Odessa is one of the favorite student haunts in Leiden. The food is cheap and greasy, the drinks are strong and the music is heavy and goes all night long. There are specials everyday, including drink specials that bring the students in droves from the university, and live music and DJs. There is usually a cover on weekend evenings, and the kitchen remains open till ;ate in the night.
Treat yourself to divine gourmet food during your visit to the Michelin star restaurant, Parkheuvel. The cuisine features eclectic flavor combinations with a heavy influence on Dutch tastes. Make sure to try the Bresse chicken with ravioli. Dine alfresco at the terrace if you wish to enjoy picturesque river views but if you are feeling a bit chilly, you can seat yourself in the dining room which features a warm and cozy vibe. Interiors are adorned with wooden accents and art nuevo elements that are sure to capture your attention. A must visit for those who wish to enjoy the finer things in life.
Grounds Podium + Cafe serves diners hearty portions of breakfast, lunch and dinner through the day, and boasts an interesting menu. A small stage can be used for impromptu performances by visitors who may want to show off their hidden talents. The grounds can also be hired for music, dance, drama and cultural events so check website for further details.
This is more than a just café where you can get a great meal. Since 1997, when it opened its doors to the public for the first time, Rotown has also been a great place to enjoy a lively night out. Rotown is a combination of café, Mexican restaurant, kiosk and photo gallery and is also well-known for its musical shows. This is a place full of character and that is something very much appreciated by its patrons. Maybe that's why it has become so famous in so short a time.
This lively little café invites jazz-lovers to join them for over 100 free concerts each year. Dizzy's really is the first word in jazz around Rotterdam; ask anyone for the best place in town to chill out, soak up the atmosphere and relax in a quiet corner with a paper and a cool drink, here's where they'll send you. The atmosphere is informal, the company cool, and the prices are amongst the best in town. Opens at 4p from Tuesdays through Saturdays.
This friendly bar in the Oude Haven attracts a lot of locals, but it's also earned a mention in several local tourist handbooks. It's completely unpretentious in ambiance or decor. This is the kind of place that invites guests to linger over drinks for hours, unwinding from a work week or a busy weekend. The place heats up on weekend nights though. Live bands play indoors, and the indoor bar area fills up with lively youngsters.
Huiskantine situated on Slepersvest is Rotterdam is a popular nightclub that is a haven for party animals in the city. The sophisticated and young crowd at this nightclub makes it one of the liveliest party places in the city. Ber, gin or tonic, whatever your poison is, you will find it at Huiskantine. This nightclub features performances of talented DJs, musicians and singers on a regular basis adding to the overall party vibe. Drink, dance, unwind and forget about your daily life by visiting this fun nightclub while in the city.
Right in the center of Den Haag lies De Pater cafe. Since its opening in 1986, this bar has become one of the city's premier music venues. The kind of music played here varies from smooth jazz to raunchy rap and the reggae. It is called the 'Muzikantencafe' because it really is a musician's dream cafe. The stage is well-equipped; the crowd is decent and attentive; and the organizers know what they are doing. Each night, except Mondays and Tuesdays, there is some live musical performance by artists from the city and beyond. Of course, the mood is set for a late-night groove-outing, with dim lights, the never-ending flow of beer, and the soothing music. Please see the website for further information.
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