There didn't seem to be much happening on the sunny Sunday evening here in the town centre, except for the bars of course. The freebie nibbles at 't Fust, along with the beers, had given me an appetite and the first open restaurant I found with this Italian one, Azzurro. It was a bit of a Hobson's choice but the sunny terrace was inviting and with about half-a-dozen tables occupied exuded a pleasant buzz.
As it turned out this proved to be an excellent choice. A friendly greeting from the youngish waitress who gave me the choice of tables with the proviso, "Any of the smaller ones." got me settled and the beer I ordered as I perused the menu arrived swiftly, along with an amuse-guiles of tomato-topped bruschetta.
Favorite Dish: The menu has all the usual Italian suspects and the sea air made the decision for me - Pizza Marinara.
The test of a good pizza is that you don't get bored with it halfway through - there should be enough contrasting flavours and textures to keep the mouth interested. This one passed "cum maxima lauda" as photo #4 demonstrates. Plenty of juicy seafood, a good crispy, slightly-singed, crust and generously cheesy with a good tomato underlay - pretty much a perfect pizza.
The bill, including two beers, came to about 20 euros and so was equally satisfying. A definite thumbs-up here for Mr Hobson and his choice.
Address: Rietdjikstraat 108
Directions: On the side street leading from the town square towards the ferry port.
- Sailing and Boating
- Beer Tasting
- Food and Dining
't Oeverbos is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Vlaardingen with Dutch and Belgian cousine. It is located at the bank of Maas and has a great view at the riverside. I had a pleasure to visit it with my colleagues and have a meal there in December of 1995 after an excursion in Hook van Holland and before the excursion in Vlaardingen. But I don’t remember what I ate that day…
Open: Maandag 10:00 - 0:00 Dinsdag 10:00 - 0:00 Woensdag 10:00 - 0:00 Donderdag 10:00 - 0:00 Vrijdag 10:00 - 0:00 Zaterdag 10:00 - 0:00 Zondag 10:00 - 0:00
Address: Maassluissedijk 201 3133 KA Vlaardingen
If you really want to explore the Hoek van Holland most beautiful view (see link) you better find your way to this super spot when it is a very sunny day.
Here you will see the ferries, the impressive seagoing vessels and the huge industrial tank-steamers, sailing for the West to the North Sea.
Or coming in, accompanied by pilot-boats.
During the day you may enjoy a snack at the snackbar LENNY, have a drink and just enjoy the most beautiful view of Hoek van Holland.
Favorite Dish: A sack of potato chips will cost about 1.50 Euro, with mayonnaise or peanut butter sauce about 2.00 Euro ...
A croquette, a minced-meat ball, sandwich is about 1.50 until 2.50 Euro and have a coca cola for about 2.00 Euro ... enjoy the snack and drinks.
Address: Noordzeeweg, Hoek van Holland
Directions: Via Maassluis ferry-boat
- Road Trip
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Nevertheless the owners could have used a dictionary when opening this new CaribBean Beach Cafe recently this is a great place. On a sunny day I can't imagine any nicer way to spend your time that to sit in one of their giant chairs outside to have a drink and peoplewatch at the beach. We were here on one of the first sunny days of the year 2006 so the service was a nightmare. Waiters and waitresses didn't know the numbers of the chairs and tables yet so waiting times were long. They were friendly though and the day was too nice to complain, anyway.
Favorite Dish: We only had a drink but there were some great snacks on the menu. I'd prefer one of the colourful tables to eat though....
Address: Zeekant, Hoek van Holland
Directions: At the beach. Turn right when coming from the big carpark behind the dunes.