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De Walvis

Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (4 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
“fish” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Spend some time here, have a beer and a snack, and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the view of the mudflats of the Waddenzee.

Thank Rik_vd_Schalie
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

The place serves the best nachos and chilly cheese of the Island but beware if you bring your kids! First staff asks you to keep them on their seat, then they tell you that they won't help it if they step on them. Apparently they...More

Thank Matthijs L
Paviljoen D, Eigenaar at De Walvis, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017
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Wij krijgen veel kinderen over de vloer die niet goed opgevoed zijn. Ook kijken veel ouders niet meer naar hun...More

Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch, but staff is really forgetful and hard to get at your table. The sandwiches we had tasted great though

Thank Sander R
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Mainly because of the amazing view: het Groene Strand De Brandaris light house overlooking the harbour and Wadden. When seeing this I get the feeling of coming home

Thank Lia G
Reviewed August 14, 2017

De Walvis is quite an institution and it's not always easy to find a table. There are several options for seating, including seating on the lawn in front if you cannot get a table. Good place for lunch, tea, aperitif and dinner ! Avoid the...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is amazing, so if it's a sunny day, it is hard to find a place to sit. The lunch menu is fine, not too many choices, but ok. After a long walk we had a drink (if you sit outside...More

Thank AvW12345
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent located close to the ferry in West-Terschelling. Good food and excellent service, very relaxed. Don't forget to try the nachos!

Thank Range_Rover_1974
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We visited this restaurant as it was indicated as the number 1 by TA. I had the grilled sea bass as this is one of my favourite fishes and the price seemed reasonable for Holland (21 EUR). In my opinion sea bass is a fish...More

Thank Lamossella
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This is my favourite place to go when I arrive because of the instant holiday feeling. Beautiful view over the beach and typical Terschellinger skies guaranteed. Good coffee and food, nice with good and bad weather.

Thank Eszi
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We visited this place for having a coffee before taking the ferry back to the continent. The views of the waddenzee were beautiful (even better during the afternoon) and the coffee was great.

Thank David P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Terschelling  >  West-Terschelling
De Walvis, perhaps the most beautiful place in the Netherlands. A unique location on het Groene Strand near the high dune of West Terschelling. With a wide view over 'de wadden', nature reserve de Noordsvaarder and in the distance our beautiful neighbor Island Vlieland. Enjoy on our terrace, conservatory, porch or inside our cozy pavilion. We serve a delicious lunch or dinner and many other delights!
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