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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“De Waag is now a restaurant but used to be the place where the goods from traders from other cities were weighed and checked. This way it was possible for the city of Leiden to levy excise duties on the goods as well as to check the products for quality. It is a beautiful building!”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“In the Haven (small harbour area) , a little off the beaten track, this is a great place to either enjoy breakfast (their Sunday breakfast is very popular), sit outside on the terrace on a sunny day, or just have dinner. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“You can go there for a drink, some food or a whole meal, it's up to you. Good atmosphere, big terrace in summer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place is not just a bar, it's an amazing restaurant as well. They have tons of different belgian beers and good food. Plus: they have a beautifull courtyard/garden!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Especially in the early morning a nice place to start your day. Great coffee and breakfast, good service. Bit more modern then Vooraf & Toe. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best terraces in the Netherlands. To access Annies you need to walk under an unasuming bridge.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Because it is a popular terrace in the centre and in the winter they have heaters and blankets so you can watch the skaters on the canal. They have got good Thai food. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“The most amazing french bakery with delicious bread and (almond!) croissants! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super nice restaurant with amazing food. The kitchen is open untill 11 or 12 pm. Also opens early for breakfast. I highly recommend this place, the location is so beautiful near to the church”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Real Italian food, fresh pasta, salads, pizza, meatballs. Also good for lunch. 10 min walk. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Haarlemmerstraat, Breestraat, Doezastraat, Noordeinde Nieuwe Rijn, you will find different shops: clothings shops, shoes, bakery, butcher, grocery, flower shops, restaurant and cafes for lunch and diner. Many restaurants and cafes ans one of them is Burgerzaken ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Very good coffee, many regular customers (both politicians working at the close by city hall as well as salesman from the market) good coffee and very affordable meals on Thursday’s and Friday’s. The owner is the extremely friendly small guy with black-brownish hear who is constantly smiling. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can go with the car (15 minutes, 40 bike minutes). This restaurant is situated at a lake site, with a beautiful terras. You can also use the free beach there or plan a windsurfing lesson and afterwards drink and eat something in the restaurant. It’s our favorite!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Familiar with the story of the Soldier of Orange? The story is based on the true story of the resistance movement during World War II in Leiden. The famous balcony where the resistance hero sir Erik Hazelhoff Roelzema lived can still be seen above the bar Barrera at the Rapenburg, the most beautiful city canal in Leiden. Here you can have a nice drink, or enjoy some lunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Internationally known top restaurant in a beautiful building with high quality food. 'Classic with a twist'. Be sure to make a reservation.”
  • 3 locals recommend