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Seafood, European, Dutch
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Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 216 2214
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Kinrooi, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

expected better food preparation, but did not live to the pretentions given. The sweetbread was still rauw when served and the combination of food did not complement with each other

Thank pinkythegreat
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So I must be honest, I'm a travel blogger and for work I was invited to eat at Sems. Normally I wouldn't bother to also write a review on TA, but this restaurant was so unbelievably good that I just had to share it. My boyfriend and I have a lot of allergies. He's allergic for sugar and I'm allergic... More 

1 Thank Robin E
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place, nice concept, good service and cosy environment. The food was good but I expected something more, maybe is just a matter of expectation.

Thank Redmonster52
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We dropped in on this restaurant and were totally blown away by the fabulous food, service and friendliness of the staff. They were knowledgeable and didn't try to rip us off by recommending unnecessary items to order. The food was exquisitely cooked and presented in a tapas style...three dishes were plenty for these two hungry travellers.

Thank MamaSlo
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44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited during a trip to Netherlands, lovely, friendly staff but, above all, the food was absolutely superb. Serving small dishes, order three or four between two of you and you will not be disappointed with the delicious cooking and ingredients. The whole evening was topped with the attention to detail such as the petit fours served with coffee. All in... More 

Thank uncleglyn
Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've come to the point where I don't really enjoy a standard main meal. The quantities are often so overwhelming and there are limited taste experiences. At Sems you can choose 3 mini-main meals and get to taste 3 very well cooked dishes. The experience gives a greater variety of tastes and textures, without feeling over-faced. The level of cooking... More 

Thank mispoes11
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Nice terrace, good food with a choice of smaller dishes to create your own tasting experience. Great spot.

Thank Offemar
Den Helder, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went there with my boyfriend for a romantique dinner , the place is really nice , classy the people welcome you properly , at first we were impress by the quality of the service . The waitress spoke perfectly english and that was nice. Then we waited a little time for the Menu - fair enough- the restaurant was... More 

1 Thank morgandetoi89
Verona, Italy
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Young and attentive staff, new concept restaurant: choose whatever you want, we only serve small dishes, so there's no a first course or a main, you can taste different dishes of small portion. They're all sophisticated and well presented. The waiters are polite and looking after. I wish I could more often to leeuwarden.

1 Thank valentinada
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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

The concept of the restaurant is that you choose small dishes. These dishes have a great variety in tastes and can surprise you.. When you finish go for the coffee or tea with luxerious small cholates etc.

1 Thank Siem J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
  • Phone Number: +31 58 216 2214

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?