Hortus Botanicus Leiden
The oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands.
Countless idyllic inner courts and gardens lie hidden from sight behind high walls and closed gates.
Canals of Leiden
After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest number of bridges, canals and moats. Discover Leiden from the water.
The Leiden bridges
The Visbrug and Koornbrug are the two most beautiful bridges in Leiden.
Morspoort city gate
Find a table on a terrace on the western edge of the city right next to the centuries-old city gate.
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.
The Hooglandse Kerk was never completed and yet it is a beautiful monumental church in Leiden.
The Leiden Citadel
Climb the thousand year old citadel in the centre of Leiden.
The Academiegebouw, which is infamous for its ‘sweating room’, is the oldest building in Leiden.
Explore the best tours through Leiden and its surroundings.
Museums in Leiden
Discover the varied museum offering in Leiden here.
Discover Leiden as seen through the eyes of the locals with this series of secrets of the city.
Restaurants in Leiden
Take your pick from our list of top restaurants and have a lovely lunch or dinner in Leiden.
Nightlife in Leiden
Where you should go for a night on the town in Leiden?
Shopping in Leiden
Chic or casual, new or vintage: Leiden is the place to go for shopping.
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