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De Hoofdtoren

Hoofd 2, 1621 AM Hoorn, The Netherlands
0229- 215487
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Hoorn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Dutch
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Oct 3, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a very nice meal in the top of this fortress that guards the harbor at Hoorn. The food was very good and the presentation was very nice. It was probably one of the best meals we had during our 2 week stay in The Netherlands and we would definitely eat there again.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Food wise this restaurant is a recommendation; the service is nice and quick. The inside of the restaurant is on the first floor; you need to go up a winding staircase. The windows are very small, so they advertised view over the IJselmeer is a bit challenging. Going to the toilet is going down the winding staircase again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

If you want to take a dinner in an adorable atmosphere choose DE HOOFDTOREN. With the view on the water and port the wine taste unforgettable!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Excellent food and service in addition to the amazing location. We fell in love with the City of Hoorn and De Hoofdtoren.

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Zevenbergen, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The restaurant is located in an old building (old vesting) You have a nice view over the lake IJsselmeer. The selection of food for a lunch is great and the quality is very good. The hospitality is very pleasant including the service. Advice before you go upstairs make use of the toilet facilities downstair, otherwise you have to climb the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This traditional defense tower dating back to 1532 has been transformed into a wonderful restaurant and bar that is a great stopping point on a walk through Hoorn. The architecture is stunning, and the building has been beautifully transformed for its current purpose. The service is friendly, and the menu is relatively traditionally Dutch but with a high-end tint. Prices... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Lovely location, phenomenal service and great grub. Best seafood menu in town.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

The setting of this restaurant is fabulous. In an ancient tower at the harbour. We were with a rather large group, but we weren't the only ones! In total I estimate some 60 persons were having dinner. the noise-level was unacceptable. I had to shout to my neighbour in order to have a conversation. Because of the high occupancy, the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Had a great piece of Dutch apple pie and a beer. Nice atmosphere and great staff. Nice historic tower with walls taht seem to be three feet thick. Well worth the visit.

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Auburn Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Lovely little restaurant in a great setting on the quay. Smoked salmon wrap and a couple of Duvels for lunch. Reasonable price helped our Ameros go a little bit further. Hoorn is the perfect place to get away from the hustle of Amsterdam. Restaurant De Hoofdtoren represents all that is good in Hoorn.

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