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The Hielander

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Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 512 0015
18:00 - 01:00
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Willemstad, Curacao
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went to "The Hielander" as we had never eaten in a Scottish restaurant and because of the reviews. We were not disappointed. The restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere and the owners are very friendly and forthcoming. The food was excellent. All the dishes we ordered were of exceptional taste. We can highly recommend it if you want an... More 

Thank argonfroes
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been a few times to the Hielander, Wullie and his wife are vey accomadating in there no no nonsense style. Its a Scottish Whisky lovers dream and theres some great traditional Scottish food to be washed down with plenty of Whisky and Ale

Thank Jackiesellars
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

we have had a wonderful evening with very good food. it was delicious. The surroundings were all in scottish atmosphere. very nice.

Thank 91Peter
Cherry Hill
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Alkmaar and had dinner in a lovely Scottish restaurant with a huge selection of whisky. We both decided to have the "surprise" three course meal with whisky accompaniment. What a great choice! We started with a terrine and a whisky made for the twenty fifth anniversary of The Hielander and it was the best... More 

Thank chache47
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just how good is the Scottish kitchen ? After a visit to The Heilander you will be blown away ! Succulent meats, fish, poultry and of course haggis are on the menu and the desserts are just to die for. The Laird of Alkmaar Wullie and his lovely wife Gerrie are very friendly and are experts in the food and... More 

Thank Mannzer
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Hielander is a nice and cozy place with friendly service and good food. It is pretty pricey, but that results a quality, well-cooked steak.

Thank Heide18
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

So authentic Scottish restaurant that you'll be amazed! You have to try one of the many whisky.... or else.... be aware of the sword!! i'm just kidding!!!!

Thank Joanna K
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a restaurant we have visited several times and will continue to do so. Authentic Scottish with many bottles of whisky and trinkets on display, along with your always kilt wearing host. The food is good hearty stuff as you would expect, the menu always making the most out of seasonal ingredients. You wont leave this place hungry I... More 

Thank 39teresa
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

great food, atmosphere and service! you can feel great and wlecome in this restaurant. very clean. many choises if you like meat.

Thank Anna Ś
São Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The place already caused a good impression by its ambience, which makes you feel for real in Scotland. With just traditional Scottish beverages and food in the menu, we were informed that everything were made carefully in the restaurant, including their own bread and we saw the amazing result when arrived the starters and main dishes we ordered. I would... More 

Thank marjoriefrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ridderstraat 15, 1811 EX Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Alkmaar
  • Phone Number: +31 72 512 0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?