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Van der Valk

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, Seafood, European, French, Central European
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Zonnedauw 1, 9202 PE Drachten, The Netherlands
+31 512 520 705
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Dublin Ireland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was recommended this hotel and Restaurant for my recent trip to Drachten. It was really excellent, The Staff were very attentive and they helped to make my stay a very pleasant experience. The food was very good in the Restaurant and it had a nice ambience. rooms were spacious with nice Bathroom and coffee machine and kettle in the... More 

Thank malcolmg48
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights while touring in the area, and had dinner here 3 nights of the stay. food was excellent, well presented and a good selection on the menu. Staff friendly and attentive, restaurant had a nice atmosphere.

Thank Sandy B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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151 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is one of the better Van der Valk restaurants. They have improved their menu considerably in the last few years and the hospitality of the staff is remarkably changed as well. It was an enjoyable dining experience.

Gdansk, Poland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

I was accommodated in Van der Valk hotel during business trip for few nights. I was surprised how crowded the hotel restaurant was -also by locals (that tells a lot about the quality of food). Nice clean rooms and great kitchen. Definitely worth recommending

Thank Grzesiek B
Drachten, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Always got good service and the food is consistent every time I eat there or at another of the van der Valk hotel as I stay at least four or five times per year

Thank neil w
Baumholder, Germany
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Very nice hotel. I have stayed at a Van der Valk before, but never in Drachten. I received a great price for the room and the food was very good. I visited Giethoorn and Leeuwarden that weekend. Giethoorn is a beautiful place to visit.

Thank smoothe11
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Good hotel in Drachten. I suggest this hotel. Good position, not in the center of the city but really closed. Spacious and modern rooms, clean, with a great restaurant and great service. Champion's breakfast. Price is right!

Thank Luca R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1,188 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Hotel Van der Valk Drachten has become a first choice for us when planning a weekend in the north of the Netherlands. Then, what is easier than having dinner in restaurant Van der Valk after settling down in the hotel on Friday afternoon. When the extension and renovation of the hotel was finished, also the area for the outside tables... More 

Thank Hendrik_NL
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1,188 reviews
527 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 602 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

As we stayed again a weekend with the "Van der Valk Drachten" hotel, we decided to have dinner in their restaurant on Friday evening. Despite that the walking route from the "old" part of the hotel to the reception area and the "new" part of the hotel is right through the restaurant, we were able to reserve a table in... More 

Thank Hendrik_NL
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

The atmosphere is a bit lacking you can sit outside and look out into the car park, inside is modern and clean but part of the corridor of the hotel between the bar and rooms, the food was alright nothing brilliant I had a steak which they didn't ask how to cook, I like it fairly rare but it still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, French, Central European
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zonnedauw 1, 9202 PE Drachten, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Drachten
  • Phone Number: +31 512 520 705

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