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De Walvis

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European
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Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We do come to the island frequently and it is never complete without visiting the Walvis.... great place to hang out, eat and drink whilst enjoying the company , a good book and or definitely the stunning view over de Waddenzee...

Thank Udo N
Breukelen Ut
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690 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This beach place is the place to be if you like to eat or have a drink looking out to the sea and the dunes of West-Terschelling. It has a 'strand tent' look and feel. There are seats outside, there is a separated glassed-in part that is also 'outside' (and where people can smoke) and then there is an 'inside'... More 

Thank WorldTravelOne
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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332 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we went to de Walvis for dinner and watched the sunset from our dining table. De walvis is normally very busy and they don't accept any reservations. Strange, but I guess they can afford not to. We were there on a Monday in October and got a table no problem.We tried the Sunday before, but they were full. De walvis... More 

Thank RP-Netherlands
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

After a nice long walk with the dogs, this is really the best possible stop for a lunch. Perfectly situated next to the beach with excellent view of the sea. The staff is very friendly and the food is nicely priced and of good quality. The croquettes of meat are very tasty.

Thank Ronald P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice food with a great view of the bay. Visited on a blustery day but still enjoyable to sit out front and watch the kite-surfers. Dog friendly.

Thank Mike A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent food and service with a great view of the bay. Visited on a blustery day but sitting outside was still enjoyable. Inside was warm and comfortable.

Thank mikeadam2016
Niteroi, RJ
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and the view is Fantastic. The First restaurant I have ever seen with a special menu for people with allergies ... Super..!! Also the people and service was excellent

Thank Flexair
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived on the island by the fantastic ferry, P&O could learn a thing or two, checked in to B&B then off to explore. I knew De Walvis existed so ambled our way through a pretty West Terschilling until we found it, wow. All the outside seats face the beach and the sunset, we are not the type to stop in... More 

Thank Philgeespaintbrush
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A place to visit while in Terschelling if you need to rejoin the crowd. Nice building, nice beers, nice service. Will return in low season.

Thank Marylene65
Peize, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The location of the Walvis, is situated near the jetty on the West side of the Island. From their you ll have a fantastic view on the coastal activities, from a nice outdoor porch. Indoors is a cosy environment, if it might rain, shich again gives a spectacular site on the surroundings. Frendly personal with desant served dishes and perfect... More 

Thank onomazien

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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, Seafood, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groene Strand 1, 8881 AB West-Terschelling, Terschelling, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Terschelling  >  West-Terschelling

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