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Brasserie Cathrien

$$ - $$$
Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Haven 35, 1131 EP Volendam, The Netherlands
+31 299 363 705
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6,418 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9,751 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Just on the harbour, this locally famous cafe and restaurant offers various kinds of local dishes. We sat down outside terrace facing to the sea with excellent view and had our local beers. Very nice option to take a rest and enjoy the time in the quietness of this tiny village on the sea front part. Recommended.

1 Thank junior1907
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2015

After many years I had lunch here again. The restaurant looked still the same, both interior and lunch menu. If you have a window table you have a nice view on the small harbor of Volendam. With good weather you can sit on the terrace. Volendam means fish. I had a tasteful fried filet of cod with chips and salad.

Thank huib
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

We love to go to this restaurant when in Volendam. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. We enjoy sitting by the windows and looking out at the harbor. Pricey but highly recommended.

Thank Nanny1plus8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015

The menu is not unforgettable and not really original. The food is all the same in Volendam and not really good. Prices are quite high for what you get.

Thank Stalagtilte
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We ate here several times. The fish dishes are great - simple but tasty. It is great for people watching and a view of the harbour.

Thank Trudy G
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands
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181 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This is of course a tourist trap. But a good one for a change. Great view of the harbor. During the day the best fish is a few hundred yards further to the water in the fish shop. But after 18.00 this is a perfect place for a fish plate. Take the "kibbeling". We had it and it was nice.... More 

1 Thank Rik H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very nice food with an excellent view of the small harbor. Close to the ferry terminal in the center of Volendam. Beautiful setting with lots of flowers, indoor/outdoor seating. Good sandwiches and traditional Dutch fish dishes.

Thank oldman50again
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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852 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was raining and windy. It was quite cold for a summer day and after half day strolling in Volendam made me stop in this cafe for a cup of tea. Friendly people and nice atmosphere. Good location with view of the harbour of Volendam

Thank Solodam J
Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We only had cocktails at this restaurant, but we enjoyed the view. We sat outside and ordered wine and a gin & tonic. The view of the harbor is lovely

Thank LastMang0
Charlotte, North Carolina
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181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Family ate here after exploring this coastal town north of Amsterdam. Great menu loaded with soups, seafood, sandwiches, pasta, etc. Big portions so pace yourself if you are looking for dessert afterwards. Seating inside and on the porch. Great staff.

Thank MadMaxCMD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haven 35, 1131 EP Volendam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Volendam
  • Phone Number: +31 299 363 705

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