Restaurants and bars

At the end of a busy day it’s certainly relaxing when you can come ‘home’ and dine in a nearby restaurant, collect a meal from one of the takeaways or call at a neighbourhood shop and buy the ingredients for a meal to prepare in your kitchen. You have plenty of choice – and the price/quality is excellent: the restaurants and shops serve the local population rather than tourists.

You are a short walk from five restaurants, takeaways (Chinese, Thai, domestic caterer and a snack bar/cafeteria), a supermarket (7 days a week until 10 pm), patisseries, a butcher, fishmonger and greengrocers/domestic caterer, a pharmacist’s, bars and outdoor cafés.

When you wish to dine out you can all at one of the following restaurants within a one to twelve-minute walk from our B&B (listed by increasing distance).

‘De Hoop op d’Swarte Walvis’ restaurant

about a 10-minute walk, a convivial restaurant in a listed building with a rich history. On the banks of the River Zaan, in the famous De Zaanse Schans open-air museum. The tables are covered with white damask tablecloths. Outdoor seating area with a jetty, garden and pergola, with a marvellous view of the historic village of Zaandijk on the other side of the river. Closed on Monday.


‘De Toog’ restaurant/café

an informal ‘pub’, about a 12-minute walk. Housed in a wooden, listed building painted in ‘Zaans green’. This cheerful and convivial restaurant/café has a bar, outdoor seating area alongside the River Zaan and a comprehensive menu with something to everyone’s taste.

    • 18 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam
    • Free parking
    • Good public transport connections
    • Peaceful area
    • Attractive surroundings
    • 10 windmills within walking distance
    • Free WiFi
  • Fred & Kelly Snel
    Lagendijk 52-54
    1541 KC Koog aan de Zaan
    The Netherlands

  • De Pronkkamer
    Small-scale luxury B & B