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De Kastanje

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Dutch, European
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Grote Kerkstraat 12-14 | 8601 ED, Sneek, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Picked this place due to proximity and T/A reviews. Despite the menu being only in Dutch & German our waitress explained it all to us and was very patient.....as you'd expect. Service was prompt, perfectly charming and attentive, absolutely no complaints. Several of our party chose the smoked salmon starter filled with shrimp with the rest of us taking the... More 

Thank David R
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant with a group of 9. The waiters were very, very, very kind. Besides that they were very knowledgeable about their menu and wines. The food was quick and good. They have a very nice garden were you can have lunch/ dinner.

Thank Tom V
Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first meal in Nl on a snowy Feb evening and 14 yrs later my last under a Dutch sunset. Thanks for the good times and the great food!

Thank Nikki W
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited Sneek in March this year and reviewed this restaurant. So I went back this September to see if the March experience was an anomaly. It wasn't, again the food was spectacular. The service first class and the ambiance still firmly in place. It's a " must go" if you visit Sneek.

Thank John H
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When staying over in Sneek in the north of the Netherlands, we also went for dinner in this restaurant. The service is very good and the food offered of excellent quality and in more then sufficient quantity... We were seated in the small garden outside as the weather was excellent. Lucky for us because inside the music was a bit... More 

Thank VincentBrussel
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We are at this Restaurant the other day and probably had the best meal (and we had plenty of really good food) in Sneek. We ordered the Chateau Briande and OMG it was sensational, the sauce was prepared at the table and was exceptional. The service was equal to the food. You would do yourself a disservice if you visited... More 

Thank John H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In Friesland vegetarians might have a bit of a harder time than in cosmopolitan cities. Finding a plate without meat / fish is always possible, but De Kastjane features are veg. starter and surprise veg. main course. It turned out to be an open lasagne, which was delicious! Their wine menu also featured some great wines, so all in all... More 

Thank MaartenDeGroot
Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Review: Multiple visits confimed the 4/5 rating according to me. Every time splendid, fresh and tastfull dishes were served. Good housewines, nice & cos terrace (handy for smokers), tastfull interior, just enough space between table balancing privacy & cosyness. Negatives: staff should be trained better (wine knowledge, menu/product knowledge) in order to keep up with the high-standard of the kitchen.... More 

Thank Verheyden_L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Although there are many restaurants in more obvious locations in Sneek this one is well worth finding, tucked in beneath the tower of the church. We enjoyed our first visit so well that we returned for a second time before leaving Friesland. Our waitress was absolutely delightful - engaging, helpful and conscious of our every need without being intrusive. She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Dutch, European
Restaurant features
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Kerkstraat 12-14 | 8601 ED, Sneek, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Sneek
  • Phone Number: 31515422387

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?