We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Novice

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Belgian, Dutch
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Nunspeterweg 14, 8076 PD Vierhouten, The Netherlands
+31 577 411 662
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We were on a bike ride and had to eat somewhere. This place is set on a quite road with plenty of outside tables. Friendly staff and a decent menu. A bit more upmarket than expected so don't come here if your on budget.

Thank PJH1980
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Really a must visit if you are in for a great dining experience. I live in the area and keep coming back with family and friends. The owner and his wife create a great atmosphere and ambiance. Food is excellent. I would really recommend the surprise menus. They are always a great choice. Don't feel up to a cheese platter... More 

Thank Travelloto
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Stunning converted old barn serving amazing quality food and outstanding service. We were very impressed to say the least and would go again on special occasions. Also has a bistro section for a slightly more casual experience. A must try if you appreciate great cuisine.

Thank Khalid A
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We saw this restaurant during a long walk around Vierhouten. We arrived, without any reservation, and were delighted to find that a good table was found for us. The service was friendly, the location was good, the food was exellent and the wine list was more than adequate.

Thank BarneyinAus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

One of the best restaurants around.strong point always tasty small dishes in between and right quantity and waiting times. ..

Thank eelco r
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Ever smiling staff with great sense of humor. Great food! We always ask for the surprise menu and it has never disappointed us. A good and well thought of variety of dishes and flavours that go very well together. Tip: In autumn, when the game season has started there is a great variety of dishes that include wild boar, venison... More 

Thank Claudine44Holland
Zwolle, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

I was invited by my company for our annual dinner in the Novice Vierhouten. The atmosphere was great and typical for this region. I have a slight lactose allergy and told this when asked whether there were special requests or somewhere there had to be taken into account. It was admirable how one was handled. Then the right wine and... More 

Thank Dre_Likeur
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

This is the third time we've returned to Vierhouten just to visit the Novice. This time we made a 400 mile trip out of our way - it really is worth it! Great service, exquisite food, simply amazing. I've eaten in some great restaurants, many with multiple Michelin stars, but this is still the best restaurant I've ever eaten in.... More 

Thank clefty
Nunspeet, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

When you see The Novice it looks fantastic. The food is not bad but with little imagination and somehow I think it is 'tricked cooking'. Atmosphere and service good.

Thank HijgendHert
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We have eaten at countless restaurants all over the world and The Novice is definitely in our top ten. We will certainly frequent the Novice more often.

Thank Haarlems

Travellers who viewed The Novice also viewed

Vierhouten, Gelderland Province
Vierhouten, Gelderland Province
Vierhouten, Gelderland Province
Vierhouten, Gelderland Province

Been to The Novice? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Belgian, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nunspeterweg 14, 8076 PD Vierhouten, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Gelderland Province  >  Vierhouten
  • Phone Number: +31 577 411 662

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Novice staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?