The 19 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Leiden

Every imaginable kitchen is represented in the city centre of Leiden. The atmosphere of restaurants and cafes is often unique because they are located in historical monuments and in special locations. The nicest part of Leiden is the Nieuwe Rijn. Enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks along the water during the summer. The city's centuries-old streets also hide everything from healthy lunchroom to atmospheric coffee shop. Discover and taste the tastiest flavors by collecting your favorite spots on your own city guide.

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Banketbakkerij en lunchroom Snijers

Since 1829 this cozy lunchroom and bakery can be found in Leiden. Visit the beautiful property and taste truffles, apple balls and much more.

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Chummy Coffee

Coffee is always a good idea, especially at Chummy Coffee. From cappuccino to special special. Here, the taste of coffee is central.

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Borgman Borgman

An espresso bar in the heart of the city where they love to let you taste coffee made from beans they roasted themselves.

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Grand Café Van Buuren

The building from 1895 exudes the atmosphere of the past, but with a modern jacket. A special contrast. For breakfast and lunch, drinks and dinner.

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Oudt Leyden

Imagine yourself in nostalgic atmospheres thanks to the classic Dutch decor. Both in terms of taste and size, the pancakes are out of proportion here!

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Restaurant Logica

Breakfast or lunch entirely responsible at Restaurant Logic, where the menu is 100% organic and offers many vegetarian options.

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Café de Bonte Koe

For more than a hundred years, the interior here has remained the same. In the fine pub, the beers, wines and snacks are carefully selected.

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Het Prentenkabinet

Located in the beautiful old Pieterswijk you will find the Print Cabinet, a classic restaurant where you can taste culinary delights.

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Restaurant IDD

Dining in this historic building is a real experience. Taste the chef's tasteful creations in a tempting ambience. Pure enjoyment.

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Het Stadsbrouwhuis

Twenty-five alternating tapes, a brewery and restaurant in one location. Discover beautiful beers, tasty bites and a cozy atmosphere.

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The Bishop

At the Bischop they have a passion for international cuisine. Flamboyant and confidently present the most beautiful dishes in their beautiful premises.

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Waag Leiden

Sit in the striking Waag, also known as the living room of Leiden, where you have lunch and dinner in a beautiful, historic atmosphere.

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Visbrasserie de Poort

Delicious finger food dishes, sustainable fish, drink bites and main courses for every taste. The Gate is perfect for any time of day.

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Happy Tosti

This social lunch restaurant makes everyone happy. The always-happy employees with a disability serve the best toasted sandwities.

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Italian bar-bistro City Hall

In the characteristic centuries-old Town Hall you can taste the most delicious, pure Italian dishes. Any time of the day.

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Galerie Café Leidse Lente

The coziest living room in Leiden. You are welcome for lunch, drinks or dinner. In the meantime, enjoy art, music and other entertainment.

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The benchmark of Leiden for almost 900 years. From Catholic Church to meeting place. You will also find the Pieterskerkcafé, a hidden gem.

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Lot en de Walvis

The most relaxed restaurant in the harbour of Leiden. Escape the crowds and enjoy, eat and drink, dream and get new inspiration.

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Nieuwe Rijn

A cozy district with numerous restaurants and eateries. In the summer, many have a terrace on or along the water where it is wonderful to stay.

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