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Dutch, Seafood, European
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This rustic restaurant is a favourite pit stop for walkers, cyclists and food lovers. The terrace is one of its main draws ; another is the superb Bib ...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

We had lunch and diner at the De Witte Gans and were pleasantly surprised by the nice service, the first quality foods and the beautiful, tranquil setting. We had full menu for diner - and a quick lunch two days later : both were exquis!...Diner-service was (too) slow ... but maybe that was due to covid and not enough staff? Anyway, we were on holiday, so no rush!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

We went for an afternoon coffee in their terrace and we were pleasently surprised by their cakes... delicious waffle with ice cream and strawberries! _Quiet and charming atmosphere _Beautiful surroundings _Attentive staff _Service slightly slow

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

We had sunday lunch here. Menu is with a variety of dishes. Most of the small plates are really creati

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

In the quietness of the countryside just out of the forest you find the inn De Witte Gans. Inside it’s cosy with a fireplace and tables with white linen, stylish and welcoming. In the garden there is a nice terrace. The food is great, you...enjoy really gourmet dining, with a nice winelist. If a bottle is too much, take a wine arrangement, with a different glass to each plate. The service is professional and friendly. Warning: you want to get back there. And if you had too much wine to drive, they arrange a taxi with discountMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Been here more than once because the food is good and the atmosphere is relaxed. We were here during the National Restaurant Week for a dinner with friends. It was a cold night, the grand fireplace kept us warm. The menu of the restaurant week...was well thought out and tasted really good. The wines complemented the dishes well. We had a lovely evening out here. We will certainly be coming back. Will recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

De Witte Gans is hidden about 4KM outside of Dalfsen and 10KM from Zwolle. It is a warm and charming restaurant that serves fantastic food in a friendly and comfortable setting. The menu is small but inventive and most everything is locally sourced. We have...been eating here for years, particularly on the holidays and it never disappoints. It does get crowded on weekends and holidays so reservations are mandatory.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant for National Restaurant Week for a dinner with husband and friends. The Herberg Witte Gans is not far from Zwolle, in the woods around the town of Dalfsen. They have a lovely terrace for the summer period and inside the restaurant...the setting is cosy, with a grand fireplace that keeps you warm during the winter. The menu for Restaurant Week was very well thought out, with two choices for the first and main courses and extras that you could order for in between. The food was delicious and visually very nice. Service is a bit slow at least enough to notice. When I booked I indicated that our friends' son was allergic to a number of foods and the staff and chef took very good care of this issue. All in all, we had a very good experience and are looking forward to going back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A classy establishment set in lovely country surroundings about 8km outside Zwolle. Boasts a Bib Gourmand which I thought a bit of a stretch, but the experience was above average starting with drinks and an amuse on the terrace before the call to a atmospheric...interior with quality settings. Floor service was good but the kitchen rather slow. Choosing from the variety available on the 3 or 4 cource Bib menu I started with vitello (cooked and raw) dish and followed with a tasty duck portion and cheese board costing around E36. Reasonable value.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Yes it is pretty good, but at these prices: what else could one expect? Plenty of lower cost restaurants nearby that I prefer over this one I'm sorry to say. After a mild allergic reaction they first checked with the cook if that ingredient was...really in the dish (I had pointed out my allergy) before they replaced it. I'm not used to that kind of treatment,actually.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Went here with my family from Zwolle for Opa's 82nd birthday. Ambiance inside and outside is exquisite. Set in one of the prettiest and most undiscovered places in the Netherlands. Wait staff was meticulously dressed. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. We did not feel...rushed and could enjoy the cuisine and wine, both of which were truly outstanding. Each dish was professionally presented and explained. Also dietary restrictions were taken into consideration. Every course was delicious, but the desserts were over-the-top scrumptious. Interior is quite lovely and looks like a country estate home.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

I found this restaurant via the Michelin guide. In 25 years, this is one of the few poor experiences I have had using it. We went out to celebrate my son's university diploma. Since our 9 year old was not having an appetizer, I asked...if he could get his steak as soon as possible -- even before our appetizers were served. Forty-five minutes later -- long after the appetizers -- I asked about the steak. The reply was: "I leave these things to the authority of the chef, and he decided that it would be better to serve all the main dishes together." Even if, for some reason, it was not possible to serve the one meal earlier, at an absolute minimum he should have let us know. We would have skipped the appetizers in order to let our tired and hungry kid get his meal earlier. The reply to my complaint was arrogant, as if I should be impressed by a restaurant that "leaves these matters to the chef." Regarding the food, it was good. Nothing special for a Michelin Guide restaurant, but good.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Good atmosphere ,the servants are friendly and correct, you feel welcome and comfortable. The food is excellent! It looks beautiful and the taste is even better. We've been there a few times with family or friends

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

This restaurant has a bib gourmand and it is beautifully located in the country side. We visit this restaurant several times a year. Usually after a weekend walk in the woods when we spontaneously decide lets have a bite at the `Witte Gans`. We were...never dissapointed with the meal and wine. Sometimes the waiting times are a bit long. The White Goose restaurant follows the season and uses locally produced products from the beautifull Vechtdal region. During the winter there is a nice fireplace and during the summer there is a lovely terrace. We decided to have lunch during mothersday with 4 adults and 3 children, Goatcheese salad, duck salad, a white goose plate with 6 different items accompanied by sauvignon blanc house wine. the children loved the artisanal hotdog with lovely french fries. That we had to wait 45 minutes before we were served lunch was soon forgotten. It developed into an extended lunch of 5 hours, partly because the weather was fine, partly because the atmosphere was good, Childeren enjoyed building a little hut with sticks in the nearby woods. So adults had some time together to discuss other things.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

This restaurant has a Michelin bib gourmand, which means it offers excellent food at outstanding value. My partner and I celebrated our wedding anniversary there and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The ambiance was pleasant (busy on Friday night) the staff attentive...but not intrusive and they offer a quality price combination not available elsewhere within the Randstad. One of my best dining experiences in Holland! It was lovely walking past the gaggling geese as well. Definitely want to go back around Christmas time!More

Date of visit: September 2014
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. One of the best restaurants I've been to on my visit to holland.

Date of visit: November 2013
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