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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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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
authentic toren

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
IceQueen2013
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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