Food with a view in Holland
Located in Forum, the too-good-to-miss cultural hub in Groningen that comprises a library, a cinema, a museum for comics and animation, and maker spaces, all connected by Escher-style escalators. NOK is the tenth-floor rooftop bar and restaurant with a panoramic view of the city and
the surroundings. On clear days you might even see the sea.
2) LEV. by Mike
A beach pavilion in the middle of the Achterhoek that serves world-class dishes, and at reasonable prices at that. This is not exactly the kind of restaurant that needs a nice view, but still. The terrace along the natural swimming pool is a really nice place for a meal nonetheless. Chef Mike’s mission is to produce his own take on world cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.
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3) REM eiland
REM-Eiland is an artificial island that was built in the 1960s in the North Sea to broadcast (illegal) commercial TV programmes. The pirate island was used for less than a year, but was later converted into a governmental monitoring station. The island was eventually demolished and reassembled in Amsterdam’s harbour in 2006. It offers spectacular views and some fine dining as well.
4) 't Kalkoentje
’t Kalkoentje is tucked away in a business park, along a provincial road on the border between Utrecht and Gelderland. The lovely, old-fashioned, cosy restaurant is located in a 17th-century farm with a thatched roof and has a terrace with phenomenal views of the Lower Rhine. Famous for its hospitality, luxurious food and amazing wine list.
5) WT Urban Kitchen
The city is literally at your foot in this old water tower in Rotsoord. Until a few years ago, this was a run-down former industrial district, but now it’s a trendy and up-and-coming area. Have dinner or lunch on the ninth or tenth floor. The tenth floor has floor-to-ceiling windows. You can enjoy spectacular 360° views of the city. There is a cafe on the ground floor, with a terrace on the water.
6) Pure C
Some people have described the menu that chef Syrco Bakker serves here as pure food porn. He has already earned himself two Michelin stars. The dishes are a delight to behold and the taste is unrivalled. Be prepared to sample some exciting combos, on beautifully dressed plates. The restaurant is located, in the dunes of Cadzand-Bad, a popular seaside resort in Zeeland Flanders. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the dunes while you eat.
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