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De Gaanderij

$$ - $$$
Dutch, Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Middelweg 7-9, 2312 KE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2128
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had always wanted to try this restaurant as I really liked how it looked. The inside turns out to be as nice looking as the outside. The bottom part is quiet small and all the tables were taken so we headed to the first floor as only one table of six was occupied and the others were free. Unfortunately... More 

Thank Kelilans
Milan, Italy
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

On tripadvisor is written that this place open at 16:00. But on Saturday is open at lunch and they have a lunch menu. Anyway, is a cute restaurant and the cuisine is not bad. The menu is little, but they are not very fast in the service.

Thank Alex T
Leiden, The Netherlands
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Nice location with a decent terrace (outside seating), just off the New Rhine and adjacent to the Hooglandse Kerk. Good selection of draft beers, enough wines to choose from. Has a bistro menu with good options and solid food.

Thank Erikz_nl
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We liked the look of the building from the outside and needed a break after visiting the busy Saturday market and the surroundings on bicycle. It was sunny and looked inviting so we stopped for a drink which was served with a smile which led on to some food and another drink. It was pretty busy as there was a... More 

Thank ChristinaBirtles
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Went there with a large group of people - 35 people. They are not gear up to serve so many people. Main course came cold. Service slow. Will not recommend it.

Thank Isanchezalay
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

It was a very busy evening, but the service was excellent! Quick and with a smile. They know how to handle a full house. We went there to test the spareribs and although they were quite good, they don't have the best spareribs in Leiden. But the price was good, very well even for the quality!

Thank Marloes N
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Nice place. Food is no haute cuisine, but decent and reasonably priced (compared to Dutch standards). Good choice of tap beers. Quite noisy, and be prepared for some waiting time (at least on a Friday night when the place is crowded.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Went there with colleagues. Food was good. A bit small at the front for a group of 11, but all in all we had a good time. Would go back. Near beautiful church.

Thank Jesjoe13
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

We accidentally stumbled into the quant restaurants which was mostly directly adjacent to the cathedral. Most patrons it seemed are locals and not tourists as it has a very quaint cozy interior. The food was delicious and we had a nice evening there. Great local beers too.

Thank dhlchung
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

A bit better than In Den Bierbengel, but not by much. "Prime Rib" turned out to be a rib-eye stake, and not a good one. Also, EVERY entree looks the same -- a bed of vegetables, something on top (a steak, a piece of grilled fish, or whatever), and then the same garnishment to top it off. Great location though.... More 

Thank NYCguy101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middelweg 7-9, 2312 KE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 2128

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