Eating & Drinking


Terschelling has a large variety of restaurants.  Whether you want to eat in a cosy brasserie, have an informal meal at a beach pavillion or a luxury five course meal with a view, the island has every imaginable restaurant suitable for every budget.  Just take your pick!


Restaurant eetcafe De Rustende Jager

Actief Cafe has been providing excellent quality for every budget and taste since 1965. A lovely spot, where you are welcome from 11:00 am -11:00 pm, 365 days of the year. Free live music and other attractions. The kitchen is open from 11:00 am - 9:30 pm. We are located next to the Formerum windmill.

Nr. 23
8894 KB Formerum

Wrakkenmuseum De Boerderij

In 1975, owner and wreck diver Hille van Dieren started diving up and collecting inventory documents from the many shipwrecks around Terschelling Island. The museum has a large collection of oddities dating from 1650 to modern times. It is an exciting museum for adults and children alike.

Formerum Zuid 13
8894 KH Formerum Terschelling

Formerum aan Zee


This could well be the best beach pavilion of Terschelling!

The ZandZeeBar is a modern and colorful beach pavilion on the broad Noordzeestrand beach near Formerum.

Badweg 8
8894 KW Formerum


Strandpaviljoen Kaap Hoorn

At the end of the Hoorn badweg, you can enjoy the most delicious small bites and juices while relaxing at beach pavilion Kaap Hoorn. For that ultimate vacation feeling! Opens at 10:00 am. We cater to parties and celebrations.


Badweg Hoorn 16
8896 KC Hoorn Terschelling

Café-restaurant De Groene Weide

Enjoy a delicious meal, relax at the outdoor facilities, and enjoy performances by Hessel and Tess.

Dorpsstraat 81
8896 JD Hoorn

Restaurant de Reis

Dining in a Mediterranean setting!
With an open kitchen, more than 100 seats indoors, and an outdoor dining area with shaded and sunny seating - Spanish Restaurant ?De Reis? is the beating heart of Hoorn.

Specialties: tapas, paella, and children's menus.

Opens every day at 4:00 pm during peak season.
Closed on Monday for siestas.

Dorpsstraat 58
8896 JG Hoorn

Restaurant Zonneweelde

Pub-Restaurant with playground!


Welcome to the Zonneweelde! You can find us in beautiful Hoorn, on the east end of Terschelling. It is the ideal place to relax. Of course you should enjoy a cup of coffee, or a delicious lunch. And what about a lovely dinner?!! Food is delicious at cafe-restaurant Zonneweelde. We have not forgotten the children. They will have a wonderful time at our large playground!

The Zonneweelde has a liquor license, and you can order your favorite beverages here.

In other words: Zonneweelde is the perfect cafe-restaurant for the entire family.

We hope to see you soon on our sunny patio!

The Zonneweelde Team

Dorpsstraat 40
8896 JE Hoorn


Restaurant en bierencafé 't Wapen van Terschelling

Diner and Beer Cafe 't Wapen is located in Midsland, and we have plenty of space on our sunny outdoor seating area.

Indoors, you can enjoy the warm ambiance of days gone by, as well as tasty dishes and snacks. We are a member of the Alliance of Beer Pubs, specialized in beer.

Beer lovers will feel at home here, and can enjoy a large selection of beers on tap, as well as bottled beers.

Oosterburen 25
8891 GA Midsland

Pura Vida

Oosterburen 36
8891 GC Midsland Terschelling

Eetcafé Onder de Pannen

Eetcafé Onder de Pannen staat bekend om z'n bekend gezelligheid zowel binnen als op het terras. Je kunt er heerlijk eten voor een eerlijke prijs.

Geopend vanaf 16:00 uur. 's Maandags gesloten.


Heereweg 22
8891 HS Midsland Terschelling

Oud Hollandsch Restaurant

The restaurant is located in downtown Midsland. Meat and fish dishes are prepared according to traditional Dutch recipes, and we have children's menus for the kids. You can eat outside on the patio or in the garden, if weather permits. Opened daily from 5:00 pm. Closed in January and February. Cozy restaurant located at the lovely eastern neighbors of Midsland.

Oosterburen 10
8891 GC Midsland

Pizzeria La Grotta

Along the lovely main street of Midsland on Terschelling island, is Pizzeria-Restaurant La Grotta.

We serve many dishes, such as pizzas, pasta, meat and fish.
We also serve vegetarian meals.

We are happy to deliver!!!!!

Open M - Su 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Oosterburen 20
8891 GC Midsland

Restaurant-cafe De Koffiepot

Centrally located in Midsland (the "beating heart" of Terschelling) is cafe-restaurant De Koffiepot.

