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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A wee gem of a place.. Worth a visit....

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Kirsty S
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
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7 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My 3d visit to this restaurant (16.07.14) was as enjoyable as my previou. A wonderful experience again! Congratulations Wullie. Reliable menu with recurring specialties and teasing new suggestions. The Scottish patron acts as an execellent ambassedor of his beautiful homelnad: a mix of wit, discretion and quality.The Hielander menu is surprisingly varied: if you go for a modest meal or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Specially selected meat, well prepared and made, funny owner and friendly service. Price is a little too high for what you get.

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Restaurant Details

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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