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“Traditional with a lot of Atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of De Meerplaats

De Meerplaats
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Ijmuiden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to The Seafood Restaurant De Meerplaats. The restaurant is located right on the lively fishing port of IJmuiden and has been around since 1970. The current owner William Brands sways the scepter since 1993. He introduced the three-course menu which has become an absolute hit. For just € 34.50 You get a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Self combine for a great price! The extensive wine list has been compiled in consultation with renowned Wine Importer Okhuysen. Families or large groups are no problem, but also an intimate dinner for two is possible. We do have an English menu, so that tourists easily can order the most delicious meals prepared by our chef Fred Nieswaag. From Sunday until Friday we also serve lunch, but you can also choose from all the courts of the great card! The Seafood Restaurant De Meerplaats is open seven days a week: - Monday until Sunday from 12:00 to 21:30
Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Traditional with a lot of Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

When you want to eat fish, this restaurant is highly recommended, so needless to say that we have been there many times over the years and still keep coming back when in the country. The decorations inside are very traditional and somewhat opulent. The service is very attentive and knowledgeable. The choice of dishes is ample, catering for anyone's taste or preference. The quality and presentation of the food was good. There is plenty of free parking.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Jan M
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cairo, Egypt
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A seafood restaurant worth travelling for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We decided to pick Ijmuiden as our day out destination outside of Amsterdam. Ijmuiden is a coastal city that is reachable by a fast ferry. “De Meerplaats” was an excellent choice, staff was very friendly, the food was extremely fresh with unbeatable value. Will just let the pictures say it all!!

  • Visited September 2011
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Port Orange, Florida
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“What a happy find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2011

One of my goals while in the Netherlands was to get a taste of North sea seafood. After a day at Zaanse Schans we needed to wash the icky tourist feel off, so I suggested we drive to the coast at random and look around. We ended up in the port of IJmuiden, and after exploring the docks and getting some great fishing boat pictures we happened on this restaurant around dinner time.

The place was packed and no one spoke english well, but the fresh authentic north sea seafood was as good as it gets. The best meal by far of my trip. The staff bent over backwards to understand and accommodate us - especially my non seafood eating spouse confronted with a dutch menu of seafood only. Take the time to find this place and you will be rewarded.

  • Visited March 2011
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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464 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
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“Very good fish, simply prepared.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

In spite of the description in trip advisor this is NOT an indian restaurant but rather a traditional dutch fish restaurant.

The last time I visited I had raw oysters to start and a lobster with hollandaise sauce as a main course. Good quality fish, perfectly prepared in a simple fashion.

I interior decoration I really don't like. It is rather dark and the furniture heavy. This is a shame as the food deserves a better environment. The restaurant is located on the fishing harbour in Ijmuiden, which may explain why the fish is so good.

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