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Grand cafe Fanfare

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Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
+31 521 361 600
10:30 - 00:00
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172 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real bistro feel inside with metal number plate and other signs adorning the ceiling. Set amongst the canals there is also a large terrace and function room in the rear. We choose the Giethoorn surprise stater of 10 to share which came as 2x5 items of which 3 where excellent canapé's and two rather ordinary items. We both them had... More 

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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough the visit this historic restaurant on a cold and rainy night in April 2017 If was gloomy outside but the moment we entered this restaurant a ray of sunshine in the form of the bartender/waitress Martine turned the evening into a highlight of our vacation. The place still has the ambiance it had in the seventies... More 

Thank Flyingdutchman951
The Netherlands
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really good place to sit on the terrace and watch all the Asians visit Giethoorn, but also to memorise the movie of Bert Haanstra. Good and unique beers (Geyt) but a little bit overpriced.

Thank BVvdB
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on first night of Easter family break, good beer good food but up market prices, menu was good enough choice for most, lovely sharing platters to start to

Thank meuniercrippsjones
Manama, Bahrain
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was delicious. The service was great and people are just so nice in Giethoorn. Definitely going back

Thank Naz54
Aalborg, Denmark
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Since we visited in January, not many places were open. Our host suggested Cafe Fanfare and me and my girlfriend thought it was lovely. Nice easy food, well priced and tasty. The highlight of the evening was the local band which provided us with a fantastic atmosphere, by singing Irish and Dutch song. After a few beers and some whisky,... More 

Thank Adriancusniriuc
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795 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had our Christmas dinner at Grand Café Fanfare and the experience was excellent. We had pre-booked previously, but on the day it looked like that was not needed. Although we did get an awesome window seat. We had the special Christmas tasting menu and the food kept on coming. The atmosphere of the restaurant was relaxed and the vehicle... More 

Thank varun_mukthi
Moscow, Russia
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very delicious Italian place in Giethorn. Everything is perfect: food is delicious, the staff is friendly, nice interior. I enjoyed the evening, the only thing made me feel upset was that they don not accept visa cards, maestro only, so I had to go collect cash to ATM to nearest supermarket(about 4 kms)

Thank Anatoly S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great stop during the Giethoorn tour. Small dishes. Good service. Good food. We had cheese sample, soup samples coffee and apple tart.

Thank Zafiron
Pisa, Italia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Really pricy cafe. 14 euros for three pieces of cheese is a theft. Quality of food is decent, but not much more. Kitchen closes at 8pm, so plan your dinner in advance.

Thank jetmcquack_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binnenpad 68, 8355 BV Giethoorn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Giethoorn
  • Phone Number: +31 521 361 600
Dear Guest,

First of all: a warm welcome in Giethoorn, known as the Venice of the North. It is not for nothing that you decided to pay a visit to this famous peat village: for many years, Giethoorn, with its picturesque canals and charming little bridges, has been widely known to guests from both home and abroad as a wonderful destination for a pleasant day out.
Its setting is unmistakebly unique: Giethoorn is situated in watery reed-lands, which makes it an ideal starting point for idyllic daytrips. Going out by boat is the perfect way to experience the stilness and peaceful restfullness of the surroundings. Giethoorn, although it is annually visited by loads of tourists, has not lost any of its lustre and authenticity yet.

In the second place: we wish you a very hearty welcome in Grand cafe de Fanfare, the perfect complement to a perfect day out. Situated in the very own centre of Giethoorn, this hospitabl .e grand cafe welcomes everyone with great pleasure. Grand cafe de Fanfare will dedicatedly see to your food and drink, varying between a nice cup of coffee with cake and a delicious three-course dinner. The bar with the agreeable atmosphere of an old-Dutch pub and the large comfortable pavement, easily create a informal and relaxed ambiance.
But Grand cafe de Fanfare is more than just a place to eat: you can come here for both round trips and excursions, for feasts and weddings, for receptions and business trips, even for complete day arrangements. The chef fancies to compose your favourite buffet.

Feel free to ask one of the staff-members for more information about the many possibilities.
The team of Grand cafe de Fanfare does its utmost to provide you a perfect day!

Yours faithfully,
Arie-Willem and Natasja Vermeij, host and hostess of Grand cafe de Fanfare,and their staff-members

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