Taverne De Visscher

Located in the picturesque harbour on the former island of Marken, Taverne De Visscher (fisherman’s tavern) is a traditional restaurant café famous for its cake and coffee. Enjoy the beautiful view on the Markermeer from the (heated) terrace.

Taverne De Visscher, Marken


Gerecht Posthoorn Restaurant

Restaurant Posthoorn has become one of the Netherlands' most cherished culinary hotspots and has retained its Michelin star since 2008. The eatery offers exceptional value fine dining, with chef Jeroen Bavelaar’s unique five- to eight-course signature menu featuring classic French cuisine using seasonal products and innovative elements. For a true luxury experience, stay the night at the adjoining Hotel Posthoorn.

Posthoorn, Monnickendam

De Hoop Op d’Swarte Walvis

D'Swarte Walvis 

A riverside restaurant with an extraordinary history, De Hoop Op D’Swarte Walvis (‘hope for the black whale’) was named after a 19th century whaling ship. Whether you choose to sit on the sunny terrace or within the historic building lined with Delft tiles, you can enjoy a refined take on classic Dutch dishes.

With windmills on the horizon, antique Delft tiles lining the walls and local produce on the menu, it doesn’t get more traditionally Dutch than De Hoop Op D’Swarte Walvis. 

De Hoop Op d’Swarte Walvis, Zaandam

Effe Anders

Effe Anders

Whether it’s the slow cooked comfort food, the dark stained wood interior or the crackling open fire, Effe Anders draws you in and makes you never want to leave. Nestled in the centre of Purmerend, just a short trip from Amsterdam, the quaint and cosy restaurant has a firm emphasis on classic European dishes with a gourmet twist.

Effe Anders, Purmerend

Smit Bokkum

Smit Bokkum

Founded in 1856 by brothers Jan and Evert Smit, Paviljoen Smit Bokkum offers a full fishy experience with a smokehouse for eel and herring, a restaurant and even a museum devoted to eel sounds. The focus is on historical processes with the traditions from 150 years ago still in use today. While the buildings have been extensively renovated over the years, traditional smoking methods remain in play. The restaurant serves a wide array of local fishy delights including a classic Volendam dish of stewed eel with red cabbage and butter sauce. Visit the Eel Sound museum to learn all about a particular style of music from the 1960s/1970s that has come to be associated with Volendam.

Smit Bokkum, Volendam


Whether relaxing on the sunny terrace or taking shelter in the industrialist interior, at Lab-44 at the Hembrugterrein you will get a real taste bud experience. As well as a brasserie menu featuring Dutch classics and international cuisine, they serve pizzas and special beers from local van Hoop and Breugem breweries. And if you want to get your hands doughy (not dirty), Lab-44 also offers pizza workshops.

LAB-44, Zaandam

De Verkeerde Wereld

De Verkeerde Wereld

This petit restaurant has been built upon and named after a specific area on Marken called "The Wrong World" (a former swamp). De Verkeerde Wereld offers a wide assortment of snack products, as well as complete menus, to take away or consume in the petit restaurant. The specialties are, among others, specific fish products such as sole, fried codfish fillet and fish nuggets. Furthermore they offer various beef menu's such as spareribs, Wiener schnitzel and Dutch rumpsteak. De Verkeerde Wereld is specialized in catering buffets, locally as well in the area, and complete barbeques.

De Verkeerde Wereld, Marken

Restaurant van den Hogen

This picturesque restaurant is located in the heart of Volendam. The harbour and the Markermeer make for a perfect backdrop to enjoy the famous fish and meat dishes.

Restaurant van den Hogen, Volendam

Theetuin ‘t Einde

Theetuin 't einde

In Zuiderwoude, right in the middle of the beautiful landscape of Waterland, Theetuin ‘t Einde is a true oasis. Tea and sweets, all made from pure and local products, are served in the garden next to the water. Choose from various traditional cakes, high tea with sandwiches, warm scones, or a homemade lunch.

Theethuin ‘t einde, Zuiderwoude


Restaurant Dijks 

Watergang is one of those idyllic villages in Old Holland, about 10 kilometers from Amsterdam. And water is what’s (part of) the charm of restaurant Dijks: dine here with a view of the water and pastures. And if you're lucky, you’ll secure a spot on the waterside terrace.

Restaurant Dijks, Watergang

De Kraai

De Kraai terras

Feast on traditional Dutch pancakes in the heart of the Zaanse Schans. The beautifully rustic restaurant has a cosy interior and sunny terrace that is perfect for enjoying lunch, coffee and cakes, and of course, the famous 29-centimeter pancakes with loads of tasty toppings.

De Kraai, Zaandam