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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Dutch, Cafe, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Prinsessekade 5L, 2312 DA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Visited here for breakfast whilst on holiday to Leiden, great friendly staff lovely food reasonable price with inside/outside seating overlooking the canal a must if visiting Leiden

Thank ANN M M
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a nice place to have a coffee and apple pie and watch the boats go by. Very convenient location. The staff is friendly and efficient as well.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I had a couple of times lunch at Vlot Cafe with family members. They have a great selection of options, tasteful and nicely served. Very friendly waiters and waitresses! The place is clean and well kept, it’s location is wonderful on the canal in center...More

Thank Augusta K
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We went to VLOT after a day of exploring Leiden to eat and relax. Excellent choice and happy atmosphere with great staff. Can recommend to stop there!

Thank Chantal S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is an idyllic place on the canal to just relax and watch the houseboats and the sunset. Not sure if folks realize but this café actually sits on the water. Vlot is Dutch for raft. Loved the approach, garden area and walkway. Very charming...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Really a nice place. We had a business lunch, very good salads and burgers with fresh and high quality ingredients. Perfect service. The only concern is related to the lack of visa or MasterCard paynent.

Thank Fabrizio P
Reviewed 16 March 2018

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

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 24 February 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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