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De Meerplaats

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Seafood, European
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Trawlerkade 80, 1976 CC Ijmuiden, Velsen, The Netherlands
+31 255 510 806
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ghent, Belgium
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service was very attentive, there was a large group of us but the staff kept up with our requests and always with a smile on their faces. I had the Sea Bass, it was super fresh and cooked to perfection. Everyone enjoyed what they chose. The location is a bit off the beaten track, we walked there from our... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

With high expectations we went for lunch at this number 1 seafood restaurant on Tripadvisor. The place looks nice, typically Old Dutch, the harbor view is disappointing as there is a high construction just in front of the restaurant, the service was very friendly and attentive .........................but the seafood was really poor, the starters were more or less ok, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

I've been to this place a couple of times and each time it's seems to get a little bit better. The food is great and the waitresses and waiter (especially the bald guy named Robin) is fantastic. It is always a lot of fun when there is someone in a place that can make you laugh and understands that it's... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were there for dinner on the 24th of November, and all i can say is that this restaurant surprised me. I had been to the famous Watergrill Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles already, but this Meerplaats is better in any way. The Seafood served here is as fresh as it can be. WE had Lobster and King Crabs for... More 

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

It is a nice restaurant, with a good atmophere. The products are fresh and good prepared. I can recommand it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely family meal. Great selection of fresh fish and sea food straight from the trawler. Attentive, friendly service.

Thank HJMoore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We found the place by accident. Good fresh food. Very fish based but what it does it does well. I had the salmon with garlic sauce and hubby the cod. The cod had nicely seasoned batter. Chips, roast potatoes and salad came with the meals. The service was good. The outside could do with a brush up and clean but... More 

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

You will find this authentic restaurant in the harbor of Ijmuiden. Down to earth mentality with a great service and really fresh fish. Both lunch or dinner it’s delicious. We started our lunch today with some fresh oysters followed by king Crab legs and ended with a perfectly prepared lobster thermidor. It was our first time and we will go... More 

Thank Frank012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

After travelling nearly 1,000 kms we landed, very tired and very hungry in Ijmuiden. After trying several restaurants and being turned away because the kitchen was closed, we landed at Visrestaurant De Meeresplaatz. The kitchen was also closed but they actually opened it again and cooked us a fantastic meal. A great big thank you to the staff and chef... More 

Thank Debo G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The restaurant has an excellent choice of fresh fish menus. The ambiance is great and the location is not too far from where I live.

Thank Erwin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trawlerkade 80, 1976 CC Ijmuiden, Velsen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Velsen  >  Ijmuiden
  • Phone Number: +31 255 510 806
Welcome to The Seafood Restaurant De Meerplaats. The restaurant is located right on the lively fishing port of IJmuiden and has been around since 1970. The current owner William Brands sways the scepter since 1993. He introduced the three-course menu which has become an absolute hit. For just € 34.50 You get a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Self combine for a great price! The extensive wine list has been compiled in consultation with renowned Wine Importer Okhuysen. Families or large groups are no problem, but also an intimate dinner for two is possible. We do have an English menu, so that tourists easily can order the most delicious meals prepared by our chef Fred Nieswaag. From Sunday until Friday we also serve lunch, but you can also choose from all the courts of the great card! The Seafood Restaurant De Meerplaats is open seven days a week: - Monday until Sunday from 12:00 to 21:30

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