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“Beauty with the colours of the river De Vecht”
Review of De Nederlanden

De Nederlanden
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Vreeland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 51 - USD 110
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Michelin starred restaurant just 20 minutes away from the centre of Amsterdam. Our historical building at River the Vecht is situated in Vreeland, an idyllic small town with, from our terrace, a view at the small bridge. The restaurant and boutique hotel is owned by Wilco & Caroline Berends. The young and professional team will welcome you in an informal atmosphere where the service standard is very high. Signature dishes of Chef Wilco are for example the Souffle, the cannaloni of North Sea crab and the main course with pigeon. Be welcome for a lunch, dinner, meeting, private dining and overnight stay. Free parking and WIFI.
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We wanted to properly say goodbye to our dear friends who are emigrating to Australia and in honour of that, we wanted to have a diner at very nice restaurant. After looking at some nice restaurants, my eyes were caught by the colours of this restaurant! Wow! Then when we looked at the menu, we were hooked and booked a table for 4, we can honestly say, we were pleasantly surprised. The Restaurant is located next to the river 'De Vecht', which runs through the old and tiny village of Vreeland, which is situated the province of Utrecht. Reception at the door was friendly, although they couldn't find our reservation easily. We were seated and a little tabel for my handbag was brought at the same time, which was just lovely. The Restaurant has been renovated a few years ago as they wanted a fresh new look and that definitely happened. What beautiful colours of blue that refer to the River 'De Vecht' and all the gold accents here and there, elegant and mysterious at the same time. We were offered to try a range of Oysters by the host, but as we were choosing a 6 course menu, we didn't and that was a good decision, as the portions served here are good but definitely not small. There is also a 4 or 8 course menu. Prices are reasonable. The 6 course menu had the following dishes; Fruits de mer – Crab – coquilles – Perch Fillet – dove – Irish coffee. All dished were absolutely sublime and beautifully made up on exceptionally nice plates. In between we were also spoiled with very tasty amuses and a very nice and fluffy Souffle after dessert. They definitely know how to make a great Souffle! Fantastic! We had one person in our company that cannot eat onion or Garlic, so some things (mainly sauces) had to be changed for her which was not a problem for the kitchen at all and nevertheless just as sublime. The Chef himself came to serve the Coquille and ask if everything was ok, which was very attentive. Do keep in mind though, the menus can only be ordered by the whole table, if you wish to change a dish, that is OK, but there is a little supplement. The Sommelier served some nice wines that perfectly paired with the different tastes of the menu. The Coffee is served with some home made friandises and they come in a wooden cloak with a charming story about the bridge outside the Restaurant, do ask staff about it. Staff is friendly but a bit chaotic in the beginning but they picked themselves up and improved. The Restaurant has rooms upstairs, so if you feel like staying, they do have that as an option as well as a Private dining room and I have a feeling the rooms look just as nice as the Restaurant. Then as the Restaurant is situated next to a River, boat tours are also possible, which I could definitely recommend, knowing the surrounding area with beautiful nature. Last but not least practicalities; parking is possible on their parking area, for free and you can pay with Debit & Credit card, but also cash.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Julianaweg6668, Eigenaar at De Nederlanden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for your review and taking the time to make it so detailed! Very nice, hope to welcome you soon again!

Warmest regards,
Wilco & Caroline Berends

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We go out to eat - a lot - and I can with no hesitation say that our experience last night at De Nederlanden shot them into our top 5 in Northern Europe. Started with a playful set of 6 oysters, were delighted with the 8-course menu and fascinated by the cheese-selection for the add-on.
A fantastic evening, sublime food, attentive service ... everything a good night out should have .... take your time ... we spent 5 hours in the company of friends and it was a treat the entire evening.15 minute drive from Hilversum is not too bad to get to be treated like this .... I would drive for 2 hours!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Julianaweg6668, Eigenaar at De Nederlanden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Mr Wulff,

Thank you so much for your nice review! We are very proud at our team that they made your evening as we hope to. Hope to welcome you soon again!
Warmest regards,
Wilco & Caroline Berends

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Had all eight courses after some very delicious oysters. The one with vodka and caviar was especially delicious. Food was beautiful and balanced, never too much in quantity or flavor and was more enjoyable than some “heavier” experiences. Service was relaxed and efficient. I would definitely look forward to future visits.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sharon C
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Julianaweg6668, Eigenaar at De Nederlanden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Mrs Sharon C,

Thank you so much for writing a review at Tripadvisor. We really do appreciate that! We hope we can welcome you in future again!
Warmest regards,
Wilco & Caroline Berends

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here both privately and with business relationships
Never been disappointed about anything.
The menu is changing regularly and the chef is always very creative

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I visited De Nederlanden for lunch in July on this wonderful sunny day.

We were immediately greeted upon entering and shown to a lovely couch at the waterfront and offered something to drink, bubbles, rose.... The wine came with some lovely amuses brought to us two by two. We could have sat there for hours as the seating is next to an old drawbridge with 2 bridge keepers who manually operate the bridge. On such a lovely day (Tuesday) it is busy on the water and the bridge kept opening and boats kept maneuvering through the water.

After a while we returned to the terrace of the restaurant where we were served a fantastic 3 course lunch with wines. All dishes were lovely, looked amazing and tasted fantastic. Service was very attentive.
We could have sat there a lot longer but we had another appointment afterwards.

Definitely recommend this restaurant and certainly lunch is a fantastic option.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Mariken v
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