Food and dining in Eemsdelta

Whether you’d like to eat in a charming church or want to be served dinner above the waves of the Eems river: Eemsdelta features a huge variety of restaurants. From a lovely extensive night out to a quick bite, be sure to sample the various flavours of the area. 

De Basiliek | Fairy-tale beauty

Appingedam – Restaurant De Basiliek is located in a truly special location: the Sint Nicolaaskerk in Appingedam. Their menu has many delicious options, including a selection of dishes made from homegrown products referred to as ‘Dutch cuisine’. But then: the shrimp from Zoutkamp and ingredients for their ultra-Groningen mustard soup also come from nearby.

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‘De Remise’ fish shop | Fresh fish

Termunten – Until 1948, goods from Ter Apel and Delfzijl and vice versa were transported by railway. Small railway workshops were established along the route for maintenance of the carriages. Two of them have been retained, and one of them – the one in the village of Termunten – has been converted into a fish shop. Be sure to stop over when cruising the Dollard to sample their delicious fish. 

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Eemshotel | Enjoy a meal outside the dyke

Delfzijl – The Eemshotel is located on high columns in the waters of the Dollard; one of those rare spots where people can enjoy their meal outside the dyke. Their restaurant has a lovely view over the water as far as the seawalls of Germany. They serve contemporary and classic dishes, with fresh fish, locally-produced vegetables and surprising combinations of flavours. 

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Ristorante dell ‘Arte | Mediterranean delight

Godlinze – Enjoy all the delights of Mediterranean cuisine in the mediaeval and monastery-like ambiance of Ristorante dell ‘Arte. Chef Roberto Santanera prepares his delicious dishes with passion, temperament and – naturally – fresh ingredients. Take a good look around because this restaurant has various features from old churches, such as a parsonage table. Sample that real Italian food. 

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Borg Ewsum tearoom | Back in time

Middelstum – The Ewsum manor estate was established on the edge of the village of Middelstum in the 14th century. Although all that’s left of the manor itself is ruins, there is still plenty left to enjoy. Take in the historic gardens with a tearoom housed in the former manor treasury. They serve coffee and tea with apple pie, brownies and other delicacies. 

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