Welcome!


Enjoy the lively heart of Leiden at Dende on the Nieuwe Rijn!

You are most welcome with your family, friends or business relations on our lovely terrace, or in our atmospheric restaurant.

Our friendly and professional service provides you with an affordable lunch, drinks or dinner based on fresh, healthy and tasty products. 

At Dende we love good food and cozy drinks. What could be better than if you can do both!

Choose a delicious tasting together filled with beautiful dishes and enjoy a beautiful evening! At Restaurant Dende we like good food and the joy of drinks with friends. For us preferable combined together! Make a shared decision and enjoy our great wines, the best and most importantly your companions!



Wines   Dende offers in addition to its fresh products a wine list with exciting and affordable wines. In cooperation with our wine supplier, we have put together an excellent menu that matches our regional products. The wines have been purchased directly from the farmers without intermediary and selected for their special story and taste characteristics. Come by to taste and ask for advice on the best matching wines at your lunch or dinner!

Wines

Dende offers in addition to its fresh products a wine list with exciting and affordable wines. In cooperation with our wine supplier, we have put together an excellent menu that matches our regional products. The wines have been purchased directly from the farmers without intermediary and selected for their special story and taste characteristics. Come by to taste and ask for advice on the best matching wines at your lunch or dinner!

Coffee   The first descriptions of the word "coffee" all mention that it has its origin in Ethiopia (ancient Abyssinia). Our Gusto Blend from Bocca is organic and consists of three coffees from Ethiopia and also a Brazilian coffee. The different coffees are roasted separately and then mixed. Due to the amount of Ethiopian coffee in the Gusto Blend, this is a fruity and irresistible espresso in all our coffees!

Coffee

The first descriptions of the word "coffee" all mention that it has its origin in Ethiopia (ancient Abyssinia). Our Gusto Blend from Bocca is organic and consists of three coffees from Ethiopia and also a Brazilian coffee. The different coffees are roasted separately and then mixed. Due to the amount of Ethiopian coffee in the Gusto Blend, this is a fruity and irresistible espresso in all our coffees!

Products   Dende is looking for its products close by; we work as much as possible with local suppliers where we can purchase our seasonal products and adjust quality requirements. The fresh product is at the center and always remains recognisable. The local organic products are prepared in a traditional way with a large variation in taste and experience. We offer the possibility to meet specific dietary requirements (eg gluten-free).

Products

Dende is looking for its products close by; we work as much as possible with local suppliers where we can purchase our seasonal products and adjust quality requirements. The fresh product is at the center and always remains recognisable. The local organic products are prepared in a traditional way with a large variation in taste and experience. We offer the possibility to meet specific dietary requirements (eg gluten-free).


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We like to tell you about all our products we have at Dende, we try to work local. We are always looking for the best regional products which we translate in our dishes. Are you interested in more background information? Click the link underneath and learn more about all our stories.


Location

History

Since 1600 and exactly here at this location ‘Leidse’ owners ran a restaurant and café. The ‘Visbrug’ was the first and long time the only crossing point of the Nieuwe Rijn and offered a perfect location for traders and their goods. As a result, the district flourished quickly to become the most industrious. In addition to pancakes (beer taps) and wine tasting shops, coffee houses opened their doors for the first time around the year 1670, which were only allowed to serve liquor after 1800. In this time, the very first restaurants sprouted. Where travellers for centuries and forced to nest in an inn for their food and dribble of the day, the local people also moved to the new phenomenon "eating out"

Heart of Leiden

From Dende the old town is at your feet. Via this link a map and agenda of "Hartje Leiden" unfolds, giving you a nice impression of what is happening around the banks of the Rhine. The small but finer shops mainly live in this fairytale part of the city. Art galleries, record stores, fashion boutiques, interior shops, booksellers, antique shops and of course our market as a standard bearer together guarantee an attractive visit to this beautiful city.

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