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The terrace and the fruit shed of Landgoed de Olmenhorst in Lisserbroek
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Restaurants and bars in the Flower Strip

There’s an endless selection of places to eat in the flower region, from fine dining restaurants to cosy village ’eetcafés’, and hip lakeside beach houses to grand country estates. Whatever your taste and budget, you’ll be surprised by the choice of culinary hotspots and charming eateries nestled amongst the flower fields. 

De Fruitloods

The estate shop of Landgoed de Olmenhorst in Lisserbroek
Image from Koen Smilde

Landgoed De Olmenhorst (Olmenhorst Estate) is a green oasis of apple and pear orchards that can be found in Lisserbroek, a village located between Amsterdam, Haarlem and Leiden. This historic estate is over 160 years old and specialises in organic products. Take a stroll through its lush orchard or enjoy a meal or high tea on the terrace at ‘De Fruitloods’, an on-site restaurant.

On The Rock

This restaurant, business venue and wedding location is located on the rocky banks of the Westeinderplassen in Aalsmeer. A beautiful location, to which the restaurant owes its name. On The Rock, the view and sunset are spectacular every season and especially lovely from the large waterfront terrace.


Image from Koen Smilde Photography

There are several food outlets in Keukenhof. The various restaurants all have their own themes. For instance, you can eat poffertjes (tiny Dutch pancakes), there’s an Italian and an Asian restaurant. Across the park, you will also encounter many mobile food outlets that sell strawberries, herring or hotdogs.


Located on the picturesque banks of the Westeinderplassen in Kudelstaart, this charming restaurant offers fantastic views of the lake. Brasserie Café Oevers is the perfect place for a business lunch, romantic dinner or a lively evening out and with more than 80 seats, the expansive terrace is a popular spot when the sun shines.

Papa’s Beach House

Escape the crowds at Papa’s Beach House, a special place in the middle of the Haarlemmermeerse forest. Have a special Papa's beer on the terrace, take a dip in the water or tell stories by the campfire. With loads of fish on the menu, this restaurant feels like a seaside holiday.

De Engel

Perfectly located to stop for a break during your flower tour is Restaurant De Engel, where you can have coffee, lunch, dinner or drinks. Take a seat in the cosy café or visit the modern restaurant, and if you want to stay, that’s possible too: De Engel is also a hotel with 11 rooms. 

Villa Flora

Within the flower region, close to the beach and in the middle of the beautiful flower fields, Hotel Villa Flora is located in the picturesque village Hillegom. Have breakfast here, and do bring the kids, as the café has a special corner with toys and books and a kids menu.

Bij Qunis

For a perfect evening, the atmosphere may be just as important as what's on your plate. Restaurant Bij Qunis knows the importance of both scenery and food. The old steam pumping station in Lijnden has been transformed into a culinary paradise, where industrial, modern and chic blend together perfectly. All of the tasty treats are a feast for the eyes as well as for your taste buds.

Restaurant ‘t Fort

Restaurant ‘t Fort is situated in the old Fort at Vijfhuizen, part of Amsterdam’s Defense line. It is an excellent place for lunch or dinner, all within the thick walls of a military monument. The restaurant also frequently hosts art expositions. 


At the edge of Haarlemmermeerse Bos, there’s a little piece of Brazil. Barraca in Hoofddorp is a real churrascaria, where Passadores come by your table and cut fine pieces of meat on request. The restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan options as well, but it’s the carnivores that really feel at home here. 

Restaurant De Vier Seizoenen

As the restaurant’s name De Vier Seizoenen (The Four Seasons) suggests, it’s all about seasonal produce at Ton & Ellin Frerik’s place in Lisse. The menu (and wine list) changes four times a year and features French dishes with Oriental influences, alongside more traditional Dutch fare. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a special monthly menu and the Chef’s Menu, which changes daily.