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“Awesome dinner but a little pricey.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vrienden van Marktzicht

Vrienden van Marktzicht
Ranked #20 of 76 Restaurants in Hoofddorp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $26
Cuisines: European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
“Awesome dinner but a little pricey.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I loved the fried fish ball starter with curry mayo - it was awesome. The bread was great and I skipped an appetizer since I wasn't very hungry and things were pricey. I ordered the goose in orange with roasted carrots. It was awesome! I really loved the flavors and the portion was just right - plenty but not too much. I had a great cup of decaf coffee with 3 little sweets for my dessert and each little sweet was incredible in its own right with only the honey flavored one a little too sweet.

I would definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner. It is very formal and a very pleasant atmosphere. It would be a nice place for a romantic dinner though many of the diners the evening I was there were work groups.

I really enjoyed my dinner there and just really enjoyed the whole experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Aarschot, Belgium
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Quiet but excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great experience, fantastic food (especially the salmon starter and the fish catch of the day).
I went by myself on a Monday evening (on business trip) and was the only one in the restaurant, so a little to quiet to be cosy.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Bart V
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good food but extremely pricey Plus very formal settings , Not the backpack travellers place !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I was staying overnight at the Holiday Inn Express at Hoofddrop, The list of restauraunts was provided by the staff and so I dropped in by chance on a Saturday evening.
The setting and the ambience is very good, but be aware that this is a very formal restauraunt.The prices therefore would be compatible with this status.
The service was a bit slow for my liking, but none the less the staff were polite. I noticed the bread served with olive oil was mouldy and this did generate an apology with a slash in the drinks off my bill!
Varken (Fillet of pork) was really good with the leek and potatoes.
Overall I would reccomend this place if you are aware that it is very formal and the price goes with it: There can be no grumble regarding the price

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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The Hague
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice to be here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Just come and see yourself how Marktzicht looks like.

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Dallas Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent local fair....wonderful setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I had dinner there with 4 people for a buisness meeting. The ambiance is wonderful and the food was above expectations. It does not have the fastest service but as an American, I am used to this. I personall like the slow eating style but you must be prepared.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank wartoni
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