5x waterfront restaurants to dock at

Temperatures are shooting up this week and the sun is finally emerging behind the clouds. High time to hit the water with some cold drinks and friends to work on your tan. The occasional mooring at waterfront restaurants is also part of it, which is why MASTERS is tipping some hot spots to make it easy for you.Text: Patrick Stoffer

The Grachthof in Giethoorn

Giethoorn is also known as the Venice of the Netherlands. Sailing your boat through the narrow canals of the fairytale village can sometimes cause a traffic jam on the water, but you can interrupt it by stepping ashore at De Grachthof. From soup to beef carpaccio and North Sea sole to beet falafel wrap. There's definitely a dish in here that's right up your alley.

Porto on the Loosdrecht lakes

Moor with your boat in the harbor adjacent to Porto. Overlooking the Loosdrecht lakes, you can enjoy lunch or dinner here. Because of the lovely lounge with fireplace you can stay here until the late hours.

Tante Kee in Kaag

This Bib Gourmand restaurant is well worth mooring after a day of boating on the Kagerplassen. From the outdoor terrace you have a beautiful view over the water, where several boats moor and dock throughout the day. Several passionate top chefs are ready to provide you with gastronomic surprises.


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George Marina in Amsterdam

On Amsterdam's Amstel River you'll find George Marina, one of Amsterdam's hot spots. Enjoy the boats passing by and the beautiful view of the Amstel Quarter. After a wonderful day on the water, it's time for a glass of bubbly with fresh oysters or a delicious plate of sushi.


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More-Itz in Drimmelen

Escape from the hectic life in the countryside. Located at the marina of National Park the Biesbosch you can stop here for a snack and a drink and watch the most beautiful boats and yachts sail by.