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Waterproef

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French, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Dr. Lelykade 25-27 | 2583 CL, 2583 CL Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 358 8770
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location, good service and excellent food

Situated at the marina of Scheveningen, it is an excellent spot. Parking is not too difficult and if you leave in time, you can use the parking from Gamma. Friendly staff, good menu and wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Auke V
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Situated at the marina of Scheveningen, it is an excellent spot. Parking is not too difficult and if you leave in time, you can use the parking from Gamma. Friendly staff, good menu and wine.

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Thank Auke V
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant restaurant. we phone from the airport, arrived late due to train delays. we were warmly greeted, our luggage was stored, we were served quickly. the food was excellent, the service impeccable, the house wine good ... we will return

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Thank Johnsheldoncampbell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

great atmosphere with sight at the harbour. The food is just great, and always surprising. The wine list is amazing! The staff is more than friendly, knowledgeable and ensures a great dining experience. Certainly one of my favourite restaurants in The Netherlands!

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montreal, Quebec
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Quaint spot by the water, an impressive wine list, perfectly prepared 3 course menu paired beautifully with wines. The staff was appropriately discrete and knowledgeable. Live in Brussels-haven't had service this great in 5 years, the staff clearly treat the restaurant as their own, would hire them all in a heartbeat!

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Thank jtay
kasane
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very pleasant dinner at the Waterproef on the 3rd of October. The surroundings are pleasant (a bit noisy but this is rather usual for Dutch restaurants...). Service a bit slow (long time to have our order taken), but waiters extremely nice and friendly. The food is good and the wine list amazing. Rather expensive but worthwhile.

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1 Thank Alain P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food and service are consistently of a high standard. Always worth asking what they recommend from the menu.

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DenHaagNL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have lived in Den Haag for 5 years now. For years Waterproef is my fav. Nice , modern cooking, not too hip, always with a twist, mostly Mediterrean inspired . Hospitality is first class, whether with business guests, family or an romantic evening. Overlooking the harbour, the location is also nice. There is absolutely nothing to moan about. Maybe... More 

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2 Thank ReinoudRW
Milan, Italy
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was the second or third time that we ate here with the family and as before we really enjoyed the experience, from the minute you walk in the staff make you feel very welcome and look after you throughout the meal.... I would call the decor stylish but 'modern' rustic, not glitchy at all, no rowdy groups of diners... More 

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Thank Catholland
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Frede parking, good service, places inside and outside are great, one of the better spots in the harbour. Try lunch menu with the wine suggestions, great!

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Thank Laurens v
London
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a surprisingly warm welcome when we arrived two minutes before the alleged closing time on the door. But the restaurant was still full of diners and it was a warm summer night, so maybe they were relaxed about timings. The menu is relatively short, which to my mind is always a good sign of things to come. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dr. Lelykade 25-27 | 2583 CL, 2583 CL Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague  >  Scheveningen
  • Phone Number: +31 70 358 8770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 72
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?