The best spots for a delicious lunch in Aalsmeer

When you come to Aalsmeer for a pleasant day of shopping or to enjoy nature during a walking or cycling trip, there is always a restaurant or brasserie nearby for a great lunch. Whether you want to eat by the water or in the old town, there are a variety of lunch spots in Aalsmeer. The following are the ten best places to have lunch in Aalsmeer for an unforgettable day in the flower village.

1. Restaurant Het Wapen van Aalsmeer

Het Wapen van Aalsmeer is a cozy restaurant and family hotel that you cannot miss. It is located right in the center, a stone’s throw from Aalsmeer’s most famous hotspots, so ideal for lunch during a day out in Aalsmeer. The staff serves you with a big smile. Every season, the chefs put together a new menu with the tastiest culinary dishes.

Hotel Restaurant Wapen van Aalsmeer

2. Brasserie de Haven

At Brasserie de Haven on the water of the Kleine Poel you can have a nice lunch with a view of the lake and the nearby islands. Its casual atmosphere and beautiful decor will make you feel right at home. This brasserie serves delicious Asian-oriented dishes. What’s on the menu for lunch? Beef Tataki, King Crab, and many more delicacies. A snack and drink can be enjoyed here while you watch boats pass by for hours.

3. Bar Restaurant De Praam

Located in the heart of Aalsmeer is Bar Restaurant De Praam. This is the ultimate place to take a break from shopping with delicious snacks and drinks. Go for a traditional lunch with Dutch bread or opt for a culinary dish. The lunch is prepared by a chef who adds his own twist to each dish. During nice weather, you can also sit outside on the cozy terrace.

Bar Restaurant De Praam in Aalsmeer

4. Restaurant On The Rock

Restaurant On The Rock is a true dream on the water. While enjoying French cuisine with a modern twist, you can admire Aalsmeer’s pride, the beautiful Westeinderplassen. On hot and cold days, you can enjoy the view from the heated terrace. It is an unforgettable experience to have lunch at On The Rock!

5. Hotel Restaurant de Jonge Heertjes

In the center of Aalsmeer you will find Hotel Restaurant de Jonge Heertjes. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy a nice drink on the sunny terrace while eating a delicious lunch. De Jonge Heertjes is not only a restaurant, but also a three-star hotel. Looking for a good hotel in Aalsmeer? Hotel de Jonge Heertjes has twenty comfortable rooms and is within walking distance of all the hotspots in Aalsmeer.

6. Café Op De Hoek

Are you planning a cycling or hiking tour in the beautiful surroundings of Aalsmeer? Then interrupt your trip at Café op de Hoek in Kudelstaart and settle down for some relaxation! You can enjoy various dishes here, made with ingredients from local producers, such as the eel from fisher Theo Rekelhof and beer from brewery De Bezwooren Kerf. Located in a friendly atmosphere, it’s a great place to relax.

7. Brasserie Café Oevers

Brasserie Café Oevers is situated on the banks of the Westeinderplassen. The cozy café is a unique place for lunch on the water in the Aalsmeer area. The restaurant is located in the holiday resort of Kudelstaart, where you can also moor your boat or sloop. The lunch menu is extensive: from traditional croquettes, toasted sandwiches, salads, and wraps, to vegetarian dishes, soup, and Italian sandwiches.

8. Tuinhuis

At Tuinhuis Aalsmeer you’ve come to the right place for a nice lunch on the water. Tea house Tuinhuis is beautifully located on Praamplein in the center of Aalsmeer, with a terrace on the water. You can moor here with a boat, right in front of the door. In this characteristic tea house, you can enjoy an extensive lunch or a pleasant drink. Many products come from farmers and suppliers in the region. Combine your lunch with a visit to the Historical Garden in Aalsmeer, for a fun day out in the flower village.

Tuinhuis Historical Garden Aalsmeer

9. Joseph aan de Poel

Lunch on the water in Aalsmeer is also possible Joseph aan de Poel, with culinary dishes from all over the world. Here you can enjoy the relaxed bistro feeling of the Côte d’Azur and the luxurious allure of New York. A day at this bistro starts at eleven on the expansive terrace with a typical Dutch view. There is ample free parking in the immediate vicinity of Joseph aan de Poel. Are you coming by boat or sloop? Boat moorings are available at this bar-bistro in marina Dragt.

10. Brasserie Nieuwe Meer

Enjoying a day out on the water and is it time for lunch? Moor your boat at Brasserie Nieuwe Meer, on the edge of the Kleine Poel. Until a few years ago, this brasserie was only accessible to members of the Watersports Association Nieuwe Meer, but is now open to visitors – but only accessible by boat! Here you will find a spacious terrace and a view of the Westeinderplassen. A variety of products from the region appear on the lunch menu, from traditional bread to freshly baked fish.

Brasserie Nieuwe Meer