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Oudt Leyden

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Steenstrat 49, Leiden, The Netherlands
071 513 31 44
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great experience

The pancakes are terrific. Truly more of a crepe than what we know as pancakes in the US. They are very large and served on Delft plates. Charming restaurant in decor. We shared a savory and a sweet. They were both delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2013
Sggypsy
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Atlanta, GA
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English first
Atlanta, GA
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291 reviews 291 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The pancakes are terrific. Truly more of a crepe than what we know as pancakes in the US. They are very large and served on Delft plates. Charming restaurant in decor. We shared a savory and a sweet. They were both delicious

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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365 reviews 365 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This former brown cafe, spread over 3 floors is handily situated near the Beestenmarkt, at the junction of 3 canals and just down from the reconstructed windmill at Morsweg. Decorated with old prints and wooden flooring ; there are 3 distinctly different rooms. We were there in the late afternoon for the highly recommended pancakes, and we were not disappointed.... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Looking for a good lunch spot in Leiden near train station, Trip Advisor did not steer us wrong. Huge, and tasty, the Dutch pancakes were more like open face crepes. Two of us shared a savory specialty with ham, bacon, potato and veggies ans a sweet one with apple, banana,and cinnamon. Beautiful presentation on real deft plates. Delish!

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Cologne, Germany
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24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I've only been here once, but I can really recommend this restaurant. The pancakes are huge, delicious, and absolutely affordable. Really good price quality ratio. The service was really good too, which to me is just as important as the food itself :)

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Excellent pancakes :) truly the best i ever had, the only issue was they didn't make them with any other meat than pork , but then there were a lot of vegetarian options.... They made a mistake with our order, they were very apologetic and get us the right order 7 mins later..... Highly highly recommend it

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VA
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69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I didn't have pancakes here but stopped in for some dessert after a visit to the museum. The menu described it as apple pie, but it was actually a tart with puff pastry and apples served with cinnamon ice cream and whipped cream. Delicious!

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Hilversum
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Situated only a few minutes from Leiden Central Station and downtown Leiden, the location is great. The pancakes are good and served on real 'Delfts Blauw'. The atmosphere is 'Old Dutch'. The service is good/bad: waitresses who know what they do, and students who are not able to recognize the pancakes they are serving and who have really no heart... More 

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Lima, Peru
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

2 Friends and I ate dinner today at Oudt Leyden and it was delicious! One of the best (bacon) pancakes of my life. Service was quick, not too friendly but not too unfriendly :) The pancake was huge, but it was easy to finish and didn't stuff me unpleasantly :) Great place and definitely getting a 2nd visit from me... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I often go here when my friends from abroad visit me in the Netherlands. The pancakes are delicious and HUGE. I usually order one salty and one sweet with my husband and eat 1/3 of both. That's enough to keep me full for hours. The service has always been friendly and I find the prices very reasonable.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

After tasting the amazing pancakes on a real Delfs Blue plate I was sold. Since then I've been a loyal fan of Oudt Leyden. Every time I have a huncering for pancakes. I know where to go. Friendly service... I always get a smile, even when it's crowded

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Steenstrat 49, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 513 31 44

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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