Leiden’s inner city
Water and monuments
Leiden is a city of canals, bridges and little boats. After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the greatest quantity of water flowing through its city centre. In summer, find a place on the terrace of Annie’s and you can relax while watching the many boats sail by. Naturally you could also be one of the people afloat if you take a boat tour or rent a canoe or rowing boat.
The historic inner city is full of monuments – over 2800 monumental buildings ranging from inner courts to windmills, churches and city gates have enriched Leiden’s history for centuries.