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“Nice view of the town square”

Brasserie Bar de Zalm
Ranked #20 of 106 Restaurants in Gouda
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, French, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice view of the town square”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Nothing too special food wise; I would advise to come here for drinks with friends and enjoy the view of the old town. Staff are mostly young and snooty. Not impressed.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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ATLANTA
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323 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch in Gouda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

De Zalm was a great place for lunch in Gouda on the day of the cheese market. Wonderful view of the market square and the action of the cheese market. We had Gouda cheese soup which was excellent. The city of Gouda was fun to explore and the De Zahn could not be beat for a great lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jim M
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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The view of the old town hall is free of charge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Splendid place to have a "koffie", on the terrace or inside, on marketdays (thursday mornings/ saturdays all day). Walk around the square, visit the magnificent church, listen to the bells and come back for a cold, well served beer or two.
I have not eaten here yet, but the menu looks attractive, if small. Up to you to rate the food, I would say.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Cookbookcharley
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Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“unpretentious excellence in a relaxed environment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

It was a family birthday celebration we ordered a la carte and everyone was delighted!
Restaurant recently renovated in good taste.
We applauded the chef and the waitress service was flawless.Something we don't often experience in the Netherlands. I have lived here most of my life so I should know.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Margaret W
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Lyon, France
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best place to eat and enjoy a drink!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

I have to say, I live in Gouda, but I travelled all over the world. It is always good to be back though and where do I go when I'm in Gouda? YES, "De Zalm", this is my favorite place to retreat and eat.
It is located on the market place in the centre of Gouda and you can sit on the terrace and overlook the old city hall and the beautiful view!
So, if you visit Gouda, you have to go to Restaurant De Zalm and fully enjoy live!!!
AND, since the management restored the whole restaurant and terrace, it is a hotspot for young and old!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank adennell00
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