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Het Prentenkabinet

Kloksteeg 25, 2311 SK Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 6666
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Ranked #10 of 167 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I would suggest this restaurant if you are looking for some gastronomy in leiden (which is not easy to find as this is a town mainly for students and therefor with a budget). Nice set up (rather dutch), and good selection... The only disappointment is how slow the service is ... count about 3 hours from start to finish...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Prentenkabinet restaurant in the heart of old Leiden is in an old Print Room, yet the wonderful old building has a great modern terrace at the rear and offers diners considerable comfort in the various atmospheric dining rooms. Attentive service, friendly and un-intrusive, provided a re-assuring experience for our lunchtime visit. We started with a 2013 Wairau River Sauvignon... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant as a part of boring business trip. This place made my day! Place is wonderful, service is great, meals are really tasty and wine list long and interesting. I spent delightful 4 hours here and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. I hope I will return soon.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A Dutch friend invited us to dine at Het Prentenkabinet, insisting that as "good American patriots" we needed to eat in view of Leiden's Pilgrim Memorial. It was a great suggestion. The restaurant is lovely - the multiple rooms make the dining experience quiet and intimate. The service was excellent, and was attentive without being intrusive or disruptive, especially considering... More

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Dublin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been to Leiden many times and went here on a recommendation from family. The setting itself was beautiful, you would be forgiven if the food was sub par. Thankfully this wasn't the case. The menu offers lots of choice including a 'surprise' menu which one of our party availed of. The waiters were charming, and nothing was too much... More

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I sought Het Prentenkabinet based on prior reviews. The walk along the canal to the restaurant passes the house of Jan Steen and the church. The restaurant is clustered on Kloksteeg opposite a small garden of the church. Picture-perfect, the panels are wood and there are pictures of prior dignitaries on the wall. The observant staff gave me a historical... More

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Cheltenham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great ambience, nice setting, service friendly and good if a little slow. We were a couple but they had two large groups in who got most of the attention. Food excellent. BUT check the bill as we were overcharged which we did not notice until too late to go back and query it.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have visited this restaurant 2-3 times per year during the last 8 years. The food is always excellent, the service friendly and professional. Most of their menus, like the Gastronomical menu, offer a very good selection of tasty dishes, at a reasonable price. We will keep coming to this place, have never been disappointed !

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Neuchatel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Ate here with some colleagues and clients. The food was excellent, from appetizer to halibut main course to "surprise" dessert, and the presentation was also of a very high quality. The atmosphere was very charming as well (church outside has memorial plaque as it was the source of a large group of the voyageurs on the original Mayflower that sailed... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Outstanding ambience with very well prepared food. The filet of sole was cooked to perfection. Excellent wine list, with wide range of pricing. If you are looking for a nice dining experience at a fare price consider this place.

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