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Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

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Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 3388
17:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
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Hong Kong, China
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161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Always a pleasure to find a restaurant that allows you a cosy corner to eat and chat with friends. This restaurant has a lovely old bar next to it where you can have an aperitif and rendezvous and enjoy the views along Rappenburg, one of the loveliest scenes in Leiden. Despite its name Entry Forbidden, Verboden Toegang is the opposite,... More 

Thank Chris D
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Cool place , nice staff and food almost perfect... Little few thighs to fix up but in generally a good experience

Thank Emiliano A
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I've been here several times, and they have never yet disappointed. The staff is friendly and the food is always good, diverse and interesting. The menu changes regularly. For larger groups (parties, conferences, etc.) they also offer nice three-course menus.

Thank Karen_Br378
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There is no shortage of restaurants in Leiden, many of them good. But it was a pleasant surprise to discover this place. It is "themed" but in a unusual way - the walls are covered in warning signs from all over the world. The food and wine was great and also good value. The service was friendly and prompt. It... More 

Thank pb892016
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the second time I've visited. Great value especially Sunday to Tuesday as they have a €29 three course menu offer. I'd dined inside on the previous visit. This time a friend and me were sat outside since the temperature was still in the high twenties in the evening. Tables outside go quickly in warmer weather, but there were... More 

Thank SW17LondonPaul
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Had dinner here with a family of 4. The waiting staff was very friendly and the food was good. Especially the desserts in the special icecream cups were popular with our kids. On busy evenings, it can be a bit of a wait for the food, but the atmosphere is nice and friendly.

Thank FlyinDutch
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We were in leiden for a conference so went after a long day of lectures. What a wonderful meal lovely friendly staff. Good wines. Excellent atmosphere. A must to visit

Thank alisonjayne14
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We went while visiting family in Leiden, there was a really great atmosphere and staff were friendly. They do a great deal on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday which we took advantage of. Food was really excellent, would definitely go back!

Thank Elizabeth I
Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The name of this restaurant means "Entry Forbidden" or "Forbidden Access". I asked the waitress if this was a good name for a restaurant, but it did have a lot of customers! I had the special pork spare ribs. They were good with a variety of spices and good meat on the ribs. I was given a wet towel and... More 

Thank Bruce J
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Nice enviroment, humor full menu. Bit flat in service and food. Exellent desert! Nicely loctaed in the charming town center!

Thank hassebassie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 514 3388

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