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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A do NOT miss

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
George M
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Contributor
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I go there every time when I'm in Leiden. Beautiful place, amazing food, and the service absolutely charming and thoughtful. I adore this restaurant.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a fantastic place for a sunny evening! Relaxing couches to drink a glass of wine before dinner and see the boats go by. Food is very good too!

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The potential here is so amazing.The decor, location are ideal for that special evening. The tastes that they produce are really worth savouring and the information they give you fascinating. I love trying dishes that are completely new to me. The various wines with each course are impressive and quite an education.Lovely people and excellent service but all this disappears... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The restaurant has a top location, but the food and service are not at the same level. The most annoying was that the menu did not mention an ingredient, which was thoroughly avoided, for intolerance reasons. Once served, the problem has been reported to the serving staff. Not only the waiter did not propose a change, but did not even... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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