Sights & landmarks in Leiden
Canals of Leiden
After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest number of bridges, canals and moats. Discover Leiden from the water.
In summer, the Zijlpoort is an excellent place to have a cocktail and enjoy the view of the boats sailing by.
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.
The Academiegebouw, which is infamous for its ‘sweating room’, is the oldest building 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.
The Hooglandse Kerk was never completed and yet it is a beautiful monumental church in Leiden.
Visit the oldest church in Leiden and admire its beautiful interior.
The Leiden bridges
The Visbrug and Koornbrug are the two most beautiful bridges in Leiden.
The Leiden Citadel
Climb the thousand year old citadel in the centre of Leiden.