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“Delicious Bitterballen!”
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Annie's
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Ranked #41 of 293 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French, International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Annie's does a wide range of food, including lots of Dutch specialties such as bitterballen - fried meats and cheese with sauces on the side for dipping. They have great service, friendly staff, and in the summer they have a seating area floating on the canal! Lush to sit on in the sun. I have only had good experiences there. Please feel free to have a read of my blog to read more about Annie's and Leiden in general: http://maponmyheart.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/being-a-tourist-in-amsterdam/

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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The terrace outside is nice, but it was raining hard so we decided to sit inside. Quite large, but organized like a labyrinth, still possible to find a cozy small area.

The atmosphere is relaxed. Food was nice and good collection of beers.

Recommended for desert: Dudok apple cake!

Thank Laurens S
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The view is lovely, the beers really cold. Bit food was average. Indeed a popular spot. We ordered a few appetizers and a friend a salad. Been there, dine that.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Leiden is a city of canals, and many restaurants take advantage of the beautiful scenery with canal-side tables and floating barges with tables. Annie's is the largest and best located, right on the junction of the Old and New Rhine rivers.

In mid-summer, the setting sun aligns perfectly with the canal, so you get the maximum sunshine. The place is often packed, but the turnover is good so you can usually snag a table, and you can easily stand around with a drink while you wait.

The food is pretty standard Leiden fare, burgers, ribs, some simple pastas. I wouldn't say the food is great, but it is perfectly adequate for the location. They have a very good beer list.

The service was friendly and fast. When our kids were complaining about sun glare, they dug up some promotional sunglasses for them to keep, which was a nice touch.

If you are new to Leiden and want a good canal dining experience, head to Annie's first, then explore the other options later in your stay. The really good restaurants are a few blocks away from the water, where people come for the food and not so much the incredible views.

Thank atravellingman
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

People come here in droves to enjoy the late afternoon sun, not the mediocre food served on the crowded floating patio. Situated on the canal and safe from shade as a result of the absence of nearby tall buildings, this place can bask in sun long after it has set for the other restaurants around town.

Service and food are acceptably average, but if those things are at all important to you there are plenty other restaurants around to choose from that would be preferable over this one.

If you are looking to sit in the sun and have a drink this is probably the best spot around. You definitely won't be alone.

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Thank Lukas_Vermeer
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