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Viscentre ’t Wad


We visited the Viscentre ’t Wad (Fish centre on the Wad). The Wadden Zee is just north of the Afsluitdijk (the big dike connecting Northern Holland with Friesland) and is not very deep, with the result that you can walk on big patches of seabed sand at low tide.


Viscentre ’t Wad is an excellent fish restaurant, with lots of fish snacks and dishes.


The two 'plates' you see, are both mine. I had a salted herring with chopped onion and pepper and the second plate held a lekkerbekje (hake fried in a thin batter - very much what the English eat as 'fish' as in fish and chips). Apparently hake is over-fished, so whiting is used at many places.



comments (15)

Nicely lit and looking delicious...
Louis: Thank you Larry and delicious it was.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 12 Jul 2017, 01:43
The salted herring should give you a thirst for the plonk, Louis...don't waste it!

Fine pic of food.
Louis: Thanks Ray. I wasted neither the fish, nor the plonk.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2017, 04:43
'Geen beter leven dan een goed leven'... No better life than a good life'... and enjoy while you can. I have at least 4 salted herrings a month (2 at the time) (op 1 been kan je niet lopen) You cannot walk on one leg...
Fabulous picture!! I hope the wine tasted well.
Louis: You are now being nasty Astrid. Bragging about all the herring. Whenever I am in Dutchland I end up with a few herrings on the plate. If I were to live there, I would eat more than 4 a month ... Thanks for the compliment and yes, it was a good wine.
It's a really lovely image - the light is wonderful!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth - you did see the wine, I presume smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:20
I'm sure you enjoyed this very much Louis
Louis: You may rest assured, Chris.
it looks like a very nice meal and a fitting way to end it with a shot of it, Louis. i had the opportunity to sample some lekkerbekje (i believe lekker stands for tasty) in Venlo. and the town being close to German border, it apparently attracts a lot of cross border visitors just for the dish.
Louis: Lekker is tasty, yes. I can believe that some people will take a drive for the lekkerbekjes.
Astrid is exactly right. Lekkere en gezellig! Nice and cozy.
Louis: Ach, wat goed van je meid - Nederlandse woorden. Nice and cozy it was, Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:38
You must have enjoyed all this, Louis, to immortalise it!
Louis: That is the sum of it Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jul 2017, 06:46
As I have grown older I appreciate fish and vegetables more and more.
Louis: I can't say, I ever had any issue with what is generally considered as common fair. It is only weird stuff like scorpions, grubs, etc that really puts me off.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Jul 2017, 07:25
Finalement, il a choisi et, apparemment, il s'est régalé.
Louis: Oui, Martine, je suis très content de mon choix.
sounds excellent. Whiting is very good and even pollock is OK
Louis: It was excellent, Bill.
It all sounds very appetising Louis.
Louis: Serious good faire, Brian.
If it's fish I will eat it and it sure sounds good.
Louis: And so fresh. The trawlers are just outside the window and the market is in the next building.
A super still life, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank.
A fine series, Louis. This and the previous have got to be my favourites so far. The lighting of both is superb.
Louis: Thank you Graeme. One thing with European visits, is that it provides lots more opportunity to develop indoor photography techniques.

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