We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 187 Leiden Restaurants

Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 3388
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #27 of 187 Restaurants in Leiden
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Seafood, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    28
    3
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is now over a month since we visited this friendly restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, but unpretentious, and as the name suggests has an air of irreverence or defiance; typical Dutch! Theatre apart, this is a most enjoyable dining experience. The food is the main thing and it was good. The service was also excellent. Dishes are beautifully cooked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We got taken here by some friends who live near the town. What a great town it is with loads of history. Food was lovely , atmosphere was good. Service was OK but nothing special but was good for here. Would love to go back to the town and this reasturant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere and good food. Service was okay and gets a bit slow when they were busy. The theme of the restaurant is fun and different. Location is nice in the old part of town. overall good expereince.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have just had a wonderful christmas day dinner in this quirky, interesting restaurant. The signs on all the walls make for interesting reading and the atmosphere that evening was great. What a difference to back home, where you are sometimes rushed through your meal. Here we were treated to wonderful, friendly service and allowed to savour each delicious course.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great atmosphere, great food, not-so-great service, in short. I really appreciate the tongue-in-cheek atmosphere. Signs everywhere, from various countries, and the dishes on the menu all had 'forbidden' names. I suppose being able to speak Dutch helps with that. The food was good. The dessert was delish, apparently their Creme brûlée is a must-try. (It was good!) Service was sub-standard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
uk
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Verboden toegang translates roughly as no admittance. The walls are adorned with these signs from railways around the world, the food is equally good, the service was attentive and very helpful, the food is well presented, but not over the top like some places. A good all rounder and well worth booking a table for lunch or evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amsterdam
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food is very nice if you want a nice/fancy fish or meat meal but the strong point of this restaurant is it's decoration The wall are totally filled with signs from all around the world (the name of the restaurant btw) That doesn't make the food taste better than another restaurant but it changes from traditional white wall of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place uses all kinds of signs to decorate their restaurant, and incorporates them in the names on the menu as well. Great atmosphere and good food! Worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not fancy, but very decent food. Tasty, hearty, good portions. They also have several lower-price deals. Definitely a good option for a casual dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lovely restaurant in the center of Leiden. My mother and I came here with a friend by car, but parked the car at the Haagweg parking lot where we took a bus to the restaurant. This made it so we wouldn't have to struggle with lack of parking or tight spaces. We arrived at the restaurant and learnt that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang also viewed

Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
 
Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
 

Been to Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?