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Eetcafe de Vaart

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Hoofdweg 718, 023 888 7800 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
023 888 7800
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local place on a small canal

I had the shrimp appetizer and a salmon entrée. Nothing particularly Dutch about it, other than being well made and experienced with friendliness. If you want a casual but delicious meal and some good drinks at neighborhood place, this is it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
AKB57
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I had the shrimp appetizer and a salmon entrée. Nothing particularly Dutch about it, other than being well made and experienced with friendliness. If you want a casual but delicious meal and some good drinks at neighborhood place, this is it!

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Thank AKB57
Potterville, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visited Eetcafe de Vart based on the recommendations on tripadvisor. They did not disappoint, the service was fabulous and Anjan (the proprietor) was more than friendly. I was very satisfied with the food and will definitely visit again. I enjoy staying in Hoofddorp when in A'dam because of the quiet atmosphere and lower costs than A'dam Central.

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Thank Jacob W
Blumenau, SC
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Looking for a good “Dutch” restaurant to eat on the last day in Holland, I found this one on TA. No regrets! The owner came to us and explained the menu and the beers that he had available! If you´re in to beers, try the local brewed “Klein Duimpje”. Afterwards the chef came also – and he speaks six languages... More 

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Thank BrazPilot
Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stumbled onto this place by accident on a business trip (American knowing little or no Dutch). Located right off the square in Hoofddorp, just look for the Heineken sign. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. Anjun the owner was more than happy to translate the menu to me but it didn't matter, it was all great. Please... More 

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Thank Mickey M
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I took thgrams advice and thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Eetcafe de Vaart the evening prior to an early flight back to the US. I started with a pleasant walk from the Crowne Plaza to build up an appetite and thought I made the right choice as soon as I walked in the door to find a local crowd. I chose... More 

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Thank Andy B
Bremen, Germany
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Ended a business day at Eetcafe de Vaart before going home by air/road. Selection of beers is excellent with some good choices outside the normal range. The highlight were the pepper steak and the sate, prepared by the owner himself. All sides were freshly prepared and quality of ingredients used was evident in the taset of the food. Will definitely... More 

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Thank thgrams
McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

What a great dinner. Our hotel sent our group to another restaurant in the area that turned out to be full. The Chef/Owner called Eetcafe de Vaart to see if they could seat us. The owner met us at the door and upon hearing that we were the "Four Americans", he proceeded to welcome us, seat us and get us... More 

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Thank Chris G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

were impressed with the beer selection, good quality rib-eye, medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. good place to chill

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Thank jarred h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had dinner at Eetcafé de Vaart on a Tuesday night after work. The ambiance is cosy. The waitress was very welcoming and tried her best. Your drink wasn't empty for long! The meals were well prepared. If you're a big eater, just a main course won't be enough. The green stuff was also a bit absent. Eetcafé de Vaart... More 

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Thank RubenB_12
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were after a small local place with good relatively simple food. We found it. The menu was limited but covered all meats and vegetarian. My steak was good, dessert was excellent. Only drawback is they only took cash - we were told they were getting credit card facilities - but an ATM was 40 metres down the road. Four... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hoofdweg 718, 023 888 7800 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
  • Phone Number: 023 888 7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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