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Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Chef's three course meal is a Must!

What a lovely find in Leiden! As others have mentioned as soon as you walk in you are greeted by the owner and made to feel welcome! One of the specialties of this restaurant is the 3 or 5 course chef's special. We opted for the three course which was a culinary and eye appealing delight! You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Harbeson, Delaware
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Harbeson, Delaware
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely find in Leiden! As others have mentioned as soon as you walk in you are greeted by the owner and made to feel welcome! One of the specialties of this restaurant is the 3 or 5 course chef's special. We opted for the three course which was a culinary and eye appealing delight! You MuST put this... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great service, delicious food, Waiters make you very welcome. I don't eat much of beef and Pork therefore a fish resturant is always welcome and this restaurant didn't disappoint me.

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Leipzig, Germany
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182 reviews 182 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Knowing from experience that it is quite difficult to get a decent dinner at Schiphol airport, or around the Central Station in Amsterdam, we decided to try our luck in Leyden – which is 15 minutes from the airport in southern direction. The answer to what we were looking for was “’t Crabbetje” (The little crab), a sympathetic fish restaurant... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic service, very good food, friendly atmosphere, highly recommended. Chefs and waiters make you very welcome. Nothing to dislike, will definitely go back next time.

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Boston Area
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I suppose I was disappointed because this restaurant was so highly recommended and had such great reviews... and we'd had such a fabulous meal locally the night before. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal. It just wasn't anything special. Now, I can't even remember what I had except that it was cod. It wasn't bad, it just... More 

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UK
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69 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We booked the last table here last Friday and had some luck in that we ate at 20:30 at a point where most of the other tables were running down to puddings. Staff was extremely engaging and helpful holding firm views as to which red wine went with what (we don't drink or rarely drink white). First night we had... More 

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Kraainem
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On a short trip to Leiden, we were lucky enough to get the last table, next to the chefs on a busy Friday evening. 't Crabbetje is a fish restaurant, serving the freshest fish imaginable, chosen each day by the Chef/Owner from the local fish market. He should know about fish, having grown up in the business, and in the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We have been in 't Crabbetje in November 2013. It was in a week day and not so crowded. Hence, we had a special service there. We ordered the Chef's Menu which included quite various kinds of sea food. Overall, they were tasty and filling. Though the outside of the restaurant seems not that good (with garages near it); inside... More 

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Holland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Family affairs brought us all to Leiden and we reserved a table of 7 in 't Crabbetje. A contemporary designed small fish restaurant with a well balanced, suprising menu and wine list. The staff was very helpful and friendly and any combination we made was possible. To our pleasant suprise we could also choose between tap water or bottled water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant very often, mostly for work related diners once a month, but, showing how much I appreciate this place also often with the family. The most positive point is the fresh fish, certainly the best fish restaurant in Leiden, but also you won't find a better price quality ratio for a superb meal in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 5128846

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  • Cuisine: European

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