 course meal prepared by the great Chef in this restaurant, they had been travelling in Belgium & the Netherlands and this... More 

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Additional Information about The Hielander

Address: Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 072-5120015
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: 072-5120015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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