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Culinary passion at the quay TEXT: KIM BLEEKER | PHOTOS: DAVE SHARMAN
At Restaurant Waterproef, expect your spirit to be lifted by one of the 800 wines carefully chosen from all over the world, enthralling dishes and the amazing view over the water, where countless ships and boats are resting on a sea of tranquility. Restaurant Waterproef received the Best of Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator magazine in New York, thanks to its high-quality wines and dishes, served at a very accessible price and inspired by many cuisines around the world. The Michelin guide said: “A very large restaurant beside the quay, where up to 100 guests can be served in a beautiful combination of old and new. The cuisine is modern and the service informal. The wine list is a real eye-catcher, offering a spectacular choice for diners.” 86 | Issue 29 | May 2016
The harmonious three-way collaboration between owner Yves van Westreenen, nominated head sommelier Lendl Mijnhijmer and young head chef and food magician Bob Staal, who later enriched the team, has made the restaurant the culinary haven it is today. “It is very important that everybody feels at ease and welcome, whether it is your grandmother’s birthday, a private business meeting, a quick lunch or a day out with the family,” says Van Westreenen. The whole team is composed of young men and women, whose love and passion for food and wine translate into the excellent service the visitors receive.
to refuel with a delightful lunch on the terrace or inside the restaurant. In the late afternoon, dinner can be combined with an evening at the Zuiderstrandtheater. Every year in May, the North Sea Regatta returns to the quay, and every three years in June the Volvo Ocean Race returns. A growing number of Dutch people and tourists from all across the world are gravitating to the quay for its many culinary options. As Van Westreenen puts it: “When you love fine wines and delicious food, you can combine that with a great day out in Scheveningen, finishing the day with the most important thing: a magnificent dinner!”
The location is vibrant and alive. After a morning spent at the nearby beach, where diverse festivities take place, Restaurant Waterproef welcomes everybody
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