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Grand cafe van Heeckeren

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Kerkplein 6, Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
+31 519 543 684
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“fires” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kerkplein 6, Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We were there in late autumn and at first weren't interested because there wasn't too much room inside. The friendly waiter however turned on one of the gas fires for us at a table under cover outside which was really warm. An OK place to...More

Thank GtheKiwi
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Very friendly staff and good food and excellent coffee. On this dairy day the staff was very quickly to spark uptake heater at our seats. Our favourite place for our first stop on every visit on the island for the last decade.

Thank TedL426
Reviewed August 12, 2017

we had a pleasant evening here as an elderly couple. the food was very good and was was served promptly and with a smile. we had a heater which was above our table and that kept us longer as it was a chilly evening. a...More

Thank rochejagu
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This is very nice place to go to. go there just to have a drink and relax. We were there in the afternonn and it was difficult to find a place to sit

Thank Petra1401
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

van heeckeren has several venues. what is nice you can see a similar style in service. that is great. the grand café is more casual. we have been here for lunch and dinner on another night. there are special menus for children as well. if...More

Thank somy c
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to have dinner and the food is quite good. Unfortunately we had to wait one and a half hour before we got something to eat. The personnel is very friendly. The restaurant is quite noisy.

Thank Gdsm25
Reviewed August 5, 2016

As some reviewers have mentioned, the restaurant has a very hip & cool vibe. The tyfireplaces around the cafe add to the ambiance. The menu is good, the food of top quality, service very friendly & professional, and prices decent. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sid S
Reviewed July 2, 2016

During our bicycle tour we had on the terrace outside in the sun some drinks and nibbles with our groups of family members. Choice of food was good and staff very kind. Slightly expensive but in the end it was worth is,seating outside very comfortable....More

Thank Kiwi1956
Reviewed May 8, 2016

It doesn't matter at what time of day you're here: it is always very pleasant at Van Heeckeren. Inside is trendy and cosy but at the terrace it is where you want to be. Comfortable lounge sofas with terrace fireplaces and heaters and also normal...More

Thank jannekeswereld
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Great for waiting to get the ferry back. They are in the centre of the town of Nes, one of the 3 main towns on the island. Nothing special, just a brasserie.

Thank Mischa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerkplein 6, Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Ameland  >  Nes
  • Phone Number: +31 519 543 684
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