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Haagweg 81, 2324 ND Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 715222225
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Attentive staff

We had a four-course surprise menu from the chef. We forgot to mention that one of us is a vegetarian and we were all given meat for our first course. They not only replaced our vegetarian friend's appetizer, but they also replaced the rest of our group's, so we could all eat our appetizer at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
cora54
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Leiden, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a four-course surprise menu from the chef. We forgot to mention that one of us is a vegetarian and we were all given meat for our first course. They not only replaced our vegetarian friend's appetizer, but they also replaced the rest of our group's, so we could all eat our appetizer at the same time. Everything else... More 

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Amsterdam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant serves beautiful food in a relaxed atmosphere where there is also the opportunity to sit outside with views out over the water. The wine served complements each of the courses served. Attention to detail is what the food is all about. The restaurant is easy to find and there is ample parking at the location. Service is outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Coincidentally I had 2 different business dineers here within 2 weeks. I always find th elocation centrally located and practical to park. The view on the river is a definite plus. A good attribute is the small bar at the entrance where you can wait for all the gust to arrive and have an aperitif. The set menu is excellent,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch. We ordered the 3 course surprise menu for a set price. The starter was pieces of smoked salmon on a bed of quinoa with pumpkin and feta crumbles. The flavours were wonderfully combined, but the quantity little. Thankfully some bread and butter were on the table. The main dish was a beef stew... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you didn't know where to find it, you might miss this superb restaurant just out of the downtown, but within walking distance. Situated on a canal with swans, homes, and kayakers, this very modern looking restaurant is part of a large windmill overlooking it. That's the look. The best news though is the food!!! A 4, 5 or 6... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It may be have been the December lights, but the arrival, the scenery, the mill, so very romantic. O wait, I was there for business. Our group was large, the tables were set, the atmosphere was great, the service was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious. Balanced, with good accompanying wines. I was a bit concerned about the size... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a great night at Woods. Service a little slow to start, but the food was wonderful and the ambience great. Had a table by the window overlooking the water. Chose the 4 course chef selection menu, and every course was delicious. It is an expensive night out (the wine was particularly expensive), but overall reasonable value for money.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did a group work dinner and canal cruise. We were warmly greeted and offered a refreshing drink, and departed on a pleasant 45 minute canal cruise. We returned to a four course dinner served with wine. The team really enjoyed themselves and the service was good. Price is average.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The location of the restaurant is wonderful just next to the water, and outside is a beautiful sunny terrace. The service is what let's it down. Our waiter forgot our amuses and paid little attention. The portions were tiny, the food was good, but the slow service lets this place down. Overpriced, frustrating experience.

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I decided to book a table at Woods for my boyfriend and I a few days ago. After booking I had a look at TripAdvisor and read the reviews about the very small quantity of food served per dish, and some people calling it "pretentious". I decided to go anyway and see for myself. When entering our jackets were hung... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haagweg 81, 2324 ND Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 715222225

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?