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Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert'

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
+31 43 306 2499
11:00 - 21:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here just in time before closing and enjoyed a wonderful meal with great beer. We loved the rustic, 'cabin in the woods' ambiance and the wonderful smell from the food. It was super cozy and inviting. I look forward to eating here again the next time we visit Limburg.

Thank Fireflyglows G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great beer that's specially brewed for 't Hijgend Hert. Nice ambiance that make's you feel you're having a great holiday with enjoyable comforting food 365 days a year. Sometimes its a bit overcrowded....

Thank Isidore P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great local beers. Service could be better if they would be more customer friendly. We were there with a group of friends They messed up an order and were a bit pushy.

Thank rfmunsel
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Was here already several times and the location is awesome. Food and drinks match well to this place, atmosphere is quiet but not boring. A large selection of possibile drinks and the choice to eat is extremely large.

Thank AJLoffeld
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the idea of the cafe/ restaurant in the forest. The ambience is nice , you can choose to sit outside or inside, I like that the place is pet friendly and saw staff giving cookies for dogs! ! Food is nice, I had a ham sandwich and was huge and fresh.Definitely I have to come back again!

Thank Luciana S
Vaals, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came up a a sunny Sunday the place was packed but the turnover on tables is quick enough. The huge list of beers will make any connoisseur a happy person to enjoy a pint after a walk. Come in winter time and try the wild platter as a snack. Will come a again for sure.

Thank Katy845
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Arriving at this cafe you'll find yourself in an area unlike anywhere else in the Netherlands. It's in the hills in the middle of a forest. It's a beautiful location, and there are a lot of walking trails around. Eventually you'll be craving for a drink or a meal, and Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert offers the solution. It's almost always... More 

1 Thank Alex B
Leuven, Belgium
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant is a special one, located in the forest and middle of nowhere. We enjoy going there when in the area. It has a large parking in walking distance, the last 100m you will have to walk. When it's dark, get your cell phone light on, certainly when it has been freezing. Very good selection of beers, their own... More 

Thank Michael D
Sittard, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place to finish an autumn hike in the Vijlenerbos. It can be crowded in weekends, though. Popular place.

Thank Peter v
New York
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had dinner on a Saturday night, place was fully booked. Really long waiting time before food came out. When we asked after 1 1/2 hour the manager blamed my husband who ordered a deer dish. He asked if he wanted it raw, really weird answer. He should have apologised that it took so long. Dish was not worth waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Vijlen
  • Phone Number: +31 43 306 2499
A welcoming restaurant and bar in the middle of the woods. Food is mainly wild game, rich and tasty. Log fires and wood burning stoves. There is no type of cuisine in your list to describe the type of food. 'Artisan' or 'Rustic' springs to mind. Perhaps you should add them to the list.

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