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De Hoofdtoren

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French, Belgian, Dutch
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Hoofd 2, 1621 AM Hoorn, The Netherlands
0229- 215487
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I was actually hesitant to go here because it seemed like a location-over-quality type place, but I was pleasantly surprised. We climbed the dark stone staircase to a small wooden door and - though we wondered if the restaurant was closed or if we went the wrong way - we opened it to a charming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was actually hesitant to go here because it seemed like a location-over-quality type place, but I was pleasantly surprised. We climbed the dark stone staircase to a small wooden door and - though we wondered if the restaurant was closed or if we went the wrong way - we opened it to a charming little one-room restaurant overlooking the... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I came here for a dinner with a friend, attracted of the nice reviews I saw on the internet. The food was great: we ordered sole fish with Belgium style fries and it was very delicate and perfectly cooked. The taste was delicious. We then moved directly to the dessert: we take macaroons with strawberries and a mix of chocolate... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a late Sunday lunch here, around 14. We were happy to find the kitchen open anyway and even happier to be able to seat in one of the tables closed to the windows. The view is amazing and so it is the old building where the restaurant is located. The waiter has been very kind... More 

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

it is authentic toren inside! very dark. ideal for couples. view is good from the tower on a good weather day. food was good. i enjoyed it very much.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant during a "Restaurant week". That means that you get a 3 course diner for a special price. You get a few choices (meat/fish) but not as many as the normal menu. I have chosen the meat menu, my wife chose the fish menu. Both were very tasty and prepared nicely. The ambiance inside the Hoofdtoren... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and me walked around the beautiful small town, down the sea side, we found a very interesting building, then decide to walk in. It was in the noon, the restaurant has just opened. My wife ordered one shrimp and salmon, I ordered cool beef. Of course, at beginning we don't realize that all we ordered are cold food.... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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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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5 reviews
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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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Address: Hoofd 2, 1621 AM Hoorn, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0229- 215487
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hoorn
Cuisine: French, Belgian, Dutch

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  • Address: Hoofd 2, 1621 AM Hoorn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hoorn
  • Phone Number: 0229- 215487

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Dutch

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