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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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Manama, Bahrain
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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767 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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 Zafrir R
Pisa, Italia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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414 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to dine here after our boat tour. We really had no expectations. We were hungry and they served food. We claimed a table outside. We were promptly greeted and given English menus. The girl was very. Ice. A little bit later she took our drink orders. We had a mixture if mojito, beers and fresh made lemonade. All... More 

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I understand that this establishment features in a film of some sort; but I think that this may be it's downfall. Owing to it's fame and/or pleasant surroundings they get plenty of traffic, and therefore seemed to have missed the need to provide customers with good food. The hot chocolates were tepid, not hot. The soup was watery and, though... More 

Thank Helena C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We enjoyed eating here so much that we returned. The terrace was lovely and we were given free candy to try. The terrace was extremely busy so I think they had underestimated the amount of staff that they needed and we noticed a few other people becoming irritated by the slow service. However, I thought that they were very friendly... More 

Thank Iris E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

因為Tripadvisor的評論,而訂了Grand cafe Fanfare,結果非常令人滿意!不但服務很親切,前菜的蘑菇,和主菜的燉羊肉、義大利麵、漢堡,每一道都非常美味,是我們在荷蘭最滿意的一餐!飲料方面,摩西多和Homemade ice tea 也非常好喝,太喜歡了最後還外帶一杯回民宿,真的非常推薦大家來這間餐廳用餐! This restaurant is awesome! We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, Their Mushroom,lamb,pasta and hamburger all taste great! And we love their drinks also, Mojito and homemade ice tea are great, We had a great dinner here ❤️

Thank 子姮 莊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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