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The Hielander

Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
072-5120015
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Ranked #2 of 87 restaurants in Alkmaar
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I highly recommend ordering the chef's surprise three course meal with paired scotch. It is astounding how each different scotch compliments the course (food) with which it is served. One of the best restaurant meals I have ever had.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a first class restaurant in the hart of Alkmaar, food is great and the owner is a Scot with a great sense of humeur, and always has time to have a chat with the customers.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was in celebration of my wife’s birthday that we decided to venture to a small well known Scottish restaurant in Alkmaar – “Hielander”. The expectation was high, you were able to view the restaurant and menu online, and oh what a promising selection of whisky’s to choose from. Now the reality of the situation was certainly something very much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

over 500 whiskies on the wall! the boss is the most stereotypical scot you have ever seen - kilt, sporran; the whole 9 yards. Lovely guy always makes you feel so welcome. This place is a pillar of the community in Alkmaar. We have been going as a family for 10 years and I always visit when I go home.... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Hielander is a wonderful Scottish restaurant in Alkmaar. A warm handshake by the owner himself welcomes you in a typical atmosphere. Just tests Wullie's claim that if you can name a Scottish whisky, he 'll have it. Gerie is the perfect hostess. Excellent food! Friendly service. Not expensive at all. A place where you feel at home ar once.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

You enjoy a good piece of meat? Here you will find Scottish self made dishes at its best - also a delicious self smoked salmon ! Over a 1000 (!) different kinds of whisky! The atmosphere is originally scottish as well - including the owner wearing the traditional kilt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011 via mobile

Wullie and his team create an atmosphere with excellent food and whisky, and after many visits we keep coming back!

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