Trip down memory lane
Hotel Van der Werff Schiermonnikoog Island.
Hotel Van der Werff on the small carfree Wadden island of Schiermonnikoog is not a hotel. It is an institution and a trip back in time. It hasn’t seen any significant change since the late fifties, when Prince Bernhard used to come here shooting hares with his ‘mates’. Stepping into the dim, brown bar with it’s billiard-table is already quite an experience. Locals and guests buy each other drinks till late into the night. Don’t expect the grumpy owner to be friendly, because he won’t be.
Not when you arrive and not when you leave. But one way or another, Jan Fischer knows how to please his guests. There are stories of families that have been going there for generations. Maybe it is the restaurant that’s the magic of this place. Waiters in pitch-black serve you through and through old-fashioned Dutch cuisine. So, meat with gravy, vegetables with a sauce, and of course potatoes ‡ la Van Gogh. It might sound a bit outmoded, but the food is done so well, you have to try it. Is there more? Yep. Reservations are made without the usual request for a creditcard number.
I told you – it’s a trip down memory lane.
Reeweg 2 9166 PX Schiermonnikoog
Doubles from Eur. 57.50