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Kruisweg 70B, 2011LG Haarlem, The Netherlands
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Kaunas County, Lithuania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very well located restaurant (good to make a stop on a way for shopping) with excellent quality food. It's not fancy but sutble, which I prefer more. I recommend having ribs as an appetizer and meat of the day as the main course. The owner is a charming person who will make your stay even better.

Thank Klaudija D
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The place is very cozy, the service was very friendly, I tried a very different dish (Cuscus with eggplants), don't ever order it :) but my friends' dishes were amazing (Beef and Fish), I just chose wrongly. Their creme brulee is very very delicious, very small portion though. The waiter was very genuine to bring food for our dog, on... More 

Thank Eman M
North Carolina
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138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We liked that s restaurant so much we ate there twice. The owner/chef is very nice and the menu is original and all delicious.

Thank ExNewYorker
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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284 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fridaynight and meeting up with an old collegue who just moved to Haarlem. After visiting his new place we walked down town and passed the terrace of this place. They offered a three course dinner, so we sat down. The food is tasty, but the portions are rather small so it was good we choose the three course dinner. For... More 

Thank Tbirdt-bird444
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Always looking for good restaurants near Haarlem station to have diner with friends. This time we tried Bij Tholen because of their varied menu. The starter was excellent: "bordje Bij Tholen". Good tasting soup, small fried shrimp, tuna with wasibi and fine tasting meats. Thank god no bread. As second course my friend had the tomato risotto and I tasted... More 

Thank X10Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

In Haarlem,staying with family,we all decided to have a family dinner out all 8 of us, age 11 to 59! We successfully booked online.We had the 25 euro 3 course meal( children though sharing starter and dessert). The service was relaxed and friendly,broad menu and everybody catered for.The food when it arrived was surprisingly attractively presented and very generous portions.The... More 

Thank adrianwayne
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Due to a dinner with friends from highschool many years ago of one them suggested 'Bij Tholen' (means at or chez Tholen). So we went. It is on the way from the railway station to the city centre, so i had seen it several times, but had never been there. We choose for the three courses and I started with... More 

Thank WillemVelserbroek
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Went here tonight, for the first time. The service and interior are okay, not outstanding but good enough (the lights where we were sitting were too bright and one staff member could have been more friendly, although he came across as someone who has real culinary knowledge, which I think is a plus). The food though was superbly delicious!! We... More 

Thank Sjakie57
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived at about 5.30pm, was quiet. We had the starter to share which was lovely and filling, on the platter were croquettes were tasty, courgette soup, selection of cold meats, bread with cheese and raw tuna which I didn't like but that's my personal preference. Main - I had fish of the day, Halibut which was cooked well, it... More 

Thank BlackButterfly777
Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Good food, nice staff. We ordered Risotto, which my wife found it too salty (but I am ok with it), and fish of the day, which was very good. Also ordered creme brule and port wine and both are good as well. Will go there again if I visit Harleem again in future.

Thank Sam1130

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kruisweg 70B, 2011LG Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: 31235319625
Bij Tholen is opened for coffee, lunch, drinks and dinner. We offer our guests at every time of the day the things they are in the mood for; a sandwich with coffee on their way to work, a lunch with friends our colleagues, a good glass of wine with bites after shopping or our outstanding menu in the evening.

Bij Tholen is located in the centre of Haarlem, between the station en 'de Grote Markt'.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?