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De Walvis

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European
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Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favourite place to go when I arrive because of the instant holiday feeling. Beautiful view over the beach and typical Terschellinger skies guaranteed. Good coffee and food, nice with good and bad weather.

Thank Eszi
Barcelona, Spain
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332 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this place for having a coffee before taking the ferry back to the continent. The views of the waddenzee were beautiful (even better during the afternoon) and the coffee was great.

Thank David P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar has a stunning view, that is the best thing I can say about it. Service was very slow. Food when it eventually arrived was bland. Just have a glass of wine (or bottle) and enjoy the view. Leave the menu unread!

Thank Taylor158
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We do come to the island frequently and it is never complete without visiting the Walvis.... great place to hang out, eat and drink whilst enjoying the company , a good book and or definitely the stunning view over de Waddenzee...

Thank Udo N
Breukelen Ut
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727 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This beach place is the place to be if you like to eat or have a drink looking out to the sea and the dunes of West-Terschelling. It has a 'strand tent' look and feel. There are seats outside, there is a separated glassed-in part that is also 'outside' (and where people can smoke) and then there is an 'inside'... More 

Thank WorldTravelOne
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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343 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

we went to de Walvis for dinner and watched the sunset from our dining table. De walvis is normally very busy and they don't accept any reservations. Strange, but I guess they can afford not to. We were there on a Monday in October and got a table no problem.We tried the Sunday before, but they were full. De walvis... More 

Thank RP-Netherlands
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

After a nice long walk with the dogs, this is really the best possible stop for a lunch. Perfectly situated next to the beach with excellent view of the sea. The staff is very friendly and the food is nicely priced and of good quality. The croquettes of meat are very tasty.

Thank Ronald P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice food with a great view of the bay. Visited on a blustery day but still enjoyable to sit out front and watch the kite-surfers. Dog friendly.

Thank Mike A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent food and service with a great view of the bay. Visited on a blustery day but sitting outside was still enjoyable. Inside was warm and comfortable.

Thank mikeadam2016
Niteroi, RJ
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and the view is Fantastic. The First restaurant I have ever seen with a special menu for people with allergies ... Super..!! Also the people and service was excellent

Thank Flexair

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Terschelling  >  West-Terschelling
Fabulous bar/ bistro on the beach at West Terschelling

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?