The 88 best places to visit during a city trip in Leiden
The compact Leiden has something for everyone. You can see hundreds of monuments walking or sailing. Discover Rembrandt's masterpieces, treasures from all over the world and the secrets of the human body. And shop in atmospheric streets and alleys. For conviviality, you are also good in this university city thanks to a variety of restaurants and cafés. Keep your eyes open, all over the city center keys pop up, the city's coat of arms.
Overlooking Molen de Valk and the Oude Singel, this charming hotel offers comfortable rooms with beautiful, well-kept décor.
The oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Landscaped in 1590 and expanded over the centuries. Admire the special diversity of plants.
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The Bohemia family has already sold cheese to many generations of Leiden. The range of cheese is extensive and supplemented with various accessories.
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An espresso bar in the heart of the city where they love to let you taste coffee made from beans they roasted themselves.
Beautiful in simplicity, tough and without unnecessary frills. That's the style at conceptstore EDUARD. Discover unique bags, accessories and items for home.
A music specialty store run by mere lovers. You will find records, CDs, DVDs and occasionally swinging instore concerts.
Comic strip lovers can wander around at Dumpie. In the charming business you will find both new and second-hand comics, and thorough advice.
Here you are good for interior items and interior advice in an eclectic, Scandinavian style. For affordable design and trendy home accessories.
Twenty-five alternating tapes, a brewery and restaurant in one location. Discover beautiful beers, tasty bites and a cozy atmosphere.
This English landscape-style city park is located on the former strongholds of the city. Its location on the water makes it a wonderful place.
With 42 million objects, Naturalis manages one of the largest natural history collections in the world. Until September 2 in the sign of poison!
A shop full of “clothes with experience. “ You will find second-hand branded clothing from individuals and vintage items selected by Heartendief himself.
The Marekerk is located in the middle of Leiden and is therefore not to be missed. You can recognize the church by its round dome and special shape. Usually open Saturday.
A tough, sober, stylish and atmospheric business where you will find special clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and home accessories. Stylish and unique.
One of the two remaining city gates of Leiden. The name derives from De Morsch, the swampy area on the outside of the city.
They specialise in old mechanical wristwatches and have an extensive collection, all authentic and ready to use.
A museum about people. Admire objects that tell a human story and learn more about the world's enormous cultural diversity.
Those who enjoy life are happy to come to Oil & Vinegar. A tasteful shop full of culinary products from many parts of the world.
The coziest living room in Leiden. You are welcome for lunch, drinks or dinner. In the meantime, enjoy art, music and other entertainment.
The benchmark of Leiden for almost 900 years. From Catholic Church to meeting place. You will also find the Pieterskerkcafé, a hidden gem.
From fashion, jewellery and textics to ceramics, lighting and art. At WOW you will find products designed by young talent and small labels.
An imposing, neoclassical monument in the Haarlemmerstraat. A place of rest in the midst of all the hustle and bustle.
Both locations offer a fantastic backdrop for theatre, dance, music, lectures and cabaret. Experience the classic halls and the acclaimed acoustics.
Find peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful and oldest courtyards of Leiden. This is also the only Leiden courtyard that has its own chapel.
This top B&B is 500 metres from Leidse Schouwburg. Some rooms have nice views and include a sauna or a spa bath.
The Wavershuis shows 'the other side of Leiden'. Not Leading the wealthy elite with their imposing properties, but Leading the workers
Imagine yourself in nostalgic atmospheres thanks to the classic Dutch decor. Both in terms of taste and size, the pancakes are out of proportion here!
Go on a musical journey of discovery in Plato. For over four decades a household name among music lovers in Leiden and surroundings.
A boutique full of beautiful women's fashion. You will find special brands that you don't see anywhere else in the city. Tough, feminine, sexy and affordable.
Along a charming canal in the heart of Leiden you will find Lucies, a boutique full of jewelry, gifts and other gems. Mostly made by myself.
You walk right past it, but just take a look inside. At the Rex department store you enter a special world full of unique, antique and modern items.
From 1616 to 1969 this square was the scene of the cattle market. The ringing of the 'Sheep Bell 'between number 9 and 10 gave the starting signal for trade.
Homemade ice cream, ice cream cakes, chocolate, chocolates and pastries. Here delicious products are manufactured and there are workshops to follow.
Sit in the striking Waag, also known as the living room of Leiden, where you have lunch and dinner in a beautiful, historic atmosphere.
The building from 1895 exudes the atmosphere of the past, but with a modern jacket. A special contrast. For breakfast and lunch, drinks and dinner.
Many stately buildings can be found on this most beautiful canal in the city. Some members of the royal family lived here during their studies.
Founded by Samuel the Sea, who had no offspring from four marrieals. He then put his capital into the structure of this courthouse.
An inspiring, atmospheric place in Leiden where you will find everything for the home, garden and kitchen. Discover everyday items with special accents.
For almost 900 years this church has been an important meeting place in Leiden, nowadays used for concerts and events.
The store started 15 years ago with everything for the set table. The range grew with beautiful items for the kitchen, bath and bedroom.
Hundreds of lamps illuminate the beautiful building of Voetlicht dating from 1609. A Tiffany, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Art Nouveau specialty store.
An imposing, late Gothic cross basilica that has been adorning the heart of Leiden for centuries. A monument with a turbulent history.
