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Grand cafe Fanfare

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, Pub
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Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
+31 521 361 600
10:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 00:00
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Moscow, Russia
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very delicious Italian place in Giethorn. Everything is perfect: food is delicious, the staff is friendly, nice interior. I enjoyed the evening, the only thing made me feel upset was that they don not accept visa cards, maestro only, so I had to go collect cash to ATM to nearest supermarket(about 4 kms)

Thank Anatoly S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop during the Giethoorn tour. Small dishes. Good service. Good food. We had cheese sample, soup samples coffee and apple tart.

Thank Zafrir R
Pisa, Italia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really pricy cafe. 14 euros for three pieces of cheese is a theft. Quality of food is decent, but not much more. Kitchen closes at 8pm, so plan your dinner in advance.

Thank jetmcquack_12
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377 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to dine here after our boat tour. We really had no expectations. We were hungry and they served food. We claimed a table outside. We were promptly greeted and given English menus. The girl was very. Ice. A little bit later she took our drink orders. We had a mixture if mojito, beers and fresh made lemonade. All... More 

Thank Lori H
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I understand that this establishment features in a film of some sort; but I think that this may be it's downfall. Owing to it's fame and/or pleasant surroundings they get plenty of traffic, and therefore seemed to have missed the need to provide customers with good food. The hot chocolates were tepid, not hot. The soup was watery and, though... More 

Thank Helena C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We enjoyed eating here so much that we returned. The terrace was lovely and we were given free candy to try. The terrace was extremely busy so I think they had underestimated the amount of staff that they needed and we noticed a few other people becoming irritated by the slow service. However, I thought that they were very friendly... More 

Thank Iris E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

因為Tripadvisor的評論,而訂了Grand cafe Fanfare,結果非常令人滿意!不但服務很親切,前菜的蘑菇,和主菜的燉羊肉、義大利麵、漢堡,每一道都非常美味,是我們在荷蘭最滿意的一餐!飲料方面,摩西多和Homemade ice tea 也非常好喝,太喜歡了最後還外帶一杯回民宿,真的非常推薦大家來這間餐廳用餐! This restaurant is awesome! We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, Their Mushroom,lamb,pasta and hamburger all taste great! And we love their drinks also, Mojito and homemade ice tea are great, We had a great dinner here ❤️

Thank 子姮 莊
Bucharest, Romania
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The service is extrem slow and besides they even missed out our order so at the end of the day 2 persons, including a small child had to wait for about 2 hours to get the meal! Groups have priority even to children!

Thank s0ch1
Houten, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Arrived at this restaurant just after 12:00pm on a lovely sunny day. It was nearly empty so we took a table and were politely told that the kitchen only opens at 12:30. That was no problem, we were only after a light lunch, but we did have a toddler with us so we just ordered some drinks and proceeded to... More 

Thank DSchutz2015
Villiersdorp, South Africa
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We arrived for dinner on a warm summer evening and it was very busy with most tables on the terrace occupied. The service was a bit slow but not too bad and then we waited for over an hour for our main course. Spoke to one of the waiters and obviously we had been forgotten. Still the food was excellent... More 

Thank Tini H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 42
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Giethoorn
  • Phone Number: +31 521 361 600
Dear Guest,

First of all: a warm welcome in Giethoorn, known as the Venice of the North. It is not for nothing that you decided to pay a visit to this famous peat village: for many years, Giethoorn, with its picturesque canals and charming little bridges, has been widely known to guests from both home and abroad as a wonderful destination for a pleasant day out.
Its setting is unmistakebly unique: Giethoorn is situated in watery reed-lands, which makes it an ideal starting point for idyllic daytrips. Going out by boat is the perfect way to experience the stilness and peaceful restfullness of the surroundings. Giethoorn, although it is annually visited by loads of tourists, has not lost any of its lustre and authenticity yet.

In the second place: we wish you a very hearty welcome in Grand cafe de Fanfare, the perfect complement to a perfect day out. Situated in the very own centre of Giethoorn, this hospitabl .e grand cafe welcomes everyone with great pleasure. Grand cafe de Fanfare will dedicatedly see to your food and drink, varying between a nice cup of coffee with cake and a delicious three-course dinner. The bar with the agreeable atmosphere of an old-Dutch pub and the large comfortable pavement, easily create a informal and relaxed ambiance.
But Grand cafe de Fanfare is more than just a place to eat: you can come here for both round trips and excursions, for feasts and weddings, for receptions and business trips, even for complete day arrangements. The chef fancies to compose your favourite buffet.

Feel free to ask one of the staff-members for more information about the many possibilities.
The team of Grand cafe de Fanfare does its utmost to provide you a perfect day!

Yours faithfully,
Arie-Willem and Natasja Vermeij, host and hostess of Grand cafe de Fanfare,and their staff-members

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