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Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert'

Certificate of Excellence
Dutch, Bar, European
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Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This forest cafe has it all. It's a perfect location, in the woods, with a parking, a playground for the kids, and a small zoo. Plenty of marked tracks to stroll through the surrounding woodlands. It's also a perfect place to have a drink and a meal. Outstanding, home-brewed beers, good quality foods. And did I mention the terrace? The... More 

Thank Tr0ttr
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by a forest with lots of walking trails. Ideal for groups with kids, or family. Little farm with animals, almost not worth mentioning. Food was very good for the price paid. However we needed to wait a long long time for the drinks.

Thank Kristof V
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Hijgend Hert has a good quality kitchen and one sits in a unforced atmosphere with a drink or for a lunch.

Thank douwevanderkooi
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Deep in the Vijlener forests in the south of Limburg there is a bar/restaurent called Het Heigend Hert. Drink their own Hert beer and have some finger food on the side. The fire is on and the location is beautiful. For kids it is great as well since there are a lot of animals on the grounds they can play... More 

Thank APleijsier
Marken, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This cafe is a nice place to eat outside, but unfortunately the restaurant closed rather early (around 9 pm).

Thank MartenvanA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

To expect a fine dining experience at 't Hijgend Hert is like going to a boxing match expecting a ballet. It is hugely popular and for good reason... it oozes atmosphere with lots of fun to be had. A large selection of delicious beers (if that's your thing) and delicious pub food (if that's your thing). Sometimes it's incredibly busy... More 

Thank J F
Ashdod, Israel
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63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

In the middle of the forests near a small quiet town we found this surprising place. Nice and warm atmosphere, good food and fine beer. Just when you need as a stop to 'recharge' during a day of hiking or touring the area.

Thank Moshe_I
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We decided to make a walk we found on the internet starting at the 'Drielandenpunt' near Vaals NL where we stayed. The directions were not the most accurate and we eventually found ourselves off the route at a bar called Lodge 7 which is also very nice. The only reference point on our walk was the Boscafé so we got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dutch, Bar, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Vijlen
  • Phone Number: 31433062499
A welcoming restaurant and bar in the middle of the woods. Food is mainly wild game, rich and tasty. Log fires and wood burning stoves. There is no type of cuisine in your list to describe the type of food. 'Artisan' or 'Rustic' springs to mind. Perhaps you should add them to the list.

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