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Het Wachtlokaal

$$ - $$$, European,
Kruisweg 28, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 551 2177
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good58%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Dutch, European, Bar, Cafe, Pub
$$ - $$$
Kruisweg 28, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for an early lunch after our flight. Menu was simple and the food excellent. - large portions all.served with a delicious dark bread. 10/10

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I arrived in Haarlem after a 11 hours travel by train and the Lion D'Or recommended this for a tired and hungry traveller just 25m away. It was a wet and cool and I was given a warm welcome and the calves liver, bacon and...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We ate here three times during our visit to Haarlem. Food is straight forward and very tasty. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Note - they don't take credit or debit cards. outside eating places but may be noisy as it's v near the station/bus station

Thank elveston
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Small local cafe which makes you feel very warm, welcome and cosy immediately when you enter. Absolutely great food, including perfectly juicy steak grilled exactly as ordered, yet warm ciabatta accompanying a salad, crispy fresh veggies, mouth-watering mustard soup and much more choice. Friendly and...More

2  Thank Natalia S
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Het Wacht Lokaal, or 'the waiting room' is a charming, very dutch 'eet-cafe', or eating cafe, within yards of the trainstation in the wonderful city of Haarlem. Haarlem is like Amsterdam without the tourists, so gives you a true insight into dutch culture, past and...More

1  Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

By coincidence I ended up in this cosy little lunchroom. The food was excellent and for a good price. Also the service was very well. Situated close by central station this place is the perfect place to quickly reload from your travels. Also they offer...More

Thank Lennart M
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant during a day trip during a vacation in the Netherlands. We enjoyed our salads, the beer and the service.

Thank Moreno_chicago
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This diner/cafe is situated near the railway station. We arrived around midday. The place has charm and is clean. Not fine dining but good tasty food. We were offered a British Menu and when the good we chose was apparently taken from the evening menu...More

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This restaurant is directly adjacent to the train station and directly across from the bus terminal. The food is delicious and so reasonable. Be aware that the do not take credit cards. The signage in the window says Eetcafe. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have been working in the Haarlem area for 3 months now and eat here 2 to 3 times a week and every meal has been excellent. The liver is to die for. The staff are so helpful and friendly, the place is a gem....More

Thank Keith H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, European, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kruisweg 28, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 551 2177
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