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De Gelaarsde Kat

) #27 of 61 Restaurants in Alphen aan den Rijn ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European
Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
+31 172 491 401
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good41%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
“boots” (2 reviews)
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Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviews (82)
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 2 December 2016

The place is really cozy and cute, looking like the old times. Gezillig as Dutch people would say. I order a kip sate with cucumber salad and my boyfriend, the stew. Both were pretty good. Fries are unlimited with their special sauce and the house...More

Thank Be_Karen
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Okay place to eat and prices are reasonable. Spare ribs are the specialty, but I find them to be too fatty and greasy. Not a bad place, but nothing to write home about.

Thank Brad C
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The price/quality is not in balance at the 'gelaarsde kat'. It is too expensive for what you get. For the amount you spend, you can easily go to a restaurant with better service and better quality of food. You have to like the athmosphere as...More

Thank Marloes H
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This restaurant is always busy (at least it was all the times I've been there!), so make sure you book your table in time. The restaurant has a very cosy look & feeland an informal service. The menu hasn't changed much over the years, with...More

Thank M0rrighan
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Having not been here for more than 13 years we decided to book a table. Their famous "broodje dip" was just as good as always, but the "vispotje" lacked flavour and the traditional ribs had to much thyme, the second ribs were the sweet ones,...More

Thank downthunder
Reviewed 1 September 2015

"De Gelaarsde Kat" (Puss-in-Boots) is a consistant factor in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn. The cosy dark-brown interior, (hard not to) sing-along background music and friendly staff gives you a warm welcome. The choice of menu has been the same for many years...More

Thank ronaldlagerberg
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Service is terrible, kitchen is out dated. I will not go there anymore. Recipe of the spareribs is not tastefull and when we complained the did not want to accept this or do anything about it.

Thank Wallfl02
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This is a big restaurant which has quite a few different seating areas over two levels. The décor could be called dark, with dark wood furniture and rafters/beams and lots of decorations crammed in. But to me it felt rather cosy and gave off a...More

Thank dragonsquareeyes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Nothing wrong with the food here but the prices are way to high!some prices increased with 40% in 5 years. The other minor point is that there are to much tables for th espace in the restaurant so you got little space. They have seats...More

Thank JanPaul11
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Reasonable food, reasonable staff and reasonable price. Always packed full, that's gotta mean something, right?

Thank HUNGRYwoman1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dutch, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooftstraat 81, 2406 GE Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Alphen aan den Rijn
  • Phone Number: +31 172 491 401
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