The lovely town of Willemstad is named after William of Orange (1533-1584) founder of The Netherlands. The town’s fortifications bear witness to a rich past. The strategically located town on the crossroads of the provinces North Brabant, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland is where the waterways Hollands Diep and Volkerak merge.
In the town centre lies Grand Café, Restaurant, Salon & Hotel Mauritz in a 19th century building which has been meticulously restored and refurbished. Granito floors, tile mosaics and the wooden bar in the Grand Café exude the atmosphere of a Parisian Brasserie, including striking poster in art nouveau style. The strong pillars originate from a Brussels’ metro station.
A few steps up are the restaurant and veranda, offering views over the charming town park and neighbouring Catholic Church. The international style cuisine boasts fresh produce and interesting combinations. The sea food is from nearby well-known fishing village Yerseke. The comfortable guest rooms have a crisp interior and airco.
The Grand Café Mauritz is a good spot to read the newspaper with a cappuccino, have a pleasant lunch or enjoy an informal dinner. The extensive menu offers French Brasserie classics and a great selection of seafood dishes.
Next to the Grand Café is the restaurant with a choice of three or four courses including many superb fish, meat and game dishes. In the restaurant linen table cloths and the grandeur of a stylish conservatory replace the Grand Café’s wood and granito.
Grand Café Mauritz is opened daily from 07.00 AM - 21.30 PM.
The restaurant is opened daily from 11.00 AM - 21.30 PM.
The restaurant has a pleasant veranda with views over the garden. On a sunny day the delightful garden is an ideal spot to enjoy the heart of this historical fortified town.
Historical Willemstad is a strategically located fortified town surrounded by water. The picturesque harbour in the centre of town is pleasantly busy in summer. Just outside town are a number of yachting marinas. Nearby is Tiengemeten, the very last island in the South West of the Netherlands. This nature park can be reached by ferry. Well within reach by car are the metropolis of Rotterdam, friendly Breda and the Belgian port of Antwerp. Closer are the Zeeland Islands, the vast beaches of Zeeland and National Park De Biesbosch.