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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lekker food and nice place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Gian Marco G
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Delft, The Netherlands
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English first
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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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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