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Grand cafe Fanfare

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
+31 521 361 600
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on Fri 24th November. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was incredible. We had the 10 piece starter to share followed by steak and deer with gnocchi. It was all delicious. A lovely Friday evening, thanks

Thank Lucnic186338
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

One often wonder when reading reviews if you went to the same place or if other guests are just plain difficult. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful place. Great setting on the canal with great decor. The food was really good and the...More

Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit when in Giethoorn. The food and drinks are at least on equal level as most of the "bistro" style restaurant/cafe's in the Netherlands but it's role in the classic Dutch movie "Fanfare" makes this place unique. As a bonus, there...More

Thank APM1380
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very little nice and picturesque cafe in the most astonishing place of Netherlands!!madame monsier really nice,as well as the cold dishes with the locals meatballs!good variety of beers,staff really helpful and always with a smile!

Thank admin_ilforno
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The boat stop near the restaurant, i can say it was great choice to have lunch, first of all the goat cheese salad was delicious, and of course the homemade lemonade, we have chicken for main courses .

Thank Mohammed A
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

1st day we reached Giethoorn and feel a bit jetlag. We just tried a new restaurant which we not tried before. We walked and choose this restaurant. We found that inside had full thus we sit outside. We ordered a glass of Rose Wine, Vegetarian...More

Thank Leong Y
Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's a restaurant full of character. Lovely wooden tables and decorated ceiling and walls. The Dutch film 'The Fanfare' was shot there. The original instruments, used in the film, are on display. The food was tasty - so by extension, the cook is good too....More

Thank Tanja S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The service could be better, but it is not the main deal. Food is below average, with small portions for an high price. The tomato soup is simply awful... Looks like a canned tomato sauce warmed up with addition of little salt... Disappointing... The location...More

Thank Lorenzo R
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The food was great, but we felt totally ignored by the waiters. The female waiter was also rude, and we did not feel welcome. After our lunch, my husband ordered a pancake for dessert, and I a cake. We both had coffees. The cake and...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great bar which we visited both nights we were staying in the village. The ceiling and wall decorations are really interesting and add lots of character to the place. Nice location to have a quiet drink next to one of the main canals - we...More

Thank EmzyB18
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Questions & Answers
13 December 2017|
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Response from APM1380 | Reviewed this property |
Cafe Fanfare is open all year round. Just check their website fanfaregiethoorn.nl which has the opening hours.
22 May 2017|
Response from E8887TZmartinp | Reviewed this property |
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Aw V | Property representative |
You can pay with cash, pin, VISA, MasterCard or Unionpay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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
  • E-mail
Dear Guest, First of all: a warm welcome in Giethoorn, known as the Venice of Holland. Giethoorn, with its picturesque canals and charming little bridges, Its setting is unmistakebly unique: Giethoorn is situated in watery reed-lands, which makes it an ideal starting point for idyllic daytrips. In the second place: we wish you a very hearty welcome in Grand cafe de Fanfare, the perfect complement to a perfect day out. 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. 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
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