Leiden Culinair 2017 will take place during the Lakenfeesten weekend, the best place to herald the Summer season!
For four days, from Thursday 22 until Sunday 25 June, the Kaasmarkt will be the tasting room of the Leiden region. Here, Leiden-based restaurants will present their best dishes. The festival is a sure-fire recipe for reunions, chance meetings, culinary discoveries and varied entertainment.
Going strong for 30 years!!!!
Thursday 22 June 17.00 - 23.00 hrs.
Friday 23 June 16.00 - 00.00 hrs.
Saturday 24 June 14.00 - 01.00 hrs.
Sunday 25 June 13.00 - 21.30 hrs.
Leiden Culinair is a strong brand in the city, supported by the restaurants and an organisation of volunteers who manage to organise the event without any subsidies whatsoever. Inspiration, accessibility and quality are the key elements of the festival. During the event, residents, visitors, the hospitality industry, the business community, the municipality and social organisations all meet in the historic city centre of Leiden.
Each restaurant has its own stall on the edge of the square. Visitors choose the restaurants and dishes they fancy, at whatever time they like. The square becomes a massive terrace, its centre shaded by large parasols. Even when it rains, the party continues.