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Gerard Van Es Visrestaurant

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Seafood, European
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Industriestraat 59, 1976 CT Ijmuiden, Velsen, The Netherlands
+31 255 510 697
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Mijdrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Dark interieur and partly with veranda, ouside also a few tables available. Not easy to park nearby. Small fishshop and restaurant. good wines per glass and by bottle. plenty of small dishes and main dishes. lots of variety cause whats in the shop is in the restaurant.

Thank Marcel D
Seaview, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were wowed out by the quality and preparation of the food. Cozy harbor diner attached to fresh fish market. This is the seafood place we judge all others by.

Thank puyid
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were here with our friends and we enjoyed the very nice fish meal. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they speak good English. The atmosphere is nice and cosy and you will absolutely want to come back. But....there is only one thing! Do not order the "vissoep". It is too thick, not tasty and the fish in... More 

Thank linette d
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The fish is daily fresh. It's located at industrial area, but the restaurant has very good atmosphere with good service. Also the wine cart has a great variety of wines.

Thank Cyclomagic
Athens, Greece
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Ive been visiting this restaurant regularly over the last years. Its a local hangout with a selected variety of very fresh seafood, prepared a-la-minute. If you are not driving with your own car, it is very difficult to get to. Located in the industrial area, right next to where the fishing boats arrive. I have never been dissapointed from their... More 

Thank ILoveFood61
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I love fish. Van Es - is fish ! Been coming here since the 80's. The founder has moved on, but his successors are keeping up standards. Small, cosy, busy and friendly. No airs and graces. Simple but nice dishes of high quality. Situated in a fishing port, between large fish warehouses. I recommend the traditional Dutch mussel pot (gekookte... More 

Thank Terry R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We were invited to celebrate a family birthday in this fish restaurant in the harbor off IJmuiden. It took a hour and 15 minutes before we got the appetizers, the whole simple 3 course meal took 3 hours which was way too long. The food was good but that was totally erased by the very poor service. It looks like... More 

Thank Bocaj47
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Go there, eat fish and have fun in a very relaxed atmosphere. The fish is really fresh, as it is close to the IJmuiden fish market. Catch of the day is no lie......

Thank Rene S
Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Tucked away between dockyard sheds, this place is off the beaten tourist track, but well-loved by locals. Service is friendly and casual, and the fish is always fresh and well prepared. Our slipper soles (fried in butter, mussels and cod were all delicious. My starter portion of fried calamary was the best I've had in the area.

Thank andrewmbnl
Mijdrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

cozy restaurant with choice to sit outside, inside in bright area and more inside in darker area. Friendly atmosfere and quick service. lots of choice in main courses with delicious daily fresh fish and or order only starters like oysters, sardines, calamarie etc. plenty of wine by the glass and price is very reasonable. Also very good to have lunch.... More 

Thank Marcel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Dutch, Seafood, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Industriestraat 59, 1976 CT Ijmuiden, Velsen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Velsen  >  Ijmuiden
  • Phone Number: +31 255 510 697

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