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Belgisch Biercafe Olivier

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Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2444
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (10 reviews)
“belgian beer” (8 reviews)
“great beer” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want quality beer, particularly with a Belgium emphasis (although Dutch are also there) whist in Leiden this is is the place to go. An incredibly wide range and the beer cards give great descriptions! The atmosphere is always good and busy with good,...More

Thank Bob S
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Lovely words, will we see you back soon for beers and perhaps diner this time? ^Olivier

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice spot to have a drink. The building used to be a hospital and there's still a lot of fun signs of that in the place. They have a very good selection of beers and friendly staff. Although we haven't tried...More

Thank Thomas T
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lovely review, thanks! ^Team Olivier

Reviewed 13 November 2017

A really popular waterhole in Leiden, Olivier serves over 200 different types of Belgian beer. The ambiance is really nice and this place is really popular with the students. A must try for beer lovers if you are in Leiden.

Thank AviroopSen
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear AviroopSen, Kind words. Thanks for you review! We do have lots of beers, are you already familiar with all the beers we offer? Hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Team Olivier

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Cosy, informal and great range of beers. No lemonades though and poor selection of wine. Good place to hang out, love the large windows at the back that looks out to the square.

Thank Karen N
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Karen, Thank you, for taking the time to write a review. We would like to welcome you again in the future! Kind regards, Olivier

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We love mussels and the ones we ordered at Oliviers steamed with beer were the best either of us have ever eaten. The wonderful bread with various spreads rounded out a perfect dinner. Excellent choices of beer and wine complimented oir meals.

Thank SuQue
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to have a beer with some friends after we heard a lot of good stories about this place. At first sight it doesn't look too spectacular but inside you'll find an authentic cafe atmosphere which might or might not be to your taste....More

Thank Gerbii
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

What a wonderful review! After reading this we want to visit our own cafe ;) We're happy you've had such a nice experience during your visit. We'll see you back soon! Make sure to ask our staff for beer recommendations. We'll make sure to surprise...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

If you are in leiden and need a good beer and some fun atmosphere this is the place to go to. The offer good advice and great belgian beers ,,,

Thank Herman S
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks Herman! If you ever need any more beer advice, you know where to find us ;) ^Stan

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times now and eaten here twice. It's great for drinking, has a good variety of beers and a lovely garden for when the weather's nice. However when we decided to stay put and order food rather than going somewhere else...More

Thank WoodEl
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went for one of the Sunday/Monday roasts they have here and really enjoyed it. The staff were very nice and the inside of the building and the courtyard at the back are very pretty. Would return.

Thank traveller2017449
Reviewed 5 May 2017

As it is a beer cafeteria, the main emphasis lies on (countless) Belgian beers. Housed in part of old hospital with lot of wooden decoration and historical pictures, the place has a great atmosphere. Choice of food is limited but has also on the menu...More

Thank Janoshka
Eric B, Manager at Belgisch Biercafe Olivier, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback! Greetings, ^Thomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 2444
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