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De Gelaarsde Kat

Dutch, European
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Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This restaurant is always busy (at least it was all the times I've been there!), so make sure you book your table in time. The restaurant has a very cosy look & feeland an informal service. The menu hasn't changed much over the years, with the famous breadroll & dip sauce, unlimited spare-ribs and various other dishes (with funny names,... More 

Thank M0rrighan
Lubbeek, Belgium
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Having not been here for more than 13 years we decided to book a table. Their famous "broodje dip" was just as good as always, but the "vispotje" lacked flavour and the traditional ribs had to much thyme, the second ribs were the sweet ones, and we're flavourless compared to the traditional ones. Still very dark and "gezellig" inside and... More 

Thank downthunder
The Netherlands
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

"De Gelaarsde Kat" (Puss-in-Boots) is a consistant factor in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn. The cosy dark-brown interior, (hard not to) sing-along background music and friendly staff gives you a warm welcome. The choice of menu has been the same for many years but nobody's complaining. Food quality and portions are good. Price level is just ok for... More 

Thank ronaldlagerberg
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Service is terrible, kitchen is out dated. I will not go there anymore. Recipe of the spareribs is not tastefull and when we complained the did not want to accept this or do anything about it.

Thank Wallfl02
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a big restaurant which has quite a few different seating areas over two levels. The décor could be called dark, with dark wood furniture and rafters/beams and lots of decorations crammed in. But to me it felt rather cosy and gave off a nice atmosphere. We ate dinner there and it was already dark when we arrived, so... More 

Thank dragonsquareeyes
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nothing wrong with the food here but the prices are way to high!some prices increased with 40% in 5 years. The other minor point is that there are to much tables for th espace in the restaurant so you got little space. They have seats facing the river Rhine and that is very nice! If you go there take the... More 

Thank JanPaul11
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Reasonable food, reasonable staff and reasonable price. Always packed full, that's gotta mean something, right?

Thank HUNGRYwoman1
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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208 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Not my favorite place. It is too dark. The food is reanably good for the price paid.

1 Thank mountainst
Leiden, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We went with a group of 12. The food was good, if you got it warm. 2 of us got the spare ribs when the rest of us were done. Waited for almost 1 hour. Then when we wanted to pay they were fussing over the bill, and they had made some mistakes.

1 Thank Johan770
Koutouloufari, Greece
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

Best spare ribs I ever had. Great place, great atmosphere. I have been coming the last 15 years that I visit Alphen a/d Rijn. Peter is fantastic guy!!! Strongly recomended!!!!

1 Thank stelekas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dutch, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Alphen aan den Rijn
  • Phone Number: 0172-491401

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?