Facts & Figures of Leiden

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Facts & Figures of Leiden

Leiden is a compact, lively, historic city and home to Holland’s oldest university. Thanks to its 13 museums and the variety of unique meeting and convention locations, you can easily integrate a scientific convention or general assembly with an outstanding cultural experience.

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Leiden is a compact, lively, historic city and home to Holland’s oldest university. Thanks to its 13 museums and the variety of unique meeting and convention locations you can easily integrate a scientific convention or general assembly with an outstanding cultural experience.

  • Largest auditorium hosts 2.500 pax
  • Total of 2.796 hotel rooms
  • Home to 13 museums (highest concentration in Holland)

Meeting in the city

No matter what hotel category you are looking for, Leiden offers numerous hotels in all categories.

Number of rooms in 3* hotels: 286 in Leiden + 205 in the region +364 in Leiden aan Zee*
Number of rooms in 4* hotels: 695 in Leiden + 290 in the region + 490 in Leiden aan Zee*
Number of rooms in 5* hotels: 428 in Leiden aan Zee*

* region: Oegstgeest, Voorschoten, Leiderdorp & Sassenheim / Leiden aan Zee: Katwijk & Noordwijk

The largest venue in Leiden, the ECC Leiden can host up to 2.500 people. The largest hotel, Holiday Inn Leiden, offers 200 guest rooms.

Before and after your meeting

Leiden is the perfect city to wander around and get lost in. Even though it will be pretty difficult to actually get lost since it is very compact. Take a stroll in the historic city centre along scenic canals, historic ports and charming courtyards. Or take the time to visit one of Leiden’s 13 museums. No other city in Holland offers as many museums in walking distance. Discover art by Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Lievens, dive into medical history and learn more about the Relief of Leiden (Leidens Ontzet). Or just take in the cityscape while enjoying a drink on one of the many cosy terraces. Looking for more tips? Take a look at the ‘After your meeting in Leiden’ page.

Dutch icons at an arm’s reach

Some of Holland’s most popular and beloved icons are located in arm’s reach from Leiden. Tulip fields, Keukenhof, endless beaches and dunes, traditional windmills and the traditional Dutch landscapes of Holland’s Green Heart region are all a perfect addition to your event itinerary.

Want to know more about organizing your meeting or convention in Leiden? Leiden Convention Bureau is looking forward to hearing from you.



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