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Artikel 461 Verboden Toegang

Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 3388
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“carpaccio” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
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Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kaiserstraat 7, 2311 GN, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been eating at this restaurant for almost fifteen years. Always top class service, great atmosphere and fantastic food and wine. Highly recommended.

Thank stovers67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Verboden Toegang is a "concept" restaurant and has an excellent atmosphere with great service and food. The theme is based on signs "prohibiting" activities (such as trespassing). The menu is also based on this theme: my starter "Red Card" was carpaccio of beef (very...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nicely themed restaurant with friendly personnel. It feels a bit like a family run restaurant and the waitress did make us feel very welcome in the establishment. Ok amount of dishes to choose from, with a not to expensive 3-course menu where you can pick...More

Thank Trebbor88
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants anywhere in Europe, or indeed anywhere in the world! The staff are incredibly friendly (without being overpowering); they speak perfect English; and the food, well.... it's simply delicious. My wife had the asparagus soup, followed by the cod...More

Thank RobinThomas1951
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Rule 4 of choosing a restaurant is that places with a theme are often a disaster. But this is the exception to that rule. The theme of this restaurant is illegality. Festooned with signs and placards banning things from spitting through smoking to singing, the...More

Thank LaurenceMann
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...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 20 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
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...More

Thank pb892016
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...More

Thank SW17LondonPaul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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