Restaurant 't Ailand

Restaurant 't Ailand is full of love for the sea, nature and the Waddenland.

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Restaurant 't Ailand is located on the Wadden Sea at the tip of the Haven. Wad fishermen Jan and Barbara Geertsema serve their own catch and the catch of their colleagues here. You can enjoy fresh gurnard, cod and sea bass. And of course also Wild Wad Oysters, shrimps, cockles, directly from the Wad.

The fish is not breaded, but fried on the skin and served with home-made fries. For vegetarians and 'fish leavers' the cook likes to cook something extra on the table, such as a hachée of seitan or a beef stew.

There is a casual homely atmosphere and children are welcome. Dogs are also no problem as long as they behave. 't Ailand is also the home base for our Wadden Sea trips, and Workshops are given in the fishing workshop.

Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday closed
  • Every wednesday closed
  • Every thursday closed
  • Every friday from 11:00 to 19:00
  • Every saturday from 11:00 to 19:00
  • Every sunday from 11:00 to 19:00
  • In the winter half year (September until Ascension Day) the kitchen closes after 7 p.m.
    In the summer half year (Ascension Day up to and including September) the kitchen closes after 8 p.m.
    * t Ailand is also open on public holidays if the public holiday falls on the weekend (Fri to Sun)


  • Dinner from: €12.50
  • Main course from: €20.00
  • Payment options: Cash, PIN, VVV Dinercheque


Disabled facilities

  • Explanation of accessibility: The access to the restaurant has a sloping driveway suitable for wheelchair users. The roof terrace in only accessible via a spiral staircase.


  • Notes accessibility OV: Take bus line 163 Groningen to Lauwersoog or Bus line 151 from Leeuwarden to Lauwersoog. Get off at the "visafslag" or "haven" stop.
  • Notes parking: Parking is available in front of the door.


  • Pets: Pets only on leads

Eating establishment

  • Eating establishment: No
  • Eating establishment: Yes
  • Eating establishment: Yes
  • Take-away available: Yes
  • Delivery available: No
  • Type of eating establishment: Eating establishment, Lunchroom, Restaurant, Bar serving food
  • Nationality of cuisine: Dutch, International
  • Speciality cuisine: Vegetarian, Fish, Meat/steaks, (Flemish) fries