A trendy vintage business with an extensive collection that is partly imported from America. The offer is large and distinctive.
This museum brings ancient times and archaeology to life. Enjoy ancient civilizations from Egypt, Roman times, Middle Ages and much more.
Hidden behind a historic Dutch façade you will find the most beautiful of old and new Japan. Collected by the doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold.
This is one of the oldest still existing examples of a castle in the Netherlands. A fenced refuge for people against attackers.
Taste Italian ice cream like Italian ice cream is supposed to be. With a lot of passion, the flavors of pure ingredients are made.
A cozy shop full of wool. The assortment is extensive. For help and inspiration, you can always go to the cozy inspiration table.
A shop with a varied assortment of treats and fun with a Scandinavian touch. The motto is tough, simple and a little hip.
Since 1988 the address for beers, whiskies and jenevers. Thanks to its unique assortment and rare collection bottles perfect for lovers.
Once a refuge for the Counts of Holland, then a prison and execution place, book warehouse and now a university building.
A cozy district with numerous restaurants and eateries. In the summer, many have a terrace on or along the water where it is wonderful to stay.
You will not find the assortment of the Vliegershop anywhere else. Besides kites you will find all kinds of toys, games and gifts.
At Olive Oyl's Rusty Zipper you can shop in a warm and friendly environment. You will find beautiful second-hand vintage women's and children's clothing.
For more than a hundred years, the interior here has remained the same. In the fine pub, the beers, wines and snacks are carefully selected.
This beautiful 4-star hotel, including a spa and sauna, is highly valued for personal attention, relaxation, comfort and style.
Since 1829 this cozy lunchroom and bakery can be found in Leiden. Visit the beautiful property and taste truffles, apple balls and much more.
Visitors here are happy to convey the beauty of our universe. You will also learn more about the rich history of Leiden Astronomy.
The passion they have here for France, worldwide cheeses and wines is clearly present. Discover this place full of delicious products.
Be amazed by natural home accessories. From butterflies to glassware and from fossils to ceramics. Find something for yourself or a nice gift.
Breakfast or lunch entirely responsible at Restaurant Logic, where the menu is 100% organic and offers many vegetarian options.
Fiori combines solid craftsmanship with characteristic creativity. You will find colorful bouquets, flower arrangements, plants, vases and more.
Silvester's assortment consists of a wide collection of children's and youth books, song books, fairy tales and educational games.
This boutique hotel is both contemporary and historical thanks to the interior of the rooms and the former waiting building in which the hotel is located.
A small boutique run by mother and daughter. The collection consists of beautiful vintage items and new clothes, sunglasses and accessories.
At the Bischop they have a passion for international cuisine. Flamboyant and confidently present the most beautiful dishes in their beautiful premises.
In MEI you will find a cosy mix of vintage treasures, home accessories from exotic places and other fairtrade items that make you happy.
The most relaxed restaurant in the harbour of Leiden. Escape the crowds and enjoy, eat and drink, dream and get new inspiration.
Hotel de Doelen is located within walking distance of shops and train station, on a beautiful canal and offers 18 nicely furnished rooms with all facilities.
Delicious finger food dishes, sustainable fish, drink bites and main courses for every taste. The Gate is perfect for any time of day.
This social lunch restaurant makes everyone happy. The always-happy employees with a disability serve the best toasted sandwities.
Curious how a mill looks on the inside and how it works? Discover seven floors of stories and history at Molenmuseum de Valk.
Located in the beautiful old Pieterswijk you will find the Print Cabinet, a classic restaurant where you can taste culinary delights.
In the characteristic centuries-old Town Hall you can taste the most delicious, pure Italian dishes. Any time of the day.
Coffee is always a good idea, especially at Chummy Coffee. From cappuccino to special special. Here, the taste of coffee is central.
Dining in this historic building is a real experience. Taste the chef's tasteful creations in a tempting ambience. Pure enjoyment.
Follow the scent of tea and you'll end up at Moers. A specialty store full of tea, handmade ceramics, exclusive table linen and goodies.
The fountain dates from 1693 and was placed by the city authorities to supply sellers on the fish market with pure water for hygiene purposes.
At Jut en Juul you will find unique items for the youngest. From maternity gifts to care products and from cuddly toys to children's room accessories.
Let yourself be intrigued by five centuries of science. Discover microscopes, the oldest heliocentric planetarium and visit the anatomical theatre.
Two of the eight city gates are left, including the Zijlpoort. The gate dates back to 1667 and is built in classical style.
For centuries, the corn was traded on this bridge. The canopy kept everything dry and the corn was stored under the roof.
The large car park on the west side is a good starting point for a visit to Leiden. Favourable rates and free city shuttle to downtown.
For everything about Leiden and surroundings, you are at the right place. The helpful staff will be happy to provide useful information.
This train station is located on the north-west side of the city centre. Take the exit in front and walk to the city centre in about 10 minutes.
With some luck you will find a spot here on the north side of the city centre on this not so large car park and you can walk quickly into the city centre.
This small parking garage located in the historic center is located above the Hoogvliet supermarket. Relatively cheap parking in the city centre.
In the middle of the city centre, next to the Albert Heijn, you can park cheap here. From this car park you can easily reach the entire city centre.
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