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Sems

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Dutch, European, French, Seafood, Central European
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Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 58 216 22 14
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've come to the point where I don't really enjoy a standard main meal. The quantities are often so overwhelming and there are limited taste experiences. At Sems you can choose 3 mini-main meals and get to taste 3 very well cooked dishes. The experience gives a greater variety of tastes and textures, without feeling over-faced. The level of cooking... More 

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Thank mispoes11
Leeuwarden
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nice terrace, good food with a choice of smaller dishes to create your own tasting experience. Great spot.

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Thank Offemar
Den Helder, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went there with my boyfriend for a romantique dinner , the place is really nice , classy the people welcome you properly , at first we were impress by the quality of the service . The waitress spoke perfectly english and that was nice. Then we waited a little time for the Menu - fair enough- the restaurant was... More 

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Verona, Italy
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Young and attentive staff, new concept restaurant: choose whatever you want, we only serve small dishes, so there's no a first course or a main, you can taste different dishes of small portion. They're all sophisticated and well presented. The waiters are polite and looking after. I wish I could more often to leeuwarden.

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Thank valentinada
Leeuwarden
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148 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The concept of the restaurant is that you choose small dishes. These dishes have a great variety in tastes and can surprise you.. When you finish go for the coffee or tea with luxerious small cholates etc.

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Thank Siem J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a new owner does not no how to please the customer . The staff was not very focused of de need of the visitors . The food was not well prepared ( not warm enough ) and served with a great time cap. They see us never again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tasting great food in beautiful furnished restaurant with a perfect atmosphere! Great staff with a perfect training and knows how to tread you well for a perfect night at sems.

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Thank Jaspervandervee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The staff were brilliant, the building and atmosphere were amazing and the food was even better. One of the best meals I've had. Would recommend to anyone, thank you for everything.

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Thank Chris W
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice surroundings, the square is the liveliest place in town. The restaurant is classy, service is friendly, not only the owner, Jeroen Meppelink, but his team as well. On the whole, the served food is well prepared and of great quality. Sems is the place to come back to as often as you can.

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Thank Hans_Thielen
Geel, Belgium
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided to have dinner here with some friends, as the restaurant where we made a reservation, did not allow the winelist to leave the restaurant and be at the terrace... The terrace at Sems was relatively empty, which was quite pity, as they serve delicious food and have friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were extremely triggered as the chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Dutch, European, French, Seafood, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
  • Phone Number: +31 (0) 58 216 22 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?