Dear customer, dear friends,

Bye bye 2020, hello 2021

We have decided not to open our restaurant until the end of 2020. We want to start back in full glory and in complete safety. That is why we unfortunately also have to cancel the reservations after December 13, and this until the end of the year. Everyone who has booked for October, November and December will be contacted personally.

Reschedule canceled reservations

Because we would like you to join us again, we propose a new date in January, February or March. We will contact you quickly so that your place is guaranteed. Vouchers that expire in 2020 are automatically renewed.

Boutique Raphaël

The cozy outdoor experience boutique will remain open until December 20. Same formula: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10am - 7pm). Local products, vegetable packages, delicious home preparations such as shrimp croquettes, bisque, game, smoked fish and pâté. And finally, let the fire speak and we conjure up beautiful products from our fire oven: sourdough bread, raisin bread, pizza, kebab Hiele style and much more. You can reserve pizza and game via

Hieles Christmas boxes

Christmas will look different for all of us this year. But no less culinary for that. We present our boxes especially for Christmas. They can be ordered via our site and this from Tuesday, November 24. Reservations can be made up to and including December 20, 9 p.m., pick-up is possible on December 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Day trippers

We want to keep everything fresh every day. So we do not work with home delivery or collection points. If you live a little further than the sea, plan your day trip, get a breath of fresh air and combine it with a visit to our boutique. A fun trip and a nice alternative to busy Christmas shopping! For those who order and collect our Christmas box, we have a sustainable gift ready…

Hopefully back to normal soon, and in the meantime we will continue to spoil you with all kinds of goodies. We miss you!

Until then!

Team W.

Restaurant Willem Hiele

"Do you also love the sound of the crashing waves, the salty air and the seagulls gliding over the rolling dunes? For me, the North Sea is a source of inspiration and a playground where I can lose myself every day. Because of my uncle who was a fisherman in Icelandic waters and my father who tended apple trees in our garden, I became fascinated at a young age by the unadulterated bounty of the polder landscape.

Many adventures later, I started serving evening meals in my parents' former fisherman's cottage. The concept has grown organically into a full-fledged restaurant where Shannah and I welcome 30 guests on a daily basis. Our cuisine is based on superior seasonal ingredients, such as peas and asparagus from our own garden, and the best seafood from our North Sea. Classics such as mussels and shrimps are used in creative preparations. Without excess. This is how I strive to extract the deepest flavours from my produce.

My cooking style is a reflection of how I am in my personal life. Always respectful of the product, the professional and our guest. That is why it is crucial for me to explain the story behind my dishes myself. My wife (your hostess!) Shannah also shares like no other my fiery vision of gastronomy. She brings the same personal touch to the table with her sense of hospitality. Without her unconditional support and mischievous smile, I would never have gotten where I am today. And, naturally, I'd also like to invite you to the restaurant to make sure we add new chapters to our story. See you soon. Together at the table."

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