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Saint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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
"A pleasant dining experience in Leiden"

Whilst staying in Leiden we dined twice at Crabbetje restaurant. It was a very pleasant experience with very friendly staff and excellent seafood. The restaurant is attractively appointed , not too large - so a nice, quiet, intimate atmosphere. The two brothers who own the restaurant were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying in Leiden we dined twice at Crabbetje restaurant. It was a very pleasant experience with very friendly staff and excellent seafood. The restaurant is attractively appointed , not too large - so a nice, quiet, intimate atmosphere. The two brothers who own the restaurant were very affable. I would recommend 't Crabbetje as a seafood dining experience in... More 

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Solihull
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17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just happened upon one of the best Fish Restaurant's in the Netherlands. The food was just perfect with some of the best oysters I've ever tasted, the fish we had was cooked to perfection. We were made extremely welcome. The restaurant also had a lovely and friendly atmosphere. Can highly recommend for lovers of good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

'T Crabbetje has always been there, hidden in the small alley. As a real leidenaar, strange enough, not a place I had been, until august 2014. The restaurant is renovated, but most important, I loved their menu's. Even though it is a fish restaurant, meat lovers can order meat. It is a cosy place, where you come to dine and... More 

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Harbeson, Delaware
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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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114 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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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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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139 helpful votes 139 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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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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

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