Heenvliet Things to Do
This tiny village is actually a city with cityrights from 1469 AD. In 1254 it was already a domain with lordly righs.
The castle used to have a heavy round tower in the 13th century. In the 14th century, two wings were built onto it. But in 1489 it was destroyed during the "Hoekse and Kabeljauwse" dispute.
It is a beautiful setting for musical or theatrical events. This sometimes happens in summer.
The ruines of castle Ravenstein can only be visited on appointment.Related to:
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De Hoecksack: Café, wineseller, Restaurant
Delightful little place in the corner of the old market square. Lovely garden and very popular for parties and receptions. Right next to the castl ruins of Heenvliet.
The building is from 1563.
I ate here on November 2nd, 2002.
And a pleasurable surprise it was! After 15 years of living nearby I never saw this place for anything else than a pub or a terrace where you can enjoy a cool drink while cycling around.
Favorite Dish: Anyway, the November menu (4 courses) was €24 and seemed to be very good.
I ate à la carte:
a degustation of 4 different entrées (€ 12,50) of which I liked the marinated tuna best. Followed by a clear game broth (€4,50) with spring onion and mushrooms. Tasted superb!
Main course was stewed veal and veal thymus (gland) with a calvados sauce (€ 18,00).
To finish off I had a crème brulée perfumed with tonka beans. I had never heard of tonka beans. They were large (about 15 mm long) and their skin looked rather like a vanilla pod. The perfume was vanilla/almond/coconut-ish. Seems these tonka beans (from South America) are about € 50 for 100 grams.
Coffee with delightful nibbly things at the end.
Including pre-dinner drinks and wine, we spent an average of € 44 per person.
Wednesday closed. Tuesday's just recoptions, parties and dinner.
Favorite thing: Until the 1550's, Heenvliet was an important harbour on the Mijnsheerenstroom. Today, this water is no more than a small stream. The lords of Heenvliet used to have a tollgate which shows they had the right to ask toll for the waterway as well as the road.Related to:
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