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Vlot Grand Cafe

Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 1279
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Dutch, Cafe, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cosy bar/restaurant in the centre of Leiden, on the canals. Perfect for afternoon drinks, coffees and beers. Lovely cheese platter and a few warm dishes for dinner: fish n chips, lasagne, burgers etc.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 001mattyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to eat and drink a beer or something else with reasonable prices!!The view to the canal is very relaxing!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank aeko222
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very cozy place and the prices are reasonable. I tried a fantastic glass of white fruity wine which costed 4,8€. The view is beautiful, you must visit it when the sun goes down!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danae_mily
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Terrible customer service, all the waitresses were rude, the owner should fired them all and hire professionals that are prepared to treat customers nicely. So disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carlos R
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Twice I've tried to sit in this place with no success. The waitresses give terrible customer service and they basically give you the most lame excuses of why you can't sit in there (like the chairs cannot be moved around in case you want more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Irene B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Have been there twice. Both times i left before ordering anything, seems like they only allow empty headed girls to work there who have no clue at all about customer service and enjoy having a bad attitude and are unwilling to help out possible customers....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank timalexander1988
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited twice in August 2018. Excellent cafe by the canal, relaxing, good choice of beer and food. Service was friendly. Great to sit and watch the canal life go by, particularly during sunset.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JG-Blr
Reviewed September 8, 2018

A very nice and cozy place for having a coffee and chatting, surrounded by a beautiful view of the old city of Leiden.

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Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LightPacker445941
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Worth to drop by and have a couple of beers as the sun sets over Leiden. The local IPA (Leidsch Aaipiejee) is worth ordering (thanks to the waiting staff for the recommendation!). The fries are cut with a furrow in them perfect for mayonnaise. Beer...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laksalover
Reviewed August 30, 2018

A lovely bar with some outside seating on the canal which just adds to the wonderful experience of a late summer afternoon/evening in Leiden! Nice for drinks, didn't eat so can't really comment.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 473JohnN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands (Formerly Pettersson Grand Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 1279
  • E-mail
Vlot grand cafe is the place to be when you visit Leiden. From this boot you'll enjoy the canals of Leiden with a stunning view over the old harbour . We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9 am till 21 pm . The bar will close at 22 pm . And of course you're more then welcome for just a drink .
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