Where to eat and drink in Haastrecht, the Netherlands
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.
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.
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.