Grand Café

Enjoy while you are hardly able to take it all in

Welcome to Grand Café Nautique in Vlaardingen, a place where you can have breakfast in the fresh morning air, have an extensive lunch, have a drink, or enjoy a delicious dinner while the ships glide past. Without starched tablecloths, but with a sunny terrace allowing you to unwind for a moment. With all the delicious food from our open kitchen, and the dynamics on the water you will hardly be able to take it all in. Do you want to escape the hectic pace of everyday life? Then you can relax at our grand café by the water while enjoying a cup of coffee, a cold glass of beer, or a delicious glass of wine.

When looking at our menu you will notice that sailors such as Bertus Zijdenbos from Vlaardingen and the participants of the Volvo Ocean Race have inspired us. Our food and drinks are conscious, cool, international, and a little adventurous. Are you curious about the wines we offer? Come have a look in our water-cooled wine cellar, and choose the bottle of wine you like the best. Make yourself at home!

Grand Café

With all the delicious food from our open kitchen, and the dynamics on the water you will hardly be able to take it all in.

Our menu

Shared Sunday lunch

Shared Sunday lunch

We have something special for everyone who wants to celebrate in a special setting, but also if you simply want to catch up with a few people while overlooking the dynamic river. We serve a shared lunch (a selection of small cold/warm dishes from our menu which you can taste, served in 3 courses) at our Grand Café every Sunday. Delicious, timeless dining guaranteed.

31 pp. | Children between 4 and 12 years old, 15 pp.

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‘Wet tea” high tea

‘Wet tea” high tea

We serve ‘Wet Tea’, an authentic line of tea from Rotterdam, translated with a playful touch.
The tea has been carefully selected and comes in pyramid-shaped bags so you can enjoy a nice cup of tea with your meal. And of course, it tastes mightily fine!

If you plan on visiting us with a larger group of people we will reserve one of our cozy rooms for a high tea in an intimate setting for 95,-. These rooms also provide a marvelous view over the Nieuwe Maas. 

Can be booked between 12:00 and 17:00.

23,50 pp.

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Terrace

Terrace

The Grand Café is surrounded by sun-drenched terraces. You can practically touch the tough sea giants and luxurious cruise ships with the rippling Maas water under your feet. As soon as the weather permits us to sit outside at the beginning of the year, we place our tables and chairs outside, and the terrace is opened the entire day. Having breakfast in the morning air, having a cup of coffee while the wind blows through your hair, or enjoying dinner in the relaxed atmosphere by sunset.

Wine cellar

Wine cellar

We are quite proud of the fact that we have the only water-cooled wine cellar in the Netherlands! We keep our wines at the right temperatures in a natural way, surrounded by the cool water from the Nieuwe Maas.

After you go down the spiral staircase of the grand café and enter the wine cellar, you will find yourself below the river’s water level. We created the perfect place to store our wine stock, hidden in the old foundation from 1953, built in the Nieuwe Maas.

You are welcome to choose a bottle of wine from our wine cellar to drink during your dinner. This is also a charming and unique location for a wine tasting with friends or colleagues. Please contact us for more information about the possibilities.

Breakfast buffet

Breakfast buffet

Even if you do not stay the night, you are welcome to have breakfast here. Our rich breakfast buffet suits all tastes, whether you choose a light breakfast, or a solid sailor’s breakfast!

You can enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet for 18,50 pp. Afterwards, you can let your food digest comfortably, enjoy the sunrise, and map out the rest of your day! (From Monday to Friday it is possible to have breakfast between 07-00:10:00, and during the weekends between 08:00-10:30)