Holland House

Dining in Philipsburg


Famous for its duty-free shopping, Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side, is renowned for its rich culinary delights. Beach bars and waterfront restaurants offer the perfect blend of atmosphere and flavor.


Aziana Asian Fusion Food Bar should be high on your list when dining in Philipsburg. Their poke bowls are a must-try, elevating the experience to new heights. With a menu featuring classic dishes such as fried rice and savory soups, Aziana is ideal for a satisfying lunch amid shopping, or a relaxed evening of drinks and dinner against the backdrop of Great Bay’s sunset.


The Ocean Lounge at Holland House Beach Hotel is the epitome of stylish beachfront dining. Whether for lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy sumptuous meals with fine wines or expertly crafted cocktails, all while taking in the stunning views of Great Bay, the Boardwalk, and the bustling Port St. Maarten.


The Pier beach bar and restaurant, located on Walter Plantz Square, offers a prime spot for watching cruise ships sailing in and out of port while enjoying perfectly blended cocktails and delicious local fare — like plantain cups filled with shrimp and freshly caught snapper. Keep an eye out for Dutch favorites, such as kibbeling and herring, which occasionally appear on their menu as specials.


For a taste of The Netherlands, visit Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store for cheese and wine tastings. Dutch Blonde Beach Bar, along the Boardwalk, is the go-to spot for island-brewed beers, including their signature Dutch Blonde, and an array of appetizing treats.


A new addition to “town,” as locals call it, is Luciano Homemade Gelato on Front Street. Nestled between two historic buildings, the Luciano franchise tempts with Dutch favorites like waffles and exotic gelato flavors, such as mango and coconut, from an impressive selection of two dozen options.


And if you love to cook or are a celebrated home chef, Carrefour Market will become your haven. Stocked with everything from the familiar to the exotic, its shelves overflow with local, regional, and international goods to delight any culinary enthusiast or private chef.



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