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Oudt Leyden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European
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Steenstrat 49, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 513 3144
11:30 - 21:30
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Leiden and recently took my girlfriend here to see what the town is all about. First thing we did when we got there is go for one of the amazing large pancakes here. Both the sweet and savoury options are delicious. Additionally if you like the classic blue and white dishes that the pancakes are served... More 

Thank Benjamin P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a mix of pancakes- 2 sweet and 2 savoury. They were huge and tasted lovely. I had cheese, bacon and apple. Superb.

Thank Angela W
Commana, France
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the place. Very dutch XVIth century deco. Expensive for panecake but that is the case everywhere. I stopped going there when I noticed something was wrong with my panecake. The maid told me it was unfrozen. I cannot believe it.

Thank Jean-Marc L
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great huge sweet and savory pancakes to share or to stuff yourself !! The service is good and friendly but a bit slow. The food came fast and was very tasty and perfectly made. I then ordered a powdered sugar one which was excellent. The food is very fairly priced and the location in the centre of Leyden very convenient... More 

Thank Nacho R
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The selection of Dutch pancakes here is awesome; their soups are great too. We started with onion soup and then I had a delicious pancake with bacon, apples and cheese. My wife had a wonderful cheese and mushroom pancake. The pancakes are very thin and are about 15 inches across. We had some pancakes in Amsterdam that were nowhere near... More 

Thank KilgoreTrout53
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The service is awesome, the waiter was very nice and explained and showed us anything we didn't know what it was. He guided us in our (very hard) decision about what to choose to eat and drink XD Even though prices might seem a little high, the quantities fully respect the costs. In fact, since we weren't able to finish... More 

Thank Alexis Z
Campinas, SP
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very "dutch" food. Nice place with nice staff. Meat are expensive but not so much. I went twice for dinner - big, tasteful pannenkoekens. Try the fresh mint tea with pannenkoekens (pancakes).

Thank rhminoda
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Visited twice in the last month to show visitors from outside the Netherlands what is Dutch traditional dishes.. The food was great! Also a place to go with kids!

Thank Shaked26
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Best pancakes in town IMHO. Great old world feel. I like the spek pancake with syrup. My wife the banana Nutella . Either way a nice place with consistent quality vs price . Around €8 simple pancake

Thank Stevey1631
Leiden, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

There is no better place to eat "pannekoeken" (Dutch for pancakes) in the whole Netherlands. This cozy restaurant, located in the center of Leiden, not only serves a vast assortment of pannekoeken but does it in style, presenting them in beautiful Delft Blue big plates. The ambiance is nice, nice wooden chairs and tables and very good service.

Thank Antonio A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenstrat 49, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 513 3144

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