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Vlot Grand Cafe

Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 1279
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“lasagne” (3 reviews)
“tosta” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Dutch, Cafe, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Prompt service, not too expensive, open kitchen, in the centre of town. The Dutch treat " kroket" is recommended.

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just completed an hour’s boat trip and were feeling a little chilled in temperature!It was the glass boat frontage which encouraged us to visit and we were so glad we did. All 3 of us opted for hot chocolate with cream and they...More

Thank Sarahbr114
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant on the water has great views of the canal. The outdoor terrace is nice in summer but the large windows also provide great views indoors during winter. Nice dishes, friendly and efficient service.

Thank Wub67
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We enjoyed a great lunch, hamburger: excellent, and spelt bread with houmous and grilled vegetables, absolute delicious. The place has a lot of light, a spacious terrace, and a great view. Absolute worth a visit!

Thank Augusta K
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a cup of coffee just to check out this good looking restaurant. The location couldn’t be better; right therr in the heart of the city over looking the canal. Friendly staff. Will come back to have a taste of their menu.

Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty enthousiastic about this place, had some lunch here several times and can say it's pretty good, in the morning/early afternoon the sun is exactly in the ideal place for this spot. Staff is very friendly too, I asked them to juice a grapefruit for...More

Thank rutierut
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had just arrived in Leiden when we saw the Illy sign from across the canal, I mean.... great coffee and a cool location. Great service. We will be back!

1  Thank burrowbk
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The best food I had until now in Leiden. We had soup, warm dishes, fresh juice and coffee and they were all very good. My previous experiences in this town weren't that good. And the view is really nice. However service is a little bit...More

1  Thank domibrazil
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this place for coffee, drinks or lunch. The view is great and the service was friendly. Not much of a dinner location though.

1  Thank Chantal L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ship's bow-shaped glass cafe in suitable canalside location. We had a nice breakfast with good coffee while watching the boats go by.

1  Thank Dutch_Hugh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands (Formerly Pettersson Grand Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 1279
  • E-mail
Vlot grand cafe is the place to be when you visit Leiden. From this boot you'll enjoy the canals of Leiden with a stunning view over the old harbour . We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9 am till 21 pm . The bar will close at 22 pm . And of course you're more then welcome for just a drink .
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