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Gerard Van Es Visrestaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No nonsense place to eat fish. Fresh fish all over, ranging from typical Dutch herring to cod and a variety of less common species like gurnards. All cooked very well, but sidedishes are somewhat disappointing, as these are less taken care of. Well equipped fish shop next door. Service average, many people had to call waitress as she was not... More 

Thank Sarpa74
Saint Andrews, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with a bunch of marine biologists. We know seafood and we all liked this. Everything was fresh and well prepared. I had sole; there were three small fish fried up just right. Others had fish soup, squid, seafood pasta and hake. Everyone was happy. Good food at a good price.

Thank Donald C
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I regularly go to Gerard van es and have never been disappointed. Love the small cosy atmosphere. The price/quality is great. For a fish lover, this is paradise!

Thank 1260Minnie
Mijdrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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69 reviews
56 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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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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