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De Gelaarsde Kat

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Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
+31 172 491 401
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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360 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is really cozy and cute, looking like the old times. Gezillig as Dutch people would say. I order a kip sate with cucumber salad and my boyfriend, the stew. Both were pretty good. Fries are unlimited with their special sauce and the house red wine is pretty good.

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Thank Be_Karen
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay place to eat and prices are reasonable. Spare ribs are the specialty, but I find them to be too fatty and greasy. Not a bad place, but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Brad C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The price/quality is not in balance at the 'gelaarsde kat'. It is too expensive for what you get. For the amount you spend, you can easily go to a restaurant with better service and better quality of food. You have to like the athmosphere as it is very outspoken.

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Thank Marloes H
Netherlands
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This restaurant is always busy (at least it was all the times I've been there!), so make sure you book your table in time. The restaurant has a very cosy look & feeland an informal service. The menu hasn't changed much over the years, with the famous breadroll & dip sauce, unlimited spare-ribs and various other dishes (with funny names,... More 

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Thank M0rrighan
Lubbeek, Belgium
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Having not been here for more than 13 years we decided to book a table. Their famous "broodje dip" was just as good as always, but the "vispotje" lacked flavour and the traditional ribs had to much thyme, the second ribs were the sweet ones, and we're flavourless compared to the traditional ones. Still very dark and "gezellig" inside and... More 

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Thank downthunder
The Netherlands
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

"De Gelaarsde Kat" (Puss-in-Boots) is a consistant factor in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn. The cosy dark-brown interior, (hard not to) sing-along background music and friendly staff gives you a warm welcome. The choice of menu has been the same for many years but nobody's complaining. Food quality and portions are good. Price level is just ok for... More 

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Thank ronaldlagerberg
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Service is terrible, kitchen is out dated. I will not go there anymore. Recipe of the spareribs is not tastefull and when we complained the did not want to accept this or do anything about it.

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Thank Wallfl02
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is a big restaurant which has quite a few different seating areas over two levels. The décor could be called dark, with dark wood furniture and rafters/beams and lots of decorations crammed in. But to me it felt rather cosy and gave off a nice atmosphere. We ate dinner there and it was already dark when we arrived, so... More 

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Thank dragonsquareeyes
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Nothing wrong with the food here but the prices are way to high!some prices increased with 40% in 5 years. The other minor point is that there are to much tables for th espace in the restaurant so you got little space. They have seats facing the river Rhine and that is very nice! If you go there take the... More 

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Thank JanPaul11
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Reasonable food, reasonable staff and reasonable price. Always packed full, that's gotta mean something, right?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Alphen aan den Rijn
  • Phone Number: +31 172 491 401

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