In the middle of the little village of Hoog Soeren, located 5 km’s west of Apeldoorn surrounded by vast forests, lies a small and cosy restaurant. According to its name it is serving a wide range of pancakes; on the menu are more than 120 different kinds of this typical Dutch food.
In case you don’t like pancakes (which I can not imagine) you can get a lot of other dishes, among them some specialities from the Veluwe.
(For more info about Hoog Soeren see 'off the beaten path' tip.)
Favorite Dish: 'Of course' one of the pancakes; speciality of the house.
Good value for your money.
There is food available at Het Loo Palace. As it was nearing lunch time, I stopped for a snack and a coffee before entering the main Palace. It was self-service with a good variety, and what I had was very nice. The food on display looked inviting.
Toilets are located nearby also, upstairs.
Apeldoorn does not have much classified *** restaurants. There are a couple of common places, but nowadays restaurant 'De Brugwachter' has become little by little 'the place to be' for your dinner in town.
It is situated in an old house of a so called 'bridgeman' along a canal (not any longer in use) which runs through the city. The restaurant has two different parts: the old house with just a couple of tables and the bigger new part, which has been built behind the original house. In summer times there is also a huge terrace, overlooking the canal.
The owner Nel Koot and her staff succeeded to create a warm and cosy atmosphere, even with some open fires, in their restaurant.
The restaurant is open only for dinners from 5.00 pm. Specially in the weekends you need to make a reservation.
Favorite Dish: As said you 'don't come' for a specific dish, but for the atmosphere. But don't be afraid, the food is excellent; doesn't matter what your choice will be. Meat, fish and vegetarian main dishes are served.
They use funny prices: for instance a 'lasagne' is not € 16,- or € 16,50, no in 'De Brugwachter' we had to pay exactly € 16,37 !!
The restaurant used to be a house. In this house a family lived that opened and closed the bridge that was across the the road. Now people have changed it into a restaurant. It is nice to sit there and have dinner. There is a place were they have a spot for a fire. And in the summer you can sit outside.
Favorite Dish: The vegetarian meals.
Shanghai restaurant is a Chinese restaurant. In the restaurant there is a part where you can order from the menu. Another part of the restaurant is to 'wok'. You can put the food on the plate which you want, you go the chef and he is preparing your meal while you stand there. It is nice to see how it has been made. It is a relaxing way as well because you can get your meal anytime you want.
The opening hours are from 11.30am till 10.30pm (also on Sundays and National Days). The wok part of the restaurant is closed on Mondays.
The price for the wok part is €19.95 per person. The drinks are coming as an extra on the bill.
Bogart's Restaurant is part of the Humprey's chain here in the Netherlands. Why is the name different? Well, there is a pub in Apeldoorn with the name Humprey. So, the restaurant chain named theirs in Apeldoorn Bogart's.
The restaurant is situated between the Tourist Information Centre and the market. Inisde there is a nice atmosphere. When it is warm/hot outside, there will be tables outside so you can have your dinner there. If this is happening, be sure that you reserve a spot (or come early).
Every month the restaurant is changing their menu. They have a 3 course menu. But if you just want the main course and dessert, that is ok as well.
For everybody there is a meal. On the menu you will 1 or 2 vegetarian meals, about 2 meals with fish in it and about 3 meals with meat.
Favorite Dish: When I am eating at this restaurant, I am taking the fish or vegetarion meal. These meals are really tasty (and yummie).
At this restaurant you will find Chinese food. You can choose from divers kind of food, lay it on a plate and give it to the cook. He will prepare your meal in no time. You can stand by this cook and watch how he prepares your meal. Really interesting. There are 9 different sauces (example soysauce). One of these sauces you can add to the food the cook is making. There are also some dishes prepared (white rice, noodles, baked bananas).
Opening hours are 7 days a week from 4pm till 10.30pm (kitchen is open till 10.00pm).
Price per person (except from Christmas) Monday till Thursday €18.90 and Friday till Sunday € 19.90. Kids from 3 till 11 years are half the price.
You should make a reservation (as the restaurant is every evening full).
Favorite Dish: Most dishes without meat are great.
We had thought we could go to the loo at 'Het Loo' but as said before, we did not go there.
So we drove a little bit and stopped at a restaurant called 'De Echoput' (the Echoing Well).
