At the back of the shop you'll find yourself in a huge kitchen where you can have lunch or a coffee. These people know how to make things special. Hot chocolate is made in a pan over the stove, just like you would do at home. I saw a huge pandano cheese which you can taste tiny bits of or roquefort butter or have lovely sandwiches. Or gorgeous chocolate cake.
You'll really feel at home.
Oh, and do go to the toilet. Even there, presentation and design is perfect. Old and modern welded seamlessly together.
In The Netherlands you will often find stalls where you can buy spring rolls. Also in Culemborg. Tasted good too!
Favorite Dish: One freshly deepfried spring roll costs € 0,75 with either sweet or hot sauce (or both).
I think the most local place in Culemborg, just behind the town hall is Taverne Monopole. A dark, panelled pub with little tables to have a meal. As we were with a larger group, we sat at the pool table which was covered and set up as dinner table.
Very simple Dutch menu which can be quite comforting as you know what you'll get.
Relaxed pub. Quite unusual was that there was no music played at the time we were there which was actually a nice change.
Favorite Dish: Tomatosoup with a good dash of double cream and hot French bread and after that saté (brochette of pork fillet with peanut sauce) and fried potato slices. Very big portions.
Along with 2 diet cokes this amounted to € 20
A Wiener schnitzel with fried potatoes and salad was offered at € 9.
Right next to the 'Culemborg Marina' and the local camp site - must be alive with tourists and yachts in summer! We visited in February 2010. On the border of the province of Gelderland. If you cross the river Lek on this spot - there's a (car) ferry within walking distance - you'll end up in the province of Utrecht.
Favorite Dish: We had cappuccino, a Ploughman's Lunch ("Broodje gezond") and toasted bread with pineapple ("Tosti Hawaii"). We paid 17 euro.