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Haagweg 81, 2324 ND, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 522 2225
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to woods often, it is by far my favourite restaurant in Leiden. The ideal time to go is summer, sit outside at the water, see the sun set while people row on the old rhine, enjoy the excellent food and great service. I have had many great evenings here, also in winter, Woods never let me down

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Thank Ferd S
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by some people we met on a train in Holland the previous day. We were not disappointed! The service is very friendly and the location is amazing. The restaurant name does not give it credit. It is was under a huge windmill! The tables are laid out with beautiful white linen and shiny cutlery and glass.... More 

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Thank Elisa C
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has its own parking which is convenient. It offers a "small portions" menu were you can choose 4 dishes for starters and main (or how many you like), finishing with one desert. It all tasted very nice, wine was good as well. In the summer they offer a nice decked area on the canal! Only reason for not... More 

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Thank jake861
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

After our disastrous experience in Noordwijk (see my review of the Hotel d'Oranje), I needed to take my mother somewhere new. This was perfect. Beautiful setting on the outskirts of Leiden next to the Oude Rijn and the Noordman wood and wine businesses and their wind-driven sawmill. This was our first visit to their third leg - the Woods restaurant.... More 

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Thank Leiden_food_lover
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The location is great, it is situated with a terrace on the water which makes it a great place to sit and enjoy. The food is small but inventive, The filet american starter was incredible and the desert brownie was also amazing. The main course of cod however, seemd a bit out of character. Nevertheless the food was great. And... More 

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New York City
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We ordered lunch, while all around us, everyone was ordering high tea. The desserts were nicely presented, but didn't look that amazing. Our lunch came on very small plates. Old-style nouvelle cuisine approach--micro-greens, one slice of radish, a mini-morsel of foie gras... Plates are only 12.50 euro each, which sounds like a deal until you get that they're making their... More 

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Thank apt5c
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great outdoor seating along the canal. Blankets provided for. Menu has changed from tradtional to a variety of smaller dishes. Friendly service.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Dishes that offer complexity in flavour and elegant presentation. Service was outstanding in being attentive without being obtrusive and being informative about dishes and wines on offer. Great setting all result in an outstanding experience. An example of the dishes was the boeuf la roche which featured a reduction that was perfectly executed creating a dish that went from being... More 

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Thank Gilles B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited midweek about 8pm, it was quiet (about 5 other tables). Set in an old windmill (saw mill?) on the river, the atmosphere was welcoming and somehow modern and clean. The waitress was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and we had the same waitress for the whole of the evening. Food was excellent. The dishes are small, well prepared... More 

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Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have been to many 'conference dinners' over the years and this one takes my number one spot. Beautiful situation located right on the canal so the evening began with a delicious glass of chilled white wine (the house!). Then inside for superb food and more delicious wines. The staff were great and helpful and the whole evening was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haagweg 81, 2324 ND, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 522 2225

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