The 17 best restaurants, lunchrooms and bars in Leiden

Every imaginable kitchen is represented in the city centre of Leiden. The ambience of restaurants and cafés 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 on the water. The ancient streets of the city 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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Het Stadsbrouwhuis

Twenty-five swap taps, a brewery and restaurant in one location. Discover beautiful beers, tasty snacks and a cosy atmosphere.

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Oudt Leyden

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

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Galerie Café Leidse Lente

The coziest living room of Leiden. You are welcome for lunch, drinks or dinner. Meanwhile, enjoy art, music and other entertainment.

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Restaurant Logica

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

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Borgman Borgman

An espresso bar in the heart of the city where they will gladly let you taste coffee made from beans that they have roasted themselves.

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Het Prentenkabinet

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

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The Bishop

At the Bishop they have a passion for international cuisine. Flamboyant and with confidence they present the most beautiful dishes in their beautiful premises.

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Visbrasserie de Poort

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

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Restaurant IDD

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

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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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Nieuwe Rijn

A cosy district with numerous restaurants and eateries. Many have a terrace on or along the water in summer on which it is wonderful to stay.

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

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Italian bar-bistro City Hall

In the characteristic centuries-old Stadhuis you can taste the most delicious, pure Italian dishes. Every moment of the day.

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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, beers, wines and snacks are carefully selected.

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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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Waag Leiden

Come and stay 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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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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