Restaurants

Top Choice Modern European in Leiden

In den Doofpot

Given the sky-high calibre of chef Patrick Brugman's cooking, In den Doofpot's prices are a veritable steal. Pork belly with smoked eel, grilled lobster with truffle butter and micro-herb salad, organic Dutch beef f…
Crêpes in Leiden

Oudt Leyden

The giant Dutch-style pancakes here make kids and adults alike go wide-eyed. Whether you're after something savoury (marinated salmon, sour cream and capers), sweet (apple, raisins, almond paste, sugar and cinnamon)…
Burgers in Leiden

David's Burger

Cowhide covers the timber booths, and horseshoes and farm equipment hang on the walls at David's, serving Leiden's best, all-organic burgers such as the gaucho (beef with grilled pepper, courgette and chimichurri), …
International in Leiden

Lot en de Walvis

Lot's sun-drenched terrace sits at the water's edge but the reason it's a Leiden hotspot is the outstanding food, from breakfast (French toast with cinnamon sugar; eggs Benedict on sour dough) to lunch (Thai yellow-…
Dutch in Leiden

Brasserie de Engelenbak

In the shadow of the 17th-century octagonal Marekerk, this elegant bistro serves a seasonally changing menu of fresh fare that takes its cues from across the continent. Local organic produce features in many of the …
Seafood in Leiden

Vishandel Atlantic

Two Turkish brothers opened this fish stand in 1989 and their attention to quality has propelled them to the Netherlands' top ranks of seafood vendors. Their raw herring rates 10 out of 10 in contests where 5.5 is c…