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The Hielander

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$$ - $$$
European, British, Scottish
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Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 512 0015
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just how good is the Scottish kitchen ? After a visit to The Heilander you will be blown away ! Succulent meats, fish, poultry and of course haggis are on the menu and the desserts are just to die for. The Laird of Alkmaar Wullie and his lovely wife Gerrie are very friendly and are experts in the food and... More 

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Thank Mannzer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hielander is a nice and cozy place with friendly service and good food. It is pretty pricey, but that results a quality, well-cooked steak.

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Thank Heide18
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So authentic Scottish restaurant that you'll be amazed! You have to try one of the many whisky.... or else.... be aware of the sword!! i'm just kidding!!!!

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Thank Joanna K
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a restaurant we have visited several times and will continue to do so. Authentic Scottish with many bottles of whisky and trinkets on display, along with your always kilt wearing host. The food is good hearty stuff as you would expect, the menu always making the most out of seasonal ingredients. You wont leave this place hungry I... More 

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Thank 39teresa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

great food, atmosphere and service! you can feel great and wlecome in this restaurant. very clean. many choises if you like meat.

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Thank Anna Ś
São Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The place already caused a good impression by its ambience, which makes you feel for real in Scotland. With just traditional Scottish beverages and food in the menu, we were informed that everything were made carefully in the restaurant, including their own bread and we saw the amazing result when arrived the starters and main dishes we ordered. I would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

On my own during a cycling trip, I planned in advance to have dinner at the Hielander. I was not disappointed. The place was very busy, good evidence of popularity and quality of service. During the welcome I was given the Hielander's list of available whiskies - actually this is more a book than a list. Very impressive, and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This remains one of the best restaurants at which I have ever eaten. The food is top-notch and the pairings with various fine Scotch are superb. A unique and tantalizing experience.

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Thank tclwtr
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The meal at the Heilander was excellent with the owners Wullie and his wife superb hosts. The atmosphere was like being back home in Scotland with a fascinating collection of Scotch whisky. I would recommend this restaurant to any visitor to Alkmaar.

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Thank alanclark1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The taste of the Hielander, it's an exquisite taste in a positive way! My mum and I will go out for dinner every now and then. This time we did it differently, we wanted something else! Well that's what we got, the owner Wullie and his wife Gerie are amazing. They are very hospitable and the food that is served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: +31 72 512 0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?