Let the exquisite sea views and landscapes of Almere guide you to a dining experience inspired by nature. Brasserie Bakboord prides itself on freshly caught seafood and greens from its organic vegetable garden. The harbourside restaurant has long been considered one of the best in Flevoland, and in 2015 received the Michelin Bib Gourmand: an award for exceptional food at moderate prices.
Brasserie Bakboord, Almere
An excellent choice for lunch or dinner but also a terrific spot for parties, receptions or meetings. The BoatHouse is well named, being right on the edge of the water. It's an impressive building that simply oozes the characteristics of water sporting clubs of old that at one time graced American and British waterways. With lots of room and built to last, it is equally welcoming to both water sport enthusiasts and passers-by.
Restaurant BoatHouse, Almere
For a simple but hearty lunch or dinner, go to De Bergerrie, a cosy eatery with all the classics on the menu. Lunch here is a real treat, with eggs in every style and an array of sandwiches to choose from.
De Bergerrie, Almere
The Black Cockatoo
On the hunt for a vegetarian or vegan cafe? Look no further! The Black Cockatoo has it all: from green smoothies, high teas and avocado toast to gluten and sugar-free pies. Everything’s biological, sustainably produced and vegan.
The Black Cockatoo, Almere
They say it's better to do a few things well, and Bierfabriek (literally meaning 'beer factory') certainly fits that bill. The microbrewery serves just three home-brewed varieties (Puur, Rosso and Nero) and a small but exceptional selection of food, with 24-hour marinated BBQ chicken being the speciality. Beers are served either at the bar or can be self-poured at one of the pub's tap-tables. Especially great for groups!
Head to Tante Truus for good food, high teas, its famous homemade apple pie, and typically Dutch sweets. This social working place meets lunchroom in the centre of Almere and also houses a candy store. Tante Truus is perfect for families with small kids, who will love the special play corner and the tasty kid’s menu.
Tante Truus, Almere
Pure food and romantic dining, that’s De Gordiaan kitchen bar. As one of the oldest restaurants in the centre of Lelystad (which of course, seeing New Land is only 40 years old, makes it still a youngster), De Gordiaan serves fresh and honest food, made with organic products from the region. Because all ingredients are purchased daily, you will not find fixed menus in this cosy restaurant. Instead, choose from the current list of dishes and create your own 3, 4 or 5-course menu.
De Gordiaan Kitchen Bar, Lelystad
Entering exotic restaurant Madame Jeanette feels like stepping into sunny Suriname. The delicious spicy dishes and sweet drinks are served with Surinamese hospitality, and everything is made with equal attention and passion. There’s room for over 100 people and there’s a large terrace for those warm summer days.
Madame Jeanette, Almere
Make sure not to miss Almere’s new hotspot SOOF, perfect for coffee and cake, but even better for its delicious homemade ice cream. They also serve lunch, smoothies, cocktails and dinner, all to be enjoyed on the (heated) terrace.
De Rede van Bataviahaven
For the best view of Lelystad, head to De Rede van Bataviahaven. Look out over the harbour and enjoy the breathtaking views, a stone's throw from Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. The restaurant offers an extensive lunch and dinner menu with something for everyone. There is ample parking space in the VOC garage.
De Rede, Lelystad
Cafe op 2
Music cafe Cafe op 2 is a bar, coffee spot, stage and expo place all in one. Go here for lunch or drinks, but also make sure to have a look at the event calendar, as there are many activities worth checking out, whether you’re into chess, games, live music and jam sessions, or just regular after-work drinks.
Café op 2, Almere
Restaurant Applaus is a modern restaurant located in the controversial theatre Agora. Stop here for a perfect cup of cappuccino on the sunny terrace, drinks with finger food or end your day in Lelystad with the 5-course surprise dinner. The predominantly Mediterranean dishes are prepared from scratch and with fresh ingredients.