Within short walking distance from Bed and Breakfast Tilburg here is the Piushaven. Celebrate life and treat yourself to delightful Burgundian cuisine at one of these ten restaurants at the Piushaven.These beautiful waterfront spots are perfect for a lunch in Tilburg or an exquisite dinner. Whether you’re in a romantic setting for two or with a larger group of friends, you’ll find a restaurant that suits your preferences for lunch or dinner.
Drinks at the Piushaven?
There’s a good chance you’ll enjoy a beer and some ‘bitterballen’ at Café Burgemeester Jansen. This was one of the first establishments to venture into the hospitality scene at the Piushaven. Since 2005, Burgemeester Jansen has been a place for a cozy drink, a tasty lunch, or simply engaging conversations with friends.
Okay, I’m still working on this post. Like food, it’s never finished. I want this post to be informational and to let it look good. So the images are clickable, to show them enlarged. Then of course two questions arise. You wonder ‘where did all the people go?’. That is a privacy aspect. I took some photo’s at quiet hours. No, not everybody is keen on being photographed, or even being published on a website, having a lovely diner with nice friends. So it lacks a bit of atmosphere and I am still working on assembling photographs which explain this better. Second question is, where is the food? Well there is a short answer to that. Click yourself on the link to the website of the restaurant, and they show themselves where they are capable of. Indulge yourself and treat yourself to all those lovely pictures of their dishes and get hungry. Inspect the online menu’s and make your choice. Not all website have English, but you get the picture.
Who was Burgemeester Jansen, after whom this café, formerly known as ‘Havenzicht’, was named in 2005? Jansen was the longest-serving mayor of Tilburg, from 1869 until 1901, with a 32-year term in office. His full name was Johannes Franciscus Janssen, also known as Jan Jansen. He was born on June 4, 1824, in Drunen, where his career began. At the age of 27 (in 1851), he became the municipal secretary of Drunen, and from 1860 to 1869, he served as the mayor of the same town. In 1869, he was appointed as the mayor of Tilburg, a position he held until his passing on November 13, 1901. Throughout his 32 years as mayor, Jansen made significant contributions to Tilburg.
In the second half of the 19th century, Tilburg experienced rapid development and transformed into an industrial city with numerous factories, mainly in textile processing. He played a key role in important initiatives for Tilburg, including the realization of the Wilhelminakanaal, which led to the establishment of the Piushaven in 1923. Although he didn’t live to see the completion of the Wilhelminakanaal (the groundbreaking took place only in 1913), he was an active and enterprising mayor. He advocated for the construction of a sewage system in the city and pushed for the establishment of a railway connection between Tilburg and Nijmegen. Jansen was a beloved mayor.
What makes this history special is that when we renovated Gust van Dijk’s building for a new future, Daniël Meijer and Erwin van de Velde had just transformed Havenzicht into Burgemeester Jansen. It became the place where we would go to relax at the Piushaven and enjoy a beer at their Grand Café after a day of renovation work. This was about 15 years ago. If you go to the Piushaven now and look around, you have plenty of choices with different terraces. If, after your beer, you decide to opt for an extensive lunch in Tilburg or a well-prepared dinner at a restaurant in Tilburg, there are plenty of options at the Piushaven.
Choose one of the following restaurants near Burgemeester Jansen, within walking distance of our B&B Tilburg Gust van Dijk. Here are the ten restaurants at the Piushaven.
Let’s start with a Good Mood. Here, you can enjoy a delightful lunch, indulge in an extensive dinner, or have a cozy drink with oysters, a luxurious snack platter, orBourgondian bitterballs. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is located on the corner. More information about this restaurant follow the link to their website: Good Mood.
Next we have the Harbory restaurant just on the corner. With Stadskombuis Harboury, the Piushaven has gained another cozy restaurant. In the small & fine restaurant you will be culinary surprised with delicious dishes and unique combinations, prepared by the chef. Traditional cooking techniques are used. Think of stewing in a cast iron pan or slow cooking in the oven. You put together your own menu and you can choose between a small or a large portion. This way you decide whether you want a main course or whether you want to taste several dishes. Finally, look at that terrace with a wide view over the harbor. Wonderful for a summer evening. See what goodies are put on the table here, check out their website yourself Harboury.
Restaurant Stadbrouwerij-013 is closed for an indefinite time. A tasting room, brewery, and more… Stadbrouwerij-013 is a cozy place where you can enjoy Burgundian delights. They brew delicious beers that they personally enjoy, respecting traditional beer styles. This establishment exudes Burgundian coziness and has a unique location. Beers and nice food, inform yourself on their website, check Stadsbrouwer-013.
The Albatros is closed for the winter season. The Albatros is a 100-year-old cargo ship with a rich history as a “party boat.” Now, the new operator of this restaurant brings ingredients and inspiration from all over the world. They serve a flavorful mix of luxury and street food dishes from different continents. Alright, go a bit further and take a look on their website: Albatros-Streetfood.