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Belgisch Biercafe Olivier

$$ - $$$, ,
Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (9 reviews)
“belgian beer” (7 reviews)
“great beer” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
Hooigracht 23, 2312 KM, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 6 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 14 May 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback! Greetings, ^Thomas

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good food and wide selection of beers. Not cheap but I guess you pay for quality...

Thank Stefano R
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Lovely local bar with a great selection of beers. Staff spoke excellent English and it was a lovely place to relax after walking around the city. A bit off the main tourist drag which made it even nicer.

Thank Isobel L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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