When I walked into the restaurant a kind lady quickly rushed up to me and asked what I wanted. I told her that me and my friends needed to go, but as it seemed, my friends had already walked in to the wine cellar....they were brought back to me by another nice man .... I can tell you the facilities was very luxury and we left the restaurant relieved without having a consumption... far too expensive for us simple folks....
Whilst it may be called the "Cafe de Paris" there's nothing remotely Parisienne about this place except perhaps for the fact that it has a comfortable terrace facing onto the Raadhuis Square (not that they have Raadhuises in Paris of course).
Unlike the Parisienne versions this "Grand Cafe" offers service with a smile, eats at very reasonable prices and a range of beers as good as you'll find in the Netherlands - not a long list, just a well-chosen one. The location on the old town hall square is ideal for watching the world go by and because Apeldoorn isn't a "tourist trap" prices are more than reasonable.
Favorite Dish: I was still in no rush, the sun was high but not overwhelming and a beerish nibble sounded like a perfect accompaniement to my beer (strange but true - HIC!). So from the menu, in Dutch, I opted for the "Mandje maisstokbrood met twee sorten boteren tapenade" @ 3.50 Euros.
I sort of knew what I going to get - and yep I got it. A flavoursome stick of corn bread, studded with pumpkin seeds (which I didn't expect but were flavoursome anyway) with black olive tapenade, a tomatoey butter and a herby one.
Just the job to sort of healthily wash down the couple of La Chouffe beers as I finally worked up the energy to head for my onwards train.
This made a fitting finale for my visit and next time I'm cross-countrying through the Netherlands I reckon Apeldoorn will be worth another lunch stop.
Hotel et le Cafe De Paris is a place where you can have a drink or have dinner. It is a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. The decoration of the restaurant is in style of Paris: a lot of wood, pictures, various seats. In front of the restaurant you will find seats as well. Really nice on a warm/hot day!
Attached to this restaurant is the hotel. There are 11 rooms (single and double rooms). The rooms have radio, tv, bath and shower. The rates start from Euro 71. The rates are including breakfast.
Apeldoorn doesn’t have too much nice sidewalk cafés. But on the central square of the town - Raadhuisplein - five cafés/restaurants offer a terrace, either in the sun or shadow. It is by far the most pleasant place to have a cup of tea or coffee, to lunch or even have a dinner al fresco.
The Raadhuisplein is located between the old town hall and the main shopping street the Hoofdstraat. When visiting the centre of town you can not miss it.
I know Apeldoorn must have some good restaurants. But I can't remember any names and addresses, so if you want tips on this one I suggest you go and take a look at the Apeldoorn page of VT-member Nantosvelta.
Suway opened a new store in Apeldoorn last September (2004). Subway is a place were you can eat a sandwich. You can say what do you want on your sandwich and they put it on.
You can chose from:
Veggie Delite (€2,30 15cm)
Ham (€2,75 15cm)
Meatball (€2,95 15cm)
Turkey Filet (€3,20 15cm)
Turkey Filet & Ham (€3,30 15cm)
Roastbeef (€3,30 15cm)
Italian B.M.T. (€3,65 15cm)
Tuna (€3,65 15cm)
Turkey, Ham & Roastbeef Club (€3,65 15cm)
Veggie Patty (€3,65 15cm)
Surimi Crab (€3,65 15cm)
Steak & Cheese (€3,95 15cm)
Chicken Fajita (€3,95 15cm)
BBQ Rib (€4,10 15cm)
Turkey, Ham & Bacon Melt (€4,10 15cm)
Chicken Teriyaki (€4,50 15cm)
Chicken Pizziola ((€4,50 15cm)
Grilled Chickenfilet (€4,50 15cm)
Favorite Dish: My favourite sandwich is a Veggie Delite. You can add salades of your choice to it. YUMMIE!!
There are all kinds of restaurants in the pedestrian area. We went for Indonesian the night when we stayed in Apeldoorn at a restaurant called Bali. The place looks a little groomy but the food is OK and the staff were very nice.
Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon
In a spectacular woodland setting, the 5 star Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon is situated alongside the Paleis Het Loo. Its history dates back some 300 years and the hotel took its present name following a visit by Tsar Peter the Great. De Keizerskroon is internationally renowned for its prize-winning culinary expertise and superior facilities. Conference facilities for up to 350 people. Bilderberg Hotel De Keizerskroon also features a limited number of Executive Rooms that offer a lot of extra business facilities. To mention a few: two phones, a fax machine, a modem connection for your laptop, a comfortable workplace, etc