Food with a view in Holland

1) NOK

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.

modern restaurant interior of NOK in Groningen

Forum Groningen, Nieuwe Markt 1, Groningen

+31 (0)50 211 01 68

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.

sunset at the waterfront at LEV by Mike restaurant

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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.

Amsterdam - REM-Eiland

Joram Van Holen

Haparandadam 45‑2, Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 244 57 94

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.

Utrechtsestraatweg 143, Rhenen

+31 (0)317 61 23 44

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.

Roel Hendrickx

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.

soft tones in the restaurant interior of Pure C in Cadzand

Strandhotel, Boulevard de Wielingen 49, Cadzand-Bad

+31 (0)117 39 60 36

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