We were here with family members aunt M. and Frank on the final day of the Four Days' Marches, 18 July 2008. Also present were Frank's walking mate and her family. I borrowed this picture from the website of the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Some nice cool beer - König Ludwig Weissbier, a Bavarian brand apparently - mineral water, and Schnitzel. Jennie and I paid 15 euro each (2008). We returned on 9 May 2009, and on that occasion I had a three course menu, the main course being chicken with honey thyme sauce, salad and french fries.
We returned to the scene in July 2009, July 2010, July 2011, July 2012 and again in July 2013, on the last day of the Four Day's Marches and dined with the same friends over and over again (for those of you who've seen the movie, it has become a sort of 'Groundhog Day'-event). In 2013, we had the 4Days Marches Special Menu and paid 25 euro each, but found that the service has diminished. Well never mind, I guess they'll get another chance next year.
The restaurant is housed in the Belvédère, a former Walltower called the Hoendertoren. As such there are huge basement cellars used as gun powder rooms. The present name of the tower originates from the wonderful river view. After the Spanish wars the buiding got a more recreative character, first for the towns magistrates, but in the course of time also for the "common" people. In 1678 the building was completely renovated.
The outside terrace is a great place to relax with a mighty view over the river.
Tu - Sa: Lunch: 12AM - 2.30PM; Dinner: 5PM - 9.30PM
This Italian/Greek restaurant was an extremely pleasant surprise, although we could have known since their motto is "good, cosy and cheap". How many restaurants actually live up to such a motto??
The prices are VERY reasonable (I would indeed almost say cheap) and the food is VERY good (and a lot!).
Waiters were fast and friendly. Nice atmosphere.
I unfortunately was so satisfied that I forgot to take a picture...so I stole a picture of a dish from their website :-)
If you have a look at their website, note that they also have a restaurant in Utrecht.
At the pancake boat you can eat "unlimited" pancakes during e.g. a 1 hour trip on the river Waal.
At the buffet you can get natural, apple or bacon pancakes, to which you can add your topping of choice (e.g. cheese, eggs, sweets etc).
"Unlimited pancakes" sounds better than it is, since you have to wait for the pancakes to be baked, and in our case the kitchen closed before the end of the trip.
And the combination of mild sea-sickness, beer and a few pancakes is also not exactly appetite-stimulating :-)
I could only eat three pancakes and my girlfriend who really loves pancakes managed to eat four of them...
However, the 1 hour boat-trip is included, although there is not too much to see along this part of the Waal river.
The hold of the ship is filled with balls, like a swimming pool with water. The kids can play here and after the trip they even let some adults in :-)
Departure times and prices 2012:
Wednesday and Saturday: 16.30 to 17.30 and 18.00 to 19.00
From July 8 to August 20 also on Thursday and Friday.
Adults € 15,00
Children (3-12 years) € 10,00
They also do longer cruises; Check the website for up-to-date information.
Great sphere, service and delicious food! They often serve most delicious French fries ever together with your main dish. Very very good quality food, for reasonable prices. Not only for dining, but also for lunch (they've got amazing sandwiches)
Favorite Dish: everything, nom nom..
Antwerps Stoofvlees is rather good (beer based stew), or Vlaamse Reus, or Flemish Waffles.
This is one of the warm and friendly places that I visited. The food is delicious and the drink too. We had cheese and cold cut platter to go with our many beer and it came in a very huge serving. We tried a few type of beers.
Favorite Dish: These are some of the beers that we had:
Jever, Paulaner Hefe, La Trappe Dubbel, La Chouffe and Palm.
If you like Spanish food you have to try this tapa bar! It is located on the Waal quay. There are many students going here. The food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable. (They also have a special menu for students)
Favorite Dish: Ooow if you go here don’t forget to try the sangria!!!
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the pancake boat leaves the Waal quay for one hour, on board you can eat as many pancakes as you desire. This trip is especially interesting is you are travelling with children.
Favorite Dish: The pancakes odcourse!
My litle sister loves them so and I think they are alright as well.
For the one hour pancake cruise:
Adults: € 12,-
Children: (3 till 12 year) € 7,-
We had a small dinner party at Turkish restaurant De Serre on 8 April 2010. Here you can see me with my Peter, my Turkish teacher and fellow students.
Favorite Dish: In this picture should be bulgur pilavi, incirli kebab, hellim, mücver, sigara böregi peynirli etc.... it all tasted delicious.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 2 pm to midnight, dinner time between 5 and 10 pm (Check their website).
This restaurant situated in front of the famous river, facing the famous bridge.
Good night view and easy to go for a round river tour.
Favorite Dish: We like the fish menu, as well the grilled mix-meat.
The fish was fresh, and the grilled mix meat was fantastic.
Well, it just has to be done, doesn't it? Having had a pleasant evening in de Nieuwe Maan, in which more than a few beers were consumed, the good old kebab shop beckoned. It was on the direct route from the pub to my hotel, it was whatever time in the early hours and whilst some temptations CAN be cast aside, I do find myself often lured by the seductiveness of a decent kebab.
This is as good as it gets. Friendly serving guy, a couple of hot chillies and though it wasn't quite as greasy as my personal preference it wasn't a bad kebab at all! You can eat in, take away or sit out on the covered little terrace all for the same price.
I can't remember what it cost but I'm sure it must have been on the inexpensive side.
The day and a half or so that I spent in Nijmegen I was in more of a grazing mood rather than sitting down to a full-works meal and the "borrolen" here were just the job to soak up the lunchtime beer. The Grand Cafe Moenen is one of the restaurants facing onto the Grote Markt in the centre of the city and whilst styled as a "Grand Cafe" is in fact pretty informal and very reasonably priced.
The menu is quite extensive covering all the usual bits and bobs with slighty more elaborate fare in the evenings.
Service was, on a quiet rainy Wednesday, perfectly efficient and friendly and I can imagine this is one of the places to be in the summer when the sun's out.
Favorite Dish: I only had one the nibbles - the "Thaise garnaaltjes" which were the bought in deep-fried variety but none the worse for that, a tasty selection of nibbly bits with a chilli dip and for less than 4 Euros perfectly up to the task.
13 January 2007 : an extraordinary place - a little more expensive than our budget would normally allow, but Jennie had received a voucher for this restaurant as a present.
Favorite Dish: A four course menu and some 'amuses' in between ; amongst other dishes we had mushroom consommé and cream soup as our entrée, delicious guinea fowl (Dutch: parelhoen) with tagliatelle and bass (Dutch: zeebaars) with risotto for our main course and mango 'sate' and lemon pie for dessert.
On the river front, the Waalkade, in Nijmegen. Excellent view across the river Waal.
Favorite Dish: Here you can get some coffee/cappuccino or some beer and a quick lunch. Last time we were here, we had some coffee and toasted bread with ham and cheese. Very friendly service.
The text on the yellow sign in this picture says "bicycles will be removed" ...
Pizza restaurant and take away. Definitely not an Italian, but Moroccan or maybe Turkish proprietor. Besides Italian pizzas they also do Greek salads with feta cheese, Dutch chips ("frietje waterfiets") &c. Wednesday and Saturday pizza day, some two dozen pizzas will sell for less than 5 euro apiece. By the way, talk about pieces -- most notable pieces of furniture in this restaurant: huge cigarette vending machine, and a golden clock adorned with Thuluth - or was it Kufic? - script.