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De Walvis

Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (3 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
“fish” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly because of the amazing view: het Groene Strand De Brandaris light house overlooking the harbour and Wadden. When seeing this I get the feeling of coming home

Thank Lia G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

De Walvis is quite an institution and it's not always easy to find a table. There are several options for seating, including seating on the lawn in front if you cannot get a table. Good place for lunch, tea, aperitif and dinner ! Avoid the...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is amazing, so if it's a sunny day, it is hard to find a place to sit. The lunch menu is fine, not too many choices, but ok. After a long walk we had a drink (if you sit outside...More

Thank AvW12345
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent located close to the ferry in West-Terschelling. Good food and excellent service, very relaxed. Don't forget to try the nachos!

Thank Range_Rover_1974
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We visited this restaurant as it was indicated as the number 1 by TA. I had the grilled sea bass as this is one of my favourite fishes and the price seemed reasonable for Holland (21 EUR). In my opinion sea bass is a fish...More

Thank Lamossella
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is my favourite place to go when I arrive because of the instant holiday feeling. Beautiful view over the beach and typical Terschellinger skies guaranteed. Good coffee and food, nice with good and bad weather.

Thank Eszi
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visited this place for having a coffee before taking the ferry back to the continent. The views of the waddenzee were beautiful (even better during the afternoon) and the coffee was great.

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This bar has a stunning view, that is the best thing I can say about it. Service was very slow. Food when it eventually arrived was bland. Just have a glass of wine (or bottle) and enjoy the view. Leave the menu unread!

Thank Taylor158
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We do come to the island frequently and it is never complete without visiting the Walvis.... great place to hang out, eat and drink whilst enjoying the company , a good book and or definitely the stunning view over de Waddenzee...

Thank Udo N
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This beach place is the place to be if you like to eat or have a drink looking out to the sea and the dunes of West-Terschelling. It has a 'strand tent' look and feel. There are seats outside, there is a separated glassed-in part...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Terschelling  >  West-Terschelling
De Walvis, perhaps the most beautiful place in the Netherlands.
A unique location on het Groene Strand near the high dune of West Terschelling. With a wide view over 'de wadden', nature reserve de Noordsvaarder and in the distance our beautiful neighbor Island Vlieland. Enjoy on our terrace, conservatory, porch or inside our cozy pavilion. We serve a delicious lunch or dinner and many other delights!
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