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!
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.
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.