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De Hoofdtoren

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$$ - $$$
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Hoofd 2, 1621 AM, Hoorn, The Netherlands
+31 229 215 487
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We found this gem by chance after a short visit to Hoorn. The look and feel of the exterior and dining hall are a bit middle-ages, but the food is very nowadays. The waitstaff of one-person was very good at handling all occupied tables. The dining hall is at the 2nd floor (no elevator available). The private-dining room for small... More 

Thank Jonas K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were there in August, at the dinner time. The service was excellent (which is not always the case in the Netherlands), we took fish meals and were highly satisfied with the quality, the quantity and the price. White wine chosen from the wine list was good as well. Situated in the historic harbour zone, this restaurant also has a... More 

Thank Matilda_LT
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

No question about the food, it was very good; nor about the staff, they were really friendly....but two hours to eat only a main course and dessert it's unacceptable (we were three people); the efficiency is not their cup of tea.

Thank JordiTraveller
The Hague, NL
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Would have stayed out on the terrace but the pelting rain started and we were glad it did! The interior of this lovely old tower has charm and ambiance but most important the food was excellent! Waitress was efficient and friendly. When in NL, go for the FISH!

Thank JacintaTheHague_NL
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Always good to eat and drink at this restaurant! And for the kids, big pancakes! You feel never sorry to be here and especially in the summertime!

Thank Ronald S
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Atmosphere is one of the best in Hoorn in this old building. Interior fits to it. Food is good, wine is allright. Service was a little too quick though, we like to wine and dine somewhat longer.

Thank Sjakie S
Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

One of my favourite restaurants in Hoorn. The ambience is lovely, dining in the old tower is a unique experience. The menu in the restaurant is really good and there is excellent service, also the 'bar' downstairs (now completely renewed) has great food and service as well if you want to have another atmosphere. Good place for every occassion: business,... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

The food was excellent--if the potato soup is the soup of the day give it a try. The building is old tower on the harbor, with a very nice fireplace each floor in winter. and the people were very helpful and friendly

Thank garyhor
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a landmark of Vluchthaven area of Hoorn just as Belga Queen is of Graslei in Ghent. It is one of a kind. The food is just average. So you basically pay for the ambiance. Service was also superb. As for a window seat up the tower. It's probably also a good spot to propose. 😘

Thank IceQueen2013
Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

We asked a guy at the tourist information desk for a good restaurant for dinner, and this restaurant was recommended, and we are so happy that we (my husband and I, and a couple-friend) gave it a try. It was really a fantastic dinner with delicious dishes, good wine and good service in a old/historic building with a nice view... More 

Thank KikiHanoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, French
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoofd 2, 1621 AM, Hoorn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hoorn
  • Phone Number: +31 229 215 487

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