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Boscafe 't Hijgend Hert'

Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
+31 43 306 2499
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“great place” (3 reviews)
“several times” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Harles 23, 6294 NG Vijlen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Sort of Hansel and Gretel house in the forest with nice food and drinks! A little difficult to go with a racing bike on the path through the forest (and no bicycle stand?). But this makes the places also special and distinctive. Big outdoor area...More

Thank Lisanne-76
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

after two times visit... very expensive 2 beer ( 🍻) 6,80 for normal pilsner? and rude service, unclean glass... noisy peacock ...

Thank iva h
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited this place after a driving tour through Southern Limburg. As is at was Easter weekend, the palce was packed, but we could rather easy managed to get a table. It's a cosy cafe/restaurant with an impressive choice of beers... The kids had 'poffertjes'...More

Thank morevish
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We have been hiking at Vijlenerbos many times. ‘t Hijgend Hert is a perfect place for a drink or meal afterwards. Will surely visit many times in the future.

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this place several times especially when we go for a hike. It is a bit rough around the edges but in general a vibrant place. Always busy, nice for kids as they have some animals as well. Food is good if you are hungry.

Thank Friembi0203
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It's a nicely decorated place in a beautiful area. It's a good place to have lunch, dinner, or just a coffee break. Their menu is extensive, and also includes lots of vegetarian dinner options. They have many different beers. It all tastes great!

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Cozy meeting place for hikers, sportmen, families in the wood of Vijlen. The food was good, big portion and tasty. Nice atmosphere.

Thank dreikes
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The lovely countryside surroundings is the only good thing about the place. Other than that it was horrendous. We ordered a starter (bread and a cheese platter - takes 5 minutes to prepare!) and the main course. Waited for an hour(!) with empty glasses, nobody...More

Thank kristina354
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lovely setting in the woods. Decent pub food. Attitude of senior waiter was terrible and spoiled visit. Very disappointing after the good reviews that we read before going to the cafe.

Thank tartantraveller2017
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This pub/dining is nicely situated in the hills of south-Netherland. Cosy atmosphere, good beers and decent kitchen. Open for lunch and diner. A good place to end after a beautifull day of hillwalking

Thank R F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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