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De Gaanderij

8.5/10
363 reviews

Average price €20

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Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Guest spacing 1,5m
Hand sanitizer for customers
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Restaurant menu

Chef Rob de Vries
  • Average price €20 Special request
spare ribs
€19.5

met frites en salade en huisgemaakte knoflooksaus

Blt burger
€14.5

met cheddar en verse frites

Vispotje
€19.5

met gamba, zalm en kabeljouw in Hollandaise saus, prei en wortel

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.5/10
based on 363 reviews
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Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Jacco H.
    Jacco H.
    • one review
    7/10

    Prima

  2. • one review
    10/10

    It was a really nice and tasteful Christmas dinner! Everything we ate there was well cooked, it tasted awsome, and had incredible flavour. We really loved that place! And people were also very nice to us, explained what was every dish made of and offered an excelent service. We totally recommend this restaurant!!

  3. Steve H.
    Steve H.
    • 23 reviews
    8.5/10

    The Gaanderij is my idea of what a bistro should be. My wife and I have eaten here regularly for as long as I can remember. More than 20 years at least. The menu provides a good choice of starters and main courses. The sticky spare ribs are a popular choice The wine is reasonably priced and of a good quality. The service is friendly and prompt. Recommended.

  4. Rolf H.
    Rolf H.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Prima spare ribs in gezellig restaurant

    De Gaanderij

    Hartelijk dank voor de eerlijke en positieve recensie, zo kunnen we ons nog meer verbeteren.

  5. Teresa L.
    Teresa L.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Beautiful interior, nice people

    De Gaanderij

    Thanks for the Lovely compliments!

  6. Steve H.
    Steve H.
    • 23 reviews
    9/10

    I've forgotten how many times I've eaten at Gaanderij with my wife, family or friends over the years, but definitely a few dozen. When eating out in Leiden it's our restaurant of choice and rarely have we been disappointed. The menu and wine list are not extensive, but what they do do they do well. Favourites are the spare ribs and Black Angus steak.

  7. James W.
    James W.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    We sat outside the restaurant in the terras/street sitting area. It was very pleasant on a warm late June evening

  8. Ton V.
    Ton V.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

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  9. Richard r.
    Richard r.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Nice comfy place with good food and value

  10. Leire C.
    Leire C.
    • one review
    6/10

    Ok. The food was good compared to the standard in Leiden and the Netherlands, but a little bit overpriced. We were 4, shared an starter, had a main course each, shared 2 desserts and 2 bottles of the cheapest one in the menu. 42€ each.

  11. A H.
    A H.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Mm

  12. Nicklas L.
    Nicklas L.
    • one review
    3/10

    The restaurant was cold, no heating on. The food was not fresh, it tasted as it had been reheated. We never got the 20% discount that we were promised.

  13. Jean Michel M.
    Jean Michel M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Top restaurant we komen hier al jaren en kunnen het nog steeds van harte aanbevelen. en die spareribs en gambas biefstuk hmmmmmm... en uistekende bediening!

  14. Michael G.
    Michael G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very satisfied. The kids loved making their own desserts.

  15. Ron B.
    Ron B.
    • one review
    8/10

    prima eten

  16. Piet v.
    Piet v.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Geen

  17. Yves En Arine C.
    Yves En Arine C.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nvt

  18. Lorraine H.
    Lorraine H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Once again lovely evening! Fabulous ribs, great service and atmosphere. It was my 15 year old daughter’s birthday and this was celebrated with sparklers at every course and a photo capturing the evening to take home!

  19. Steve H.
    Steve H.
    • 23 reviews
    9/10

    My wife and I have been eating at Gaanderij at least 2 or 3 times a year for the last 15 years, if not longer. We have tried most of the other restaurants in Leiden during that time, yet Gaanderij remains our favourite. We particularly like its French Bistro feel. The food quality is of a consistently high standard, the service is welcoming and attentive and the prices reasonable. The carpaccio, spare ribs and beef steak can be particularly recommended. The red and white house wines are also more than acceptable. Enjoy!

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How to get to the restaurant

Nieuwstraat 32, 2312 KC, Leiden, Netherlands

Directions to get there

parkeergarage Hoogvliet/ parkeergarage Albert Heijn/ Kaasmarkt

About the restaurant

Dine authentic in Leiden

Come and dine in the best student city of the Netherlands! Restaurant De Gaanderij is located in an old coffee-roasting factory. In thirty years, De Gaanderij has become one of the most famous restaurants of Leiden. Experience the authentic nostalgic Dutch atmosphere and taste the fresh local products. Fan of spare-ribs? Come along on a Sunday, because then they are unlimited!

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