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In Den Gapenden Eter

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Rapenburg 97 | 2311 GL, 2311 GL, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 566 1494
18:00 - 21:30
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Helsinki, Finland
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for Easter Sunday dinner. I had not looked up for any recommendations, so I did not really know what to expect. Anyway, I did not expect to get food that could easily be given a Michelin star. We took the Chefs Menu and wine paring to go with it. All the dishes were delicious and beautiful. I... More 

Thank SusaMasa
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The plate really shows the attention to detail they have. Service is great and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Klas B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice meal. The quality of the cuisine was exceptional. We live in Lyon and have been to a few Michelin stared restaurants and the food here was at least as good. Service also very good. A must for a quality meal in Leiden.

Thank Melanie S
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

It's a good restaurant, we've been several there several times before. Their wine offer is very good also and the staff is very friendly. The restaurant is very cozy and you don't regret the price you pay for the whole. Last time we chose a menu and we were not so much impressed about the combination though...so next time we... More 

Thank Cati S
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in Leiden. I've been here several times and each time was a delight. Service is impeccable and knowledgeable, they're able to explain to you precisely how the dishes are made, what goes into them and what to drink with them. It is not a cheap restaurant, but for what you get it... More 

Thank Remco B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere. Restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic upper class dinner.

Thank Leendert K
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had read about In Den Gapender Eter in TripAdvisor. Also the locals from Leiden rate this restaurant highly. We decided to have a dinner at this place and booked for the dinner time. (Advance booking is advised as this is a small place). We are strict vegetarian. The stewardess understood our requirement and accordingly prepared our dinner dishes. The... More 

Thank PuneMehtas
The Netherlands
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

In den gapenden eter is located in e former pharmacy. It is a relatively small place located in one of the nicest neighborhoods of Leiden, right next to a canal with a great view. The food is good, the wine is fantastic. Small bites full of taste, priced above average but worth every euro. If you are really hungry and... More 

Thank ILikeQualityPlaces
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Superbe restaurant in the heart of Leiden at one of its beautiful canals. The chef and his crew prepare great food with finest details. Eugene Hoogenboom has proven to be a patron-cuisinier who is constantly performing at a very high level. The wine list is a very original one and excellent either. The Gapende eter is a restaurant where you... More 

Thank jmvt2016
The Netherlands
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This restaurant really is one of the best gourmet restaurants in Leiden. The personal touch of the chef/owner coming out of the kitchen to describe the day's special four course menu is great. There are about ten tables in this lovely restored ground floor old Dutch house. When we were there, only three tables were booked. More tables would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Dutch, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rapenburg 97 | 2311 GL, 2311 GL, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 566 1494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?