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Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

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French, Seafood, International
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Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 3388
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 34
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Group meal out: superb. How did they do it?

We went there with approximately 30 people and they cooked all the courses to order, i.e. not a set menu. Amazing. Elsewhere we would have had to have a set menu. As we were with that many people they set aside a room for us, which was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Family-Soulsby
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None, Italy
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here with the kids because it came recommended. It turned out to be ok, but do not expect anything special here. The dishes on the menu sound better then they end up on the plate. The titles are all made up to resound the "theme" of the restaurant, which might be funny for those who mastered the dutch... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It was a very busy night and we were with quite a big group. Therefore we could only choose from a certain selection on a special menu (very understandable seeing the busyness there). The original menu looked a lot better and I left a with a feeling I would have rather eaten something else. Maybe I will come back at... More 

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Thank Hanneke J
None, Italy
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went there with approximately 30 people and they cooked all the courses to order, i.e. not a set menu. Amazing. Elsewhere we would have had to have a set menu. As we were with that many people they set aside a room for us, which was great.

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Thank Family-Soulsby
Leiden, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

was here with a small group of people, we had a great time and I had a good set of ribs. Can suggest this restaurant! it was also the home of a famous leiden astronomer a long time ago.

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Thank Synethos
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Visited the restaurant for the first time in several years. It has the inform,al atmosphere of a cafe but with a far better menu. On a busy weekend evening, the service was a little slow.

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Thank Adrian Y
Amsterdam
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As much as the walls decorated with interdiction signs don't let it appear, you will get fine food at the Verboden Toegang. the meals are well presented and the staff is really friendly. the wine card is a bit longer than the average for this price range restaurant (which is a good thing, you can even see the cellar from... More 

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Thank Venivediscripsi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I ended up in Leiden completely unaware of this weekend's 3rd October festivities. Needless to say, it's always delight to find these things by accident. However, trying to find somewhere to sit down & eat can involve a lot of walking around because everywhere is busy. I'm glad I stumbled across Artikel 461; I had no reservation and getting a... More 

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Thank utterquatsch
Manchester, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A great restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere and very helpful and friendly staff. Menu is not large around a half dozen or so starters, main courses and deserts. Were very good in helping my daughter who is on a gluten free diet and to be fair there was very little on the menu that was not gluten free... More 

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Thank Saint100
Leiden, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went out for dinner here for the second time in about a years' time. The first time was great, so we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. The service was great as ever, very friendly staff who are quick to help and ask after any wishes during dinner. We took a 3 course menu for €29, which they... More 

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Thank Erikz_nl
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The place is really warm and friendly for a family dinner. It has a unique atmosphere & decoration. The food is very tasty and the presentation is professional.

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Thank Christina M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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