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Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert'

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Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
+31 43 306 2499
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here when the sun was shining, the place was packed but it took only a while before we could sit down. The terrace is immense. Nice staff. More than 20 different sorts of beer. Nice regional food. One sentence great place !

Thank Gerard V
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the 'woods' close to belgium and germany this place offers a great choice of beers . The food is typical pubfare nothing really special but reliable. Friendly staff

Thank Gelderlander
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We got here just in time before closing and enjoyed a wonderful meal with great beer. We loved the rustic, 'cabin in the woods' ambiance and the wonderful smell from the food. It was super cozy and inviting. I look forward to eating here again the next time we visit Limburg.

Thank Fireflyglows G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great beer that's specially brewed for 't Hijgend Hert. Nice ambiance that make's you feel you're having a great holiday with enjoyable comforting food 365 days a year. Sometimes its a bit overcrowded....

Thank Isidore P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great local beers. Service could be better if they would be more customer friendly. We were there with a group of friends They messed up an order and were a bit pushy.

Thank rfmunsel
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Was here already several times and the location is awesome. Food and drinks match well to this place, atmosphere is quiet but not boring. A large selection of possibile drinks and the choice to eat is extremely large.

Thank AJLoffeld
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the idea of the cafe/ restaurant in the forest. The ambience is nice , you can choose to sit outside or inside, I like that the place is pet friendly and saw staff giving cookies for dogs! ! Food is nice, I had a ham sandwich and was huge and fresh.Definitely I have to come back again!

Thank Luciana S
Vaals, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came up a a sunny Sunday the place was packed but the turnover on tables is quick enough. The huge list of beers will make any connoisseur a happy person to enjoy a pint after a walk. Come in winter time and try the wild platter as a snack. Will come a again for sure.

Thank Katy845
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Arriving at this cafe you'll find yourself in an area unlike anywhere else in the Netherlands. It's in the hills in the middle of a forest. It's a beautiful location, and there are a lot of walking trails around. Eventually you'll be craving for a drink or a meal, and Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert offers the solution. It's almost always... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant is a special one, located in the forest and middle of nowhere. We enjoy going there when in the area. It has a large parking in walking distance, the last 100m you will have to walk. When it's dark, get your cell phone light on, certainly when it has been freezing. Very good selection of beers, their own... More 

Thank Michael D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Vijlen
  • Phone Number: +31 43 306 2499
A welcoming restaurant and bar in the middle of the woods. Food is mainly wild game, rich and tasty. Log fires and wood burning stoves. There is no type of cuisine in your list to describe the type of food. 'Artisan' or 'Rustic' springs to mind. Perhaps you should add them to the list.

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