Where to eat and drink in Haastrecht, the Netherlands

Last updated: March 2024

Haastrecht is a small town on the Hollandse IJssel river in the province of South Holland. It lies about 5 km east of Gouda. There is not much to see around Haastrecht but you could bring a visit to the Paulina Bisdom van Vliet Museum. Which is a jewel among the Dutch house museums. The house is unique because of its authentic interiors from the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

From Haastrecht it’s only a 10 minute drive to Gouda, where you’ll find some great gluten-free restaurants as well. Read my gluten-free guide about Gouda!




At Proeflokaal Bregje in Haastrecht you can enjoy good food for a fixed price (Monday-Thursday 14.50€ / Friday-Sunday 16,50€). You can pick a starter, main and dessert and combine in any way you want. It is also possible to take two starters and a main or a main and two deserts if you are a sweettooth. Proeflokaal Bregje is a chain and also located in Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Den Haag, Leiden, Breda and many more cities. The service in Haastrecht was very friendly, helpful and quick. A separate allergen menu is available. Some dishes are completely gluten-free others might have an element with gluten, but the staff was very helpful with finding a solution by exchanging it to a glutenfree option.

I started with a Goat’s cheese pie served on a crispy layer of dates and hazelnuts, mixed salad with grilled vegetables, hazelnuts and caramelized onions.

For main I had a very tasty beef tenderloin (+2,50€ extra) served with mixed vegetables and a red wine and shallot sauce. All mains are normally served with fries (which contain traces of gluten because they are deep-fried in the same fat as gluteneous food) but I got fried potatoes as an alternative.

As a dessert I chose the Sgroppino which is a traditional Venetian lemon sorbet with vodka and prosecco. Also the Cheese platter is worth a try including manchego, aged cheese, camembert, petit tourtain and a fig chutney. Normally the cheese platter is served with a typical rye bread but when you ask for a glutenfree version this will be left out.

Update March 2024:

Proeflokaal Bregje in Haastrecht provided a pleasant dining experience, where attention to detail, friendly service and a cosy atmosphere left a positive impression. The allergen information on a separate sheet ensured a comfortable dining experience for those with dietary concerns.

For starters, the carpaccio with pesto dressing, Parmesan, pine nuts, and rocket salad was a flavorful combination, showcasing fresh ingredients and a well-balanced mix of textures. The main course, salmon with cava sauce, potato gratin, and vegetable garnish, offered a satisfying medley of flavors. Fries served on the side were a healthy choice, prepared in the oven due to a non-dedicated deep fryer. While not as crispy as traditional fries, they added a guilt-free element to the meal. Dessert, the crème brûlée, was a delightful conclusion — a rich vanilla pudding with a perfectly caramelized sugar coating.

You will find Proeflokaal Bregje on Grote Haven nº26, Haastrecht, the Netherlands. Proeflokaal Bregje is a restaurant concept with over 25 locations, find other locations in the Netherlands.

Snackhuys Haastrecht

Whether you’re a local or just passing through, Snackhuys Haastrecht is great for fresh fries and gluten-free snacks! There is a dedicated gluten-free fryer and the staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions.

Address: Hoogstraat nº118, Haastrecht, the Netherlands.


I cannot guarantee that all restaurants and stores listed above are 100% free of gluten. Always check with the restaurant for cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers.


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