A visit to the heath in winter time (March 2006). A puddle of ice on the edge of the heath and the forest.
Bennekomseweg 24, Ede, 6717 LM, nl
Good for: Families
Bosrand 28, Ede, 6718 ZN, nl
Good for: Business
Goorsteeg 66, Ede, 6718, The Netherlands
Good for: Business
Arnhemseweg 20-22, Ede, 6711 HA, nl
Good for: Couples
This greek restaurant looks very stereotypically greek the moment you walk through the door so you can't miss the theme of what food to expect. Run by a greek family who are in Ede, the food is great, the portions enormous but i think the family has taken on a bit much.
Service even when the restaurant is semi empty is very slow. The waitresses can be running around so they look like they are very busy and i feel somewhat sorry for them but the wait between courses was much too long. On average after we finished a course, we waited almost an hour for the next one. This i would expect if the restaurant was very busy. When they do arrive, the waitresses alsmost look out of breath - not really so professional in my opinion.
However if you don't mind the wait, then the food is delicious and the portions are absolutely enormous so don't let the wait put you off. We did enjoy what we ate and my parents in law had a good time also.
Favorite Dish: only been there once so don't really have a favourite.
This was our second time visiting this restaurant.
It has expend to a bigger wood big hall, serenade with a portugese singer walking around with his acoustic guitar.
The interior decor are made with wood, very warm and cosy, not forgetting romantic too.
If you do not like chargrilled chicken, you can order their breadcrumbs coated pork chop.
The soup as our starters were tasty, just like those farmer soup.
You could either choose ala carte, or go for their set menu, and since their specialisties are chargrilled chicken with piri-piri sauce, you can go for normal portion, Large or Extra Large.
Do watch out though when you ask for the piri-piri sauce, as it was fiery hot, and I, unfortunately choked till I can't say a word with tears in my eyes!!!! have to drink plenty of iced cold water to calm it down. Beware...
Favorite Dish: My fav. all time is their famous chargrilled chicken serves with very spicy piri-piri sauce which is the spiced oil with peppers!!!
Only too bad, this time around, the chef did burnt a bit of my chicken, so the skin taste a bit bitter. I go for the Large portion, and can't finished it all by myself.
The chicken fillet serves with thick and creamy mushroom sauce also tasty.
As for interior design it's eclecticism run haywire, with an attempt to be modern or possibly even post-modern, but also with dark wooden planks on the ceiling and an inept miniature fireplace. Waiters not overly friendly, at around 1 pm it would seem as if they were in a bit of a hurry already, but feared that even more guests might want to visit the restaurant that day.
I can imagine that the restaurant name is hard to pronounce for foreigners, my approximation for you English speakers would be: "Plan-Gun, One-Bows" - this should be understood by most speakers of Dutch. Likewise, Germans could pronounce the name as "Plan kuhn, Wahn Beuys". I've been racking my brain for a good French alternative, so here goes: "Plan qu'un, où An bu (plus some hissing behind the teeth to round it off...)
Favorite Dish: We had a quick lunch here in between two walks: some cappuccinos, toasted bread and pea soup.
To get from our hometown Nijmegen to Ede, where my brother-in-law lives with his family, we can take our car and follow the motorway A50, but we can also cross the river Rhine by means of the ferry Lexkesveer near Wageningen. Last time we used the ferry was when our two young nieces, aged 10 and 6, stayed with us for the weekend.
Sooooo many fresh varieties of ice cream which all are sooo delicious that it is hard to stick to one scoop. In fact most tend to do 2 scoops.
All the ice creams are made with fresh ingriedients and is really creamy.
Ive never been to this shop where there isnt a a queue unfortunately but the service is quick and there is usually a lot of staff so you get served pretty quick but that is also in itself judgement that the ice cream is great... especially as there is a second ice cream shop slightly up the street and everyone goes to barnardos.
What to buy: i recomend the Tiramissu flavour. Tastes like tiramissu but in an icecream. Sooo good!!
What to pay: its about €1 a scoop.
A small traditional looking wool shop. The owner "Tante Janna" or Netty is cheerful dutch lady who has a passion for knitting. So much so that she realised there was not a specialised wool shop around to cater for the her needs and those of her "knitting groups"
She sells all kinds of wool, Alpaca, Sheep etc and will give advice on the various uses of each wool. She herself has a number of ready made items on display to show you what exactly can be done.
She also sells knitting needles, knitting magazines and pattens and will help you choose something suited for your needs. Im not sure what else but basically if its to do with knitting, she sells it... plus the amount of wool is overwhelming. thin, fat, shiny, stripy, bright etc.. she has it.
She also sells online and ships products daily.
What to buy: Wool
What to pay: depends on what you buy but she usually gives a good deal.
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Favorite thing: Ede is a small town. However being a small town means that it is also in the middle of the country, and in this case, the middle of the dutch national park. Having lived in Ede now for 2 years, i find one of my favourite things to do, is grab a picknick lunch, jump on my bycycle and spend the day cycling around the national park. It doesnt matter what time of year you go, there is always something. In September/October the leaves are changing colours and the forests turn into this really colourful wonderland. If you are lucky you will see deer, wild pigs and a whole asortment of other wildlife. Directly next to the forests, is the heather fields. In August you will see a large colour of purple flowers covering the vast area. Because people dont often think about coming out to the park, its often very private and you only really see people walking their dogs, or the odd jockey coming down the bridle path... and the odd fellow cyclist..