Leiden has a pleasant inner city with a few big shopping streets and dozens of hidden boutiques, specialty shops and small gadget shops. If you are shopping on a Saturday, don’t forget the great Saturday market along the Nieuwe Rijn.
- All the main shopping chains are present on the Haarlemmerstraat.
- Looking for vintage and galleries? Then the Pieterskwartier is definitely a must see.
- Check out special wines, books and antiques in the Breestraat.
Leiden’s big shopping streets
Haarlemmerstraat is Leiden’s big shopping street. Here you will find a broad range of clothing, jewellery, toy, shoe, electronics and sportswear shops. In addition to the big brands you will find specialty shops in leather, children’s fashion and coffee.
Breestraat is another big shopping street with deli, wine, book and antiques shops. There are also countless shops along the Nieuwe Rijn and Botermarkt selling everything from the latest trends for your home to kitchen products.
Strolling through the inner city
Pieterskwartier is an idyllic small district in the old inner city. Stroll around Pieterskerk church through countless little streets. Second-hand shops, inner courts, restaurants, cafes, antiques shops, art galleries and many more extraordinary shops are hidden in Pieterskwartier. You never know what you will find around the corner. Doezastraat is another street well worth the detour.
More in the area
When you are in Leiden it is highly recommended to also visit The Hague and Delft. These cities are really close to Leiden and have a lot to offer. Stroll around the beautiful historic streets and visit one of the many museums.