Discover Benelux | Food & Drink | A Taste of the Netherlands
In the fairytale environment of pancake restaurant Hans & Grietje, guests can immerse themselves in a world of candy, magic and witchcraft.
Happily ever after at Hans & Grietje TEXT: ELLA PUT | PHOTOS: HANS & GRIETJE RESTAURANT/GRIET DIELISSEN
During a visit to the Hans & Grietje restaurant in Zeewolde, guests from all over the world can taste delicious Dutch homemade pancakes whilst enjoying an interactive experience inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytales in and around the location.
“And before you know it, you will have your neighbour’s pancake in front of you,” smiles co-owner of the restaurant Griet Dielissen. She and her husband Hans founded the restaurant together. Being named Hans and Griet, it did not take long for them to figure out the perfect name for the place.
tourists. There is no entrance price and parking is free. Everyone is welcome.
Nibble, nibble like a mouse. Who is nibbling at my house? With tables that can turn and floors that shake, the Hans & Grietje restaurant is not your typical Dutch pancake restaurant. It combines the best of the fairytale world of Hansel and Gretel with delicious sweet pancakes and a fun day out and about in the nearby forest.
When asked about the magical power of the restaurant, Dielissen explains: “We have a very special eye for detail. It is a must when you want to create the full fairytale experience for everybody.”
A day at Hans & Grietje is like spending the day inside a typical Dutch fairytale. With delicious pancakes and an unforgettable interactive experience, it is quite sure that once you pay a visit you will live happily ever after…
Walking into the restaurant is like walking into a real-life fairytale. Cheeky details, such as paintings from Old Dutch masters like Rembrandt with a supernatural twist, candy houses, and magic spells turn the place into a fairytale forest. Tables and floors will turn at your command.
Outside the restaurant there is a play garden, haystack and a go-kart track for youngsters. This spring the restaurant will open two huge candy slides and while sliding up and down, actual candy - such as delicious candy canes and lollipops - can be bought. Yet, the interactive restaurant is not just a play garden for children. It is an experience for everyone. The restaurant has special offers for companies as well as large groups of
With a special walking trail in the nearby forest, full of magical surprises along the way, you can enjoy a full day out at the Hans & Grietje restaurant.
Issue 50 | February 2018 | 37
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.