De Huiskamer (living room) is a wonderful restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Or so it seemed as we drove there on a rainy and dark autumn evening, with only the GPS to go on. It's a farm really, and it was very busy.
Favorite Dish: The 7 course menu called 'Seven Sins'. Read about it in the tip on my Ansen page.
The old Saxon farmhouse 't Hoes van Hol-an exists allready since 1668. Since 1965 the cows left the farmerhouse and ’t Hoes van Hol-an became a place for a cup of coffee, a cup of soup or the very known pancakes. There is also a shop selling traditional and local products from Drenthe.
You can sit outside in the garden, but have a look Inside anyway. It looks like a museum with many objects from the time it was still a farmhouse. As kid I used allready to come here with my parents for one of the delicious pancakes. Also nowadays I like to visit the village Oud Aalden and to show this traditonial village with its Saxon farmerhouses to visitors. The Hoes of Hol-an is a nice place to stop for a drink.
The restaurant is open from the 1th of March till the 1th of December from 11am till 8 pm.
Favorite Dish: One of the almost 50 pancakes, especially the one with the boerenjongens (farmerboys). Boerenjongens is a traditonal alcoholic drink with raisins. If you don't take a pancake, you can just take the drink to eat it with a small spoon.
Restaurant The Idylle is located in a former farmerhouse. Outdoors the restaurant is surrounded by very old oaks. Indoors you will find a relaxed atmosphere in the lounge with authentic materials like the blue-white tiles around the fireside and the old tiles at the floor, the so-called flinten.
At the place where once was the cow-house is now a romantic restaurant with about 60 seats. the restaurant has a Michelin star and a high gastronomic reputation in the Drenthe and the north of the Netherlands.
Favorite Dish: The restaurant has a very special wine cellar and herb garden. There is also a shop 'the secret of Idylle' where you can buy some of the products which patron-cuisinier Joop Zwiep uses in his delicious dishes.
Restaurant 'Drouwenerzand'>Although we came at 7.15 pm, along with us 4 kids, at a dull wednesday evening, the waiter served us quickly and with wits for the kids.
Favorite Dish: The kids loved their meal: ate it all!
Balkenweg 1, Assen, Netherlands, 9405 CC, NL
Good for: Solo
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Verlengde Herendijk 50 Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Ams
Good for: Couples