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Grand cafe van Heeckeren

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kerkplein 6, Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
+31 519 543 684
11:00 - 01:00
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

van heeckeren has several venues. what is nice you can see a similar style in service. that is great. the grand café is more casual. we have been here for lunch and dinner on another night. there are special menus for children as well. if you don't mind to sit outside go sit near the fire places.. it is cosy... More 

Thank somy c
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to have dinner and the food is quite good. Unfortunately we had to wait one and a half hour before we got something to eat. The personnel is very friendly. The restaurant is quite noisy.

Thank Gdsm25
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

As some reviewers have mentioned, the restaurant has a very hip & cool vibe. The tyfireplaces around the cafe add to the ambiance. The menu is good, the food of top quality, service very friendly & professional, and prices decent. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sid S
Perth, Australia
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188 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

During our bicycle tour we had on the terrace outside in the sun some drinks and nibbles with our groups of family members. Choice of food was good and staff very kind. Slightly expensive but in the end it was worth is,seating outside very comfortable. Recommended ++

Thank Kiwi1956
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

It doesn't matter at what time of day you're here: it is always very pleasant at Van Heeckeren. Inside is trendy and cosy but at the terrace it is where you want to be. Comfortable lounge sofas with terrace fireplaces and heaters and also normal seating areas. The service is friendly and the food and drinks are good. During my... More 

Thank jannekeswereld
Hamburg, Germany
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Great for waiting to get the ferry back. They are in the centre of the town of Nes, one of the 3 main towns on the island. Nothing special, just a brasserie.

Thank Mischa D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This place's main draw is their huge heated patio, with open gas fires and ample heating lamps. You can sit outside comfortably, coat off, even on a rainy winter day. The food is pretty good; we have only been there for lunch and I generally just have a tosti so it's hard to comment much on the food.

Thank mckmac
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

in wintertime you can still sit outside due to the many fireplaces and heatings, service is friendly, prices are a bit overdone restaurant inside as well.

Thank fred038
Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We went here after our dinner elsewhere in Nes and sat by the lovely fires that were going averywhere outside. Very cosy, friendly service, good background music

Thank Janny20
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Comfortable benches with a fire to warm you. A nice place to lounge after a long day at the beach, to drink good whiskey and eat Bitterballen.

Thank Jan530

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerkplein 6, Nes, Ameland, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Ameland  >  Nes
  • Phone Number: +31 519 543 684

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