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De Walvis

Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“fish” (4 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
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Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here several times in 2017. Each time we had good food and average drinks. Average drinks, in the sense that the drinks are alright but completely overpriced and poorly served (a small glass of bio apple juice for about 3€ ?!, luke warm "hot"...More

Thank Alexinbkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is a popular spot because of he view overlooking the Waddenzee, it has become a very crowdy place. Man ykids running around and finding a seat can be a real challenge.

Thank DickRogaar
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Spend some time here, have a beer and a snack, and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the view of the mudflats of the Waddenzee.

Thank Rik_vd_Schalie
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The place serves the best nachos and chilly cheese of the Island but beware if you bring your kids! First staff asks you to keep them on their seat, then they tell you that they won't help it if they step on them. Apparently they...More

Thank Matthijs L
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch, but staff is really forgetful and hard to get at your table. The sandwiches we had tasted great though

Thank Sander R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Mainly because of the amazing view: het Groene Strand De Brandaris light house overlooking the harbour and Wadden. When seeing this I get the feeling of coming home

Thank Lia G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

De Walvis is quite an institution and it's not always easy to find a table. There are several options for seating, including seating on the lawn in front if you cannot get a table. Good place for lunch, tea, aperitif and dinner ! Avoid the...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is amazing, so if it's a sunny day, it is hard to find a place to sit. The lunch menu is fine, not too many choices, but ok. After a long walk we had a drink (if you sit outside...More

Thank AvW12345
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent located close to the ferry in West-Terschelling. Good food and excellent service, very relaxed. Don't forget to try the nachos!

Thank Range_Rover_1974
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We visited this restaurant as it was indicated as the number 1 by TA. I had the grilled sea bass as this is one of my favourite fishes and the price seemed reasonable for Holland (21 EUR). In my opinion sea bass is a fish...More

Thank Lamossella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Terschelling  >  West-Terschelling
De Walvis, perhaps the most beautiful place in the Netherlands. A unique location on het Groene Strand near the high dune of West Terschelling. With a wide view over 'de wadden', nature reserve de Noordsvaarder and in the distance our beautiful neighbor Island Vlieland. Enjoy on our terrace, conservatory, porch or inside our cozy pavilion. We serve a delicious lunch or dinner and many other delights!
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