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Het Prentenkabinet

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Kloksteeg 25, 2311 SK Leiden, The Netherlands
071 512 6666
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dining experience

The restaurant accommodated our party of 13 in a delightful private room at the front of the building. They offered us a well chosen 4 course set menu which was a much better option than everyone choosing from the a la carte. The service was impeccable and food of a high standard. All in all a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The restaurant accommodated our party of 13 in a delightful private room at the front of the building. They offered us a well chosen 4 course set menu which was a much better option than everyone choosing from the a la carte. The service was impeccable and food of a high standard. All in all a memorable evening.

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Moshi
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were taken to The Pretenkabinet restaurant in early March by friends who thought that an out of Amsterdam meal might be fun. As it turned out, it was an amazing experience. Leiden is and adorable university town, and this restaurant unique, from ringing the doorbell, to the delicious wine to start the evening and finally to the small room... More 

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Toulouse
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We came for dinner. Very nice restaurant. Place is pleasant in old city center, service was perfect, food was gastronomic and good.

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noordwijk
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice old building in a lovely area of Leiden, the restaurant is split into several rooms. it is as elegant as it can be in a student town with some waiters that seem to be experienced and others that are trying hard to look experienced. The food was of very good quality, perhaps lacking a bit in seasoning. Good choice... More 

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Delft
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good food and very professional service. The building is old and very attractive. Probably the best in Leiden.

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Mons, Belgium
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175 reviews 175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Attended a dinner here with a large group so we had a front dining room to ourselves. The atmosphere was elegant without being stuffy and the food was delicious and presented wonderfully. The service was impeccable. Over all it was a wonderful experience.

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Campinas, Brasil
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very nice restaurant, elegant service. A colleague at the university took me and my wife to a welcome dinner. The soup was divine, the halibut perfect and the desert superb. Very recommendable. If this place is number 19 in Leiden, what a blessed town!

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Dortmund, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is definitely the best place to eat in Leiden. Very stylish and elegant - we had booked a table in the front room near the window. The service was unbeatable friendly and helpful - the food excellent. The wine liste offers a very good choice from all over the world. We will come again !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to Het Prentenkabinet as a business dinner so maybe a little unfair to review the food (14 people at the table), the presentation was good, however no flavor....really bland, maybe they forgot the Dutch grew rich importing spices? The beef served was pretty chewy, the fish unremarkable. The wine list could use some re-working, not the best wines and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went here for Christmas business dinner. It was great! The atmosphere is excellent and the service is superb. I will definitely return here with my colleagues and will also take my better half :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kloksteeg 25, 2311 SK Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 512 6666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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