Canals of Leiden
After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest number of bridges, canals and moats. Discover Leiden from the water.
Every Saturday the best market in Holland arises in Leiden’s city centre.
The Hooglandse Kerk was never completed and yet it is a beautiful monumental church in Leiden.
Molen de Valk
The Molen de Valk is a windmill built in 1785 and is one of the most recognizable sites in the city of Leiden.
The Leiden bridges
The Visbrug and Koornbrug are the two most beautiful bridges in Leiden.
Countless idyllic inner courts and gardens lie hidden from sight behind high walls and closed gates.
The most beautiful canal in Leiden was once called the most beautiful place in the world.
The Leiden Citadel
Climb the thousand year old citadel in the centre of Leiden.
Leiden’s inner city
Stroll through the very same streets where Rembrandt used to walk.
In summer, the Zijlpoort is an excellent place to have a cocktail and enjoy the view of the boats sailing by.
Visit the oldest church in Leiden and admire its beautiful interior.
Morspoort city gate
Find a table on a terrace on the western edge of the city right next to the centuries-old city gate.
The Academiegebouw, which is infamous for its ‘sweating room’, is the oldest building in Leiden.
Museums in Leiden
Restaurants in Leiden
Nightlife in Leiden
Shopping in Leiden