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“A fantastic evening!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wijncafe "de rijke jansen"

Wijncafe "de rijke jansen"
Daalhemerweg 7, 6301 BL Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 601 4444
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Price range: $25 - $30
Cuisines: French, Dutch
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome! Our kitchen can be characterized as 'real cooking' according to the spirit of the Slow Food movement. Bread, cookies and everything inbetween is homemade with regional and seasonal ingredients. The atmosphere is friendly, a relaxed 'living room' where socializing just happens, making friends, even if it's just for one evening. According to our guests "de rijke jansen" is a unique experience in Valkenburg, best to be checked by yourself.
Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A fantastic evening!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

After reading the reviews in Tripadvisor, we decided to try this restaurant. We were not disappointed, on the contrary we were very pleased with the food, the service, the atmosphere and the price.

The restaurant is very small, I think it has place for a maximum of 20-25 people tops. The owner Hennie Jansen explains that you can order you food from the choices in the menu or you can experience the slow food surprise menu. We opted for the slow food surprise menu which includes an aperitif, 4 course dinner (including dessert) and 3 generous glasses of wine that are perfectly paired with the food. The wines and the food are organic; the food comes for the local farmers.

The food itself is nothing fancy but it is well prepared and very tasty, the presentation is beautiful. We like all our dishes and were very satisfied. It is slow food, so you are encouraged to enjoy your food and wine, there is not rush at all. The owner kindly explains where the food comes from and also explains his wine choice for that particular dish.

The atmosphere was fantastic. The owner is an excellent entertainer and somehow finds a way to make you feel at home and relax. We also felt that from the other guests, so the evening went fantastic. We really had a superb time! and we can't wait to go back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A wonderful night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We were in Valkenburg for a weekend in order to attend the Andre Rieu concert. While we were walking around we saw the Wijncafe. Not knowing what to expect we went in and talked to the owner who explained what the cafe was all about. We were interested so arranged to go that evening. We were really pleased with everything about the whole evening, really nice food, excellent wine, pleasant surroundings, very friendly.We are going back in June and will be looking to eat there again.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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17 restaurant reviews
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“Never had so much fun in a restaurant, with the owner and the other guests”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This restaurant is very special. The owner and his wife run the place. It only has place for about maximum of 20 to 30 guests. You choose your wine and the owner serves a menu (which suits your wines). The food is all from the local farms and shops (most biological). The owner has a superiour feeling for humor. He gave us the best evening in years in a restaurant. We visited this place with a group of friends, and we all had tears in our eyes from laughing, laughing and even more laughing.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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