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8 Best Places To Eat In Leiden, The Netherlands

Margaret Shipra
Updated Jun 30, 2017

Leiden is one of the most beautiful cities located in Netherlands. It offers some of the well-designed canals lined up by the 17th-century buildings which make the view beautiful! The vibrant city also offers its tourists some of the best places to eat while wandering the streets of this gorgeous city.

If you are looking for some outstanding traditional food, then here’s a list of some of the best budget-friendly places to eat in Leiden. The food is delicious! So, don’t wait further. Surprise your tummy with some of the amazing dishes served in these restaurants that are worth trying!

Read on to find out where to eat in Leiden:

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1. In Den Doofpot

Posted by In den Doofpot / IdD Leiden on Saturday, 24 December 2016

In Den Doofpot serves some excellent traditional Dutch ingredients. All dishes served here add a touch of great flavors that will make you want to eat more. You can enjoy wine with your food too since the restaurant serves some of the finest wines. If you are looking for some professional cuisine with a relaxed and cozy ambiance, then this restaurant is well-suited for you to have an amazing lunch or dinner with your family.

In Den Doofpot

Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: In Den Doofpot (in Dutch)

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2. Oudt Leyden

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Posted by Oudt Leyden Pannenkoekenhuys on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

If you love pancakes, then this place is a must-go for you! The pancakes served here are not just ordinary, but they are also huge. The pancakes are served in giant Delf plates, giving your taste buds a chance to relish this awesome dish!

This place is worth the money as it’s budget friendly. So, what are you waiting for, foodies?! Visit this amazing place to enjoy your pancakes.

Oudt Leyden

Address: Steenstraat 49, 2312 BV Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: Oudt Leyden

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3. Rhodos

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Posted by Restaurant Rhodos Leiden on Sunday, 4 June 2017

If you are in the mood to have some Greek food, then this is the best place to eat if you want to have best quality food! The dishes served here have the right ingredients which make you want to eat more. The dishes are presented in a Northern-European style that elevates the experience and enjoyment!

This place is also inexpensive as compared to other restaurants. The ambiance of this place is warm and friendly, which will definitely make your evening special! So, do visit this place while you wander the streets of Leiden.


Address: Turfmarkt 5, 2312 CD Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: Rhodos

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4. Beans and Bagels

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Posted by Bagels & Beans Maarsmansteeg Leiden on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The name of the restaurant says it all! That’s right, if you want to have the best bagels of your life, get in here and enjoy a lazy brunch having bagels. The menu offered here is quite healthy so if you are conscious about your health, you can definitely have bagels here, since the ingredients used are organic. Along with bagels and cream cheese, there are some amazing smoothies that will keep your tummy filled up for the day! This is a great place to visit for healthy bagels and smoothies.

Beans and Bagels

Address: Haarlemmerstraat 38, 2312 GA Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: Beans and Bagels

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5. Donatello's

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Posted by Donatello's Leiden on Monday, 22 September 2014

This is the best student-friendly restaurant, as it’s mostly visited by students studying in Leiden! If you love Italian food, then this place can give you an amazing taste of pizza, which is the traditional dish of Italy. The price of the dishes served here is also very decent and if you are a first-year student who just started school, then this is a place you really need to try! So, all those pasta and pizza lovers, grab your friends and hang out at this place to have a perfect evening!


Address: Haarlemmerstraat 20, 2312 GA Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: Donatello’s (in Dutch)

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6. India Way Tandoori Restaurant

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Looking for something spicy and Indian? Well, you are totally going to love this place and you will want to visit again and again! Traditional Indian dishes are served here, including rice, naan, kulcha and parantha, which can be accompanied by some gravy or korma. The dishes served here are full of flavors and will remind you of India. Those who haven’t had an Indian dish in a long time must visit this place to enjoy the food!

India Way Tandoori Restaurant

Address: Vrouwenkerkkoorstraat 7, 2312 WP Leiden, The Netherlands

Website: India Way Tandoori Restaurant (in Dutch)

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7. Yuki Sushi

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Posted by Yuki Sushi on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Are you looking for something extraordinary? Well, you can try this Japanese restaurant that serves some of the finest sushi, a traditional dish in Japanese cuisine. The decor of this restaurant gives you Japanese vibes as it’s portrayed by a light wood and pink interior!

If you want to try authentic sushi, then this is the right place for you! One of the chef’s recommended dishes at this restaurant is the Dragon Volcano Roll! If you haven’t tried sushi yet, this restaurant is the best place to have a beginner’s experience!

Yuki Sushi

Address: Hogewoerd 19 2311 HE Leiden Netherlands

Website: Yuki Sushi (in Dutch)

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8. Just Meet

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Posted by Centrummanagement Leiden on Friday, 10 April 2015

The name itself is so fascinating! You should definitely visit this amazing place. This place serves some of the best steaks which can be accompanied by some beautiful wines, making a perfect meal! This place is known for its liquor and cocktails, so if you want to hang out with your friends or go on a date night, this place is for you.

Just Meet

Address: Breestraat 18, 2311 Leiden Netherlands

Website: Just Meet (in Dutch)

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The way to a person's heart is through their stomach!

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Well, the above-stated phrase is so true! If you love food, you and your tummy will be happy in Leiden. So, don’t wait further.

Rush to these amazing places and have some of the delicious food served in Leiden, because a fantastic cuisine is something you cannot resist! So, venture out and surprise yourself. Happy eating!

This article was originally published on Jun 28, 2017

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