Eating and drinking is an everyday activity, but we make a party out of this necessity. We like to treat our guests to a delicious cup of Illy coffee, or a mug of organic Simon Levelt tea. Maybe you would like to add a homemade pastry, of a slice of Terschellinger Potjekoek.

In addition to the cafe, we are also a restaurant and serve delicious lunches and a la cart dishes. Everything we do reflects top quality and hospitality. The unique collection of coffee pots, soothing music, a variety of magazines, and a relaxed, comfortable ambiance makes this a wonderful place to be.

Dogs are welcome, and we have toys for your little ones.

We hope to see you soon at De Koffiepot.

Olaf and Maamke Pheifer and Staff

Oosterburen 26
8891 GC Midsland

Mexican Steakhouse Restaurant El Leon Rojo

Enjoy grilled meat and fish dishes, and Mexican cuisine. We also serve special children's menus and vegetarian dishes!

Heereweg 11
8881 HS Midsland

Pannenkoekenhuis Hans&Grietje

Our fully renovated child-friendly Pannenkoekenhuis (Pancake House) offers a wide selection of traditional pancakes and poffertjes (tiny pancakes). We also serve delicious meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as lunch dishes, and possibly the best coffee on Terschelling, to be enjoyed at our sunny outdoor eating area or attractive restaurant. Right next to the Midsland church, this is a cozy, attractive, affordable place to eat!

Our service is our calling card, which is why we provide FREE WIFI INTERNET, a children's play corner, EDIBLE coloring pages and a fully furnished baby room with clean diapers, wipes and a microwave with jars of baby food. For your trusty four-legged friend, we always have a bowl of water and serve delicious dog treats!

We open daily at 11:00 am.

Westerburen 4-6
8891 GP Midsland

Eetcafé Dammesaan

Located in Oosterburen, in Midsland, Terschelling.
The building has a white bell gable.

Visit us for …

Good food and drink, karaoke, billiards, darts
"Eredivisie" live football, wifi internet, meals to go.

In other words… A cafe to visit often!

Opened daily from 11:00 am - 2:00 am.

Oosterburen 3
8891 GA Midsland

Midsland Noord

De Drie Grapen

Enjoy a meal at our welcoming "jutters paleis" (beachcomber palace) where island ambiance is visible and tangible. Don't leave too quickly after eating, but stay a while to enjoy the fire in the rustic fireplace, and keep the evening chill at bay. En experience you will never forget.

When the weather is fine, you can enjoy the sunshine in our beautiful courtyard.

Dorreveldweg 2
Midsland Noord

't Golfje

Helga Stobbe and her staff are eager to welcome you to her centrally located, friendly and cozy restaurant, with a view of the countryside around Midsland, where you can sit on the sheltered patio and look far into the distance on a fine day. The cuisine features many different international influences.

We only use top quality produce for our dishes. In addition to various seasonal fish and meat dishes, we also have a separate vegetarian menu. Our dishes can be paired with wines and organic juices.

See our website for current opening hours.

Heereweg 22a
8891 HS Midsland

Midsland aan Zee

Strandpaviljoen De Branding

De Branding is a new beach pavilion in Midsland aan Zee. It is the first pavilion on Terschelling licensed to remain open all year.

A relaxed ambiance, friendly service and the beautiful view ensure an unforgettable experience at this lovely pavilion! Young and old are welcome to enjoy good food and drinks at a reasonable price.

You can read the current menu at


Midsland aan Zee 457
8891HV Midsland aan zee


Strandpaviljoen Heartbreak Hotel

Located at the end of the Oosterend badweg. (It’s down at the end of a lonely street) is beach pavilion Heartbreak Hotel. Entirely decorated in the style of the 1950s and 60s, you can enjoy a view of the sea all season long.

We have an elaborate lunch menu, including the famous "Burning Love Burger" which won second place on (top ten list), with fresh fish and meat dishes featured on the menu in the evening.

Heartbreak Hotel is always a party, with Elvis the beachcomber!

Einde van de badweg Oosterend
Oosterend aan zee

Restaurant Heeren van der Schelling

Ons Restaurant is located in a stunning, more than 100 year old Terschelling farmhouse, in Oosterend.

During the day, the attractive outdoor restaurant is the perfect place to rest while enjoying a cup of real coffee, a drink, or a spectacular lunch.

In the evening, you can enjoy a meal by the open fire, or enjoy our tasting menu.

Oosterend 43
8897 AX Oosterend

West aan Zee

Strandpaviljoen West aan Zee

This is the westernmost beach pavilion on the Noordzeestrand beach of Terschelling...

Lounge, cranberry cheesecake, swimming, jacuzzi, lunch, fresh mussels, bbq, bubblies, happas, enjoy, smoked fish, peppermint tea, relax, fireplace, fresh smoothies, campfire, organic champagne, dinner...

