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Bistro de 13 Balcken

Zevenhuizen 11, 1811 KB Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 520 0079
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wine list” (4 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Zevenhuizen 11, 1811 KB Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Bistro de 13 Balcken offers you a small choice of excellent dishes. They serve very good wines which fit perfect with your choice of dinner. The restaurant is very nice situated and has a very nice atmosphere.

Thank MennoZ
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant ambiance inside the rustic restaurant which features an open kitchen. Our incredibly knowledgeable waiter explained and selected wines to compliment our two delicious courses; the white rioja from Bilbao was especially tasty.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

My kind of place: nice dishes & lovely wines (not the regular), cosy local atmosphere and very good value. If Alkmaar would be a 3 hour drive from Maastricht I probably would be a regular customer 😉

Thank Peet_Maastricht
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The interior of this bistro is well known for its continuity. You might also say "classic" or "outdated" but I prefer the tag "Dutch authentic". With chef Stef the cuisine had made a giant leap in its quality which makes "de 13 Balcken" again a...More

Thank Cor B
Reviewed July 4, 2016

A cosy little bistro in central Alkmaar. We were looking for something a little bit special to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and this really hit the mark.The quality of the food was exceptionally high (not to mention delicious), and came with a very good...More

Thank EJM37
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I had a most enjoyable evening with the attentive waiters an excellent bistro-style food. Certainle a recommendable place a little away from the tourist traps

Thank AndersChoy
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Seems like a typical local restaurant, well chosen the interior, a mix between rustic and elegant , makes you feel comfortable immediately Staff is super nice The veal starter and cod of the day was delicious. Wine list could be better, ours wasn't full bodied...More

Thank Florian S
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Went here for dessert one night after a disappointing meal elsewhere. They were closing but still made us welcome. Been back for a drink and coffee and the waiter even remembered what coffee my wife liked. Went to dinner this evening and it was first...More

1  Thank 4default
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Went to Bistro de 13 Balcken Alkmaar for a family birthday dinner. Arrived to a very friendly welcome from a member of staff and shown to our table. All evening the service was very good and really felt the staff went out of their way...More

Thank George G
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We came to this place just because it was close to our hotel, it turned out to be unexpectedly cosy and had nice food. The waiter was very welcoming and friendly, he even let us taste some beer before ordering it. I had mustard sup...More

1  Thank vkgallea
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September 27, 2017|
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Response from Foxdog11 | Reviewed this property |
I think they accept most Defiantly Visa and MasterCard I’m might be there tomorrow night so I’ll check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zevenhuizen 11, 1811 KB Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: +31 72 520 0079
  • E-mail
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