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Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 216 2214
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely food” (2 reviews)
“small dishes” (2 reviews)
“allergies” (2 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
All hours
Seafood, European, Dutch, Vegetarian Friendly
Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: The food is modern but not pretentious. The decor is very nice and modern. They offer you champagne upon arrival. The waiting time between dishes was too long. We went with our family of three. My son has food allergies, we mentioned clearly...More

Thank Carolina E
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food was nice but, like many around us, getting annoyed about the slow (no) service and waiting more than one hour for the first small plate to arrive and subsequently another 40+ for the next is not how one wants to spend Saturday evening!

Thank AVDBnyra
Reviewed 12 January 2017

expected better food preparation, but did not live to the pretentions given. The sweetbread was still rauw when served and the combination of food did not complement with each other

Thank pinkythegreat
Reviewed 12 January 2017

So I must be honest, I'm a travel blogger and for work I was invited to eat at Sems. Normally I wouldn't bother to also write a review on TA, but this restaurant was so unbelievably good that I just had to share it. My...More

1  Thank Robin E
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place, nice concept, good service and cosy environment. The food was good but I expected something more, maybe is just a matter of expectation.

Thank Redmonster52
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We dropped in on this restaurant and were totally blown away by the fabulous food, service and friendliness of the staff. They were knowledgeable and didn't try to rip us off by recommending unnecessary items to order. The food was exquisitely cooked and presented in...More

Thank MamaSlo
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited during a trip to Netherlands, lovely, friendly staff but, above all, the food was absolutely superb. Serving small dishes, order three or four between two of you and you will not be disappointed with the delicious cooking and ingredients. The whole evening was topped...More

Thank uncleglyn
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've come to the point where I don't really enjoy a standard main meal. The quantities are often so overwhelming and there are limited taste experiences. At Sems you can choose 3 mini-main meals and get to taste 3 very well cooked dishes. The experience...More

Thank mispoes11
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Nice terrace, good food with a choice of smaller dishes to create your own tasting experience. Great spot.

Thank Offemar
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went there with my boyfriend for a romantique dinner , the place is really nice , classy the people welcome you properly , at first we were impress by the quality of the service . The waitress spoke perfectly english and that was nice....More

1  Thank morgandetoi89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouverneursplein 36, 8911 HH Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
  • Phone Number: +31 58 216 2214
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