Absolutely indescribably disorienting... West aan Zee...

p/a Boomstraat 1
8881 BS West-Terschelling


Brasserie Brandaris

More than 50 years of hospitality and fun.

Wonderful Terschelling ambiance, friendly service, delicious food at affordable prices, where everybody feels at home!

Located under the lighthouse in the Boomstraat.

Where you can pick up your meal TO GO, or have it DELIVERED anywhere on the island! (0562-443930) or


Boomstraat 3
8881 BS West Terschelling

Café de Zomer

Torenstraat 19
8881 BG West-Terschelling

Pizzeria Isola Bella

Pizzeria “Isola Bella” has a large heated outdoor dining area. Delicious appetizers and large selection of pizzas, pasta, vegetarian, meat and fish dishes. Very suitable for families with children, but also for groups and parties. We deliver between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Hoofdweg 17
8881 HA West-Terschelling

de Bras, Wine & Dine

Taste the Wad
In the Caracol kitchen, the most delicious and freshest ingredients from the mudflats as well as local Terschellinger produce, are used with passion and patience. Our menu changes with the seasons, depending on what nature offers us.

At our attractive restaurant, you can enjoy seasonal products such as: lamb in the spring, wild fresh sea bass from May - September, mussels, oysters, cockles, cranberries or our popular game dishes in the fall.

Everything comes straight from the land, meat from Terschellinger cattle who graze freely on our island, line-caught sea bass, organic vegetables (many from our own garden), and edible flowers we cultivate ourselves.

Every ingredient is prepared in our own kitchen, with modern processes and respect for the trade. Owner and Chef de Cuisine Werner Zuurman regularly attends apprenticeships at starred restaurants such as De Librije in Zwolle. Which you can taste... in our day-fresh sauces, soups and desserts.

Visit our idyllic restaurant, and enjoy a seat at our cozy outdoor dining area! The wine list is dominated by Portuguese wines, which can be ordered by the glass. Vegetarians will find much to please them, from starting courses to desserts.

To be sure of your table, please make your reservatiuon at: 0562-44 36 94

Wecome! Werner Zuurman

CARACOL Restaurant, open from 5:00 pm, kitchen closed on Tuesdays.

Torenstraat 32
8881 BK West-Terschelling

Restaurant de Heksenketel

At this restaurant, hospitality and ambiance come first! Wonderful meals in an informal setting, at an affordable price.
Restaurant de Heksenketel is well-known on Terschelling.

Opened T-Su after 5:00 pm.

Reservations by telephone from 1:00 pm.

W. Barentszstraat 2
8881 BP West-Terschelling

Restaurant Nap

Hotel Nap has a cozy and welcoming restaurant, with an outdoor dining area along the Brandaris lighthouse square, in downtown West. Our menu offers a large selection of meat and fish dishes, Terschelling specialties and - depending on the season - mussels, asparagus, and game. For our youngest guests, we have a special children's menu, coloring pages and a Lego play area.

Torenstraat 55
8881 BH West-Terschelling

Restaurant Oepkes

Have a refined dinner in our restaurant or on our terrace. Original specialties of the island and a nice selection of fish and vegetarian dishes.

De Ruyterstraat 1-3
8881 AM West-Terschelling

Restaurant Boschrijck

WestCord Residentie Boschrijck, located in the forest, is alongside the bicycle path to Noordzeestrand beach. It is the perfect spot to have dinner with the entire family. Children can choose from a special children's menu, after which they can enjoy themselves at one of our playgrounds (both indoors and outdoors).

You can take your time while your children enjoy themselves!

Sportlaan 5
8881 EP West-Terschelling

Paviljoen de Walvis

De Walvis, possibly the most beautiful spot in all of the Netherlands. A unique location on the Groene Strand beach, at the foot of the tall dune near West Terschelling. A gorgeous view of the mudflats. Enjoy all the beauty of nature from the comfort of our patio, sun room, veranda or indoors. We serve a delicious lunch and dinner, and many other delights.

Our business hours are from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm during winter months, in the summer season we are open from 10:00 am to midnight. Wednesday is our day off.

Unfortunately, you cannot reach us by phone or email, but please feel free to drop by.

See you soon at De Walvis pavilion.
Marleen, John and Neeke.

Groene Strand
8881 AB West-Terschelling

Loods Lounge Restaurant

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with the most beautiful view at the harbour.

Willem Barentszkade 39
8881 BD West-Terschelling

Eetcafe de Richel

Good food and drink at a reasonable price. The patio has a view of the midget golf range and playground equipment. Opened May-June-July-August-September. Eatery with a large, new outdoor dining area, midget golf course, and playground.

Hoofdweg 8
8881 HA West-Terschelling

Café de Zomer

Cozy steakhouse for the whole family!

Torenstraat 19
8881 BG West-Terschelling