Astrid Hendrikx | 31 July 2018
With 4,329 votes, Proeflokaal Goesting in Venray won the Public's Prize of the Café Top 100. It turned out that Proeflokaal Goesting was the favourite by far. But what makes Proeflokaal Goesting the audience favourite? Sit & Heat found out for you.
Cafe Top 100
Every year, the Café Top 100 is organised by Misset Horeca. The expert jury assesses, among other things, hospitality, presentation, hygiene, product treatment, craftsmanship, business management and entrepreneurship. An independent jury assesses the ranking of the best cafés in the Netherlands by means of mystery visits. Just like Proeflokaal Goesting, cafés can also win the Audience Award. Guests vote for their favourite café in the Netherlands.
Audience Award Tasting Room Goesting
By means of professional videos on Facebook, Goesting managed to attract votes. They made playful videos with funny texts, which made the guests become involved with the café. Involvement was created by informing fans of the intermediate score and giving the employees a leading role in the calls.
More than beer and wine
Goesting offers 500 beers, 24 wines, 20 whiskies and various gins to their guests. This is supplemented with an assortment of special bites that provide a delicious complement to their drinks. The discovery of new flavours is central. With the motto discover, experience and enjoy, they ensure that each guest leaves the table with a true experience. It's the kind of thing that makes you want to eat!
Heated seat cushions
To make the experience both inside and outside complete, Proeflokaal Goesting has had heated cushions on their terrace for a few weeks now. With these cushions, guests can still enjoy special beers and snacks on the outdoor terrace during the winter months. This gives a warm and cosy feeling that fits in perfectly with Goesting's concept. The Sit & Heat cushions are the new way of heating a terrace without heating the outside air (and therefore the earth). Owner Gijs Schapendonk of Proeflokaal Goesting says: "Since the start of Goesting, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the experience of our guests. By means of a heated terrace, we offer our guests something extra and we try to exceed the expectations of our guests."
Photo: Proeflokaal Goesting