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).
‘Kathmandu Kitchen’ restaurant
a one-minute walk from the B & B. Housed in De Waakzaamheid, the oldest wooden catering building in the Netherlands which some years ago was featured in the ‘The loveliest Dutch building’ Dutch TV programme. The listed building, with a light-green exterior, has a double smuiger (a tiled fireplace), a cheerful interior and a sunny outdoor seating area. We recommend that you book in advance. We will be pleased to make a reservation for you. Closed on Mondays.
‘De Smuiger’ restaurant
about a 5-minute walk, in a building restored taking account of its history. This wooden, listed building is painted in ‘Zaans green’. It has two lovely rooms furnished with an eye for detail, each with a smuiger and an attractive outdoor seating area around the building that offers a view of a windmill. We recommend that you book in advance. We will be pleased to make a reservation for you.
‘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.