Waalwijk Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Waalwijk

September 10, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Waalwijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋaːlʋɛi̯k] ( listen)) is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. It had a population of 47,551 in 2017 and is located near the motorways A59 and N261. The villages of Capelle, Vrijhoeve-Capelle, Sprang (the former municipality of Sprang-Capelle) and Waspik together with the city of Waalwijk form the municipality of Waalwijk. The city has an old town center, which has recently been modernized.
Things to do in Waalwijk

1. De Molen Kaatsheuvel

Vaartstraat 102, 5171 JG Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, Seafood, European, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +31 416 530 230
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

De Molen Kaatsheuvel

Reviewed By jacksbarrow - Milano

Working dinner in an old restored mill, great food, friendly but very professional service and a relaxed atmosphere. The most wonderful food, prepared with such skill and passion. We chose very different meals and each one was exceptional. Even the coffee was perfect.

2. Mykonos

Gasthuisstraat 53, 5171 GD Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood, European Dinner +31 416 272 033
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Mykonos

Reviewed By frank3357 - Sarstedt, Germany

Well worth a visit. Great food at reasonable prices compared to nearby locations. Staff are very friendly and help to provide a pleasant evening.

3. De Roestelberg

Roestelbergseweg 2, 5171 RL Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 416 333 079
Excellent
31%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

De Roestelberg

Reviewed By foodieMunich_Germany - Kufstein, Austria

We entered this restaurant with two children, two dogs and two babies after a very rainy afternoon hike in the surrounding Nature Park. As expected the place was packed. We found a table in the back and discovered the great beer selection. The restaurant has at least ten quality beers on tap and a fine selection of regional and (strong) Belgian beers with or without appetizers. We enjoyed the cosy atmosphere and the friendly staff. Yes the beer and the cheese were great.

4. Mandarijn Asian Kitchen

Van Andelstraat 19, 5141 PB, Waalwijk, The Netherlands Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Asian Dinner +31 416 343 387
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Mandarijn Asian Kitchen

Reviewed By hcy_cathy

It's my second time to this restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere is still as great as the first time. Heartwarming service as always and the owner were very friendly to us. About the food, both Chinese and Japanese dishes are unexpectedly great! So I would definitely bring my friends to here next time!

5. Eetcafe Kandinsky

Grotestraat 212, 5141 HE, Waalwijk, The Netherlands Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Dutch, Bar, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 416 563 622
Excellent
41%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Eetcafe Kandinsky

Eetcafé Kandinsky stands for honest, good food in a cozy friendly environment. Lunch, diner or small bites on our Terrace or restaurant. The art of enjoyment!

Reviewed By Tjackso2 - Prague, Czech Republic

Staying at Efteling and wanted to eat somewhere off-site so decided to go into Waalwijk (10 minutes drive). Chose the Kandinsky as it is in the centre and good ratings. Great choice! The sharing platters to start are something different with smoked tuna, duck, oysters, etc. We tried a few main courses - veal was great, burgers fantastic, fish of the day excellent, pasta very tasty. Really can't fault the food at all - and the service also very good. In fact, we went back the night after for a repeat performance. Best to book so you're not disappointed!

6. Restaurant Sfeerlijk

Raadhuisstraat 158, 5161 BK Sprang-Capelle, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi French, Seafood Dinner, Lunch +31 416 280 997
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 67 reviews

Restaurant Sfeerlijk

Reviewed By jderijk - Paris, France

We had the privilege to visit Sfeerlijk two times. Hidden in a beautiful village in Brabant Sfeerlijk is one of those hidden gems. This small and cozy restaurant is run by a great couple. From the moment you arrive you feel welcome and you're greeted with a smile, delicious finger food and home made bread. Perfectly prepared courses such as coquille with white chocolate and Angus beef in red whine morel sauce were mouthwatering. The wines accompany the dishes perfectly. They even have some great local brewed beers as an alternative.I would definitely recommend going for the complete 6 course tasting menu and make sure to leave room for the cheese plate, you will not regret it. One of our favorite restaurants outside Paris.

7. Ristorante & Wine Bar Isolani

Bernhardstraat 10 | Parkeren Unaplein, 5141 GK, Waalwijk, The Netherlands Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Dinner, Drinks, Lunch +31 416 348 222
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Ristorante & Wine Bar Isolani

Reviewed By Pullz - Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Best Italian restaurant in town. The food is good, the atmosphere so very Italian, even a bit hectic (love it). Service is friendly, but a bit slow. Don't go there for a quick bite, sometimes it takes ages to get your course on the table. But the food is worth waiting for.

8. Bistro JAN by De Luwte

Kloosterwerf 23, 5141 GN, Waalwijk, The Netherlands Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European, French Dinner, Lunch +31 416 349 481
Excellent
38%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Bistro JAN by De Luwte

Reviewed By Marno S - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Every few months we visit 'De Luwte' in Waalwijk, and we're never disappointed. The restaurant is located in a small path near the church in the centre of Waalwijk. The building is an old monumental farm which has two spaces: the new, modern part, and the old, more intimate part. The menu changes every X months, so every time we visit we're suprised. On top of the menu they have a 'catch of the day'. Last time we visited it was langoustines with prawns. Every dish is made up beautifully: your plate looks like a painting, and the food tastes great. The wines are also delicious. We usually have a bottle of wine. Make sure you have enough room for dessert! Last but not least: the staff is very hospitable, friendly and attentive, especially the host who takes time to have a small chat with his guests. The price is a bit expensive (in comparison to the other restaurants and cafés in the area), but well worth it. We can't wait to visit 'De Luwte' again!

9. Borrel Restaurant James

Tilburgseweg 6, 5161 DA Sprang-Capelle, The Netherlands Reservations Seafood, International, Gastropub Dinner, Lunch +31 416 283 555
Excellent
21%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Borrel Restaurant James

Reviewed By Cynicoren - Beersheba, Israel

The restaurant is located north of Efteling (a few minutes drive) and really close to the hotel we stayed in - the NH Waalwijk.
The waitresses were very nice, and the design inside was cute in a fine way. It seems to be a place where the locals spend their time in a nice atmosphere, and it wasn't too crowded.
The food was mostly Dutch, with a little Indonesian influences. We got the food after 20-30 minutes after reservation (which made us a little anxious), but when we got it we were very please - both from the sight and the taste of it.
I can only say, that every dish we got was between good and excellent, and if I'll ever be in that part of the Netherlands again, I will surely come back

10. Cafe Restaurant Het Galgenwiel

Burgemeester Smeelelaan 124, 5144 NK, Waalwijk, The Netherlands Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 416 332 538
Excellent
20%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 72 reviews

Cafe Restaurant Het Galgenwiel

Reviewed By Erik P - Waalwijk, The Netherlands

This restaurant does serve good food......... If they don't send you away!
Before this restaurant burnt down, it was really good. Food was good, personnel was good, it couldn't be better.
After it was rebuilt, (almost) everything changed for the worse!
The food is still good...
We always make a reservation, as we know it is crowded. Unfortunately, the last 5 times we did make a reservation, we got sent away 3 times!!!
They simply didn't have space for us (AND other customers as well) because the tables were still full with people.
They make the terrible mistake all the time, to book tables early (17:00) and book the same table again at 19:00 for the next shift. If the customers of the early shift don't leave in time, they send you away.....
Never again!

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