Things to see and do - Leiden
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Leiden Travel guide
Leiden : Michelin's recommendations
Built on the Old Rhine, to the west of Rijnland, Leiden is a pleasant, lively town crisscrossed by canals. The town is famous for its university, the oldest in the country and has a large number of museums and old hospices full of charm. It is also a prosperous town where the graphic and construction industries are important. The Vlietland, a large recreational area, extends to the south-west of the town.
Tourist attractions Leiden : Things to see and do
Steenstraat 1 NL - 2312 Leiden
This museum, renowned for its rich collections on non-western civilisations, mainly puts on temporary exhibitions, films and conferences.
Oude Singel 28-32 NL - 2312 RA Leiden
In the old cloth market hall, this museum of decorative arts (furniture, silverwork, enamels, glass, gold and silversmith's work, pottery tiles) also has an attractive painting section. The entire history of Leiden revisited: the textile industry, th..
Rapenburg 28 NL - 2311 EW Leiden
As well as a particularly interesting Egyptology section, this museum has collections of antiquities (Near-East, Greece and Rome) as well as an archaeology section dedicated to the Netherlands. You can see the temple of Isis of Taffeh from the August..
Oude Singel 212 NL - 2312 RJ Leiden
Huys van Leiden is an intimate boutique hotel set in the historic centre of Leiden, right next to the Oude Singel canal. Free use of the spa and sauna is offered. This heritage-listed property includes many original features and offers a shuttle serv..
Beestenmarkt 2 NL - 2312 CC Leiden
In the heart of Leiden, the elegant Hotel Mayflower provides spacious guest rooms and a wonderful view of the Oude Vest. Benefit from free Wi-Fi in the entire building. This family hotel provides you with a comfortable base in the historical city ce..
Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 10 NL - 2312 CH Leiden
Rembrandt Hotel Leiden is situated in the historic centre of Leiden and has a beautiful view over a canal. Explore this lively university city from this comfortable hotel with its well-kept rooms. The guest rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable..
Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 8 NL - 2312 CH Leiden
Schipholweg 3 NL - 2316 XB Leiden
Haagse Schouwweg 10 NL - 2332 KG Leiden
Hoge Morsweg 140 NL - 2332 HN Leiden
Former 18C thatched farmhouse, pleasantly located on the banks of the Old Rhine. Modernised dining room and summer terrace. Contemporary cuisine.
Haagweg 81 NL - 2321 AA Leiden
In the shade of a windmill, this former sawmill is now an unusual restaurant. Grey colour scheme in the modern dining room and lovely riverside terrace. Separate brasserie formula.
Lange Mare 60 NL - 2312 GS Leiden
Kind welcome, young and swift service, modern interior with a mezzanine and fixed-price menus at every sitting. In summer, book a meal on a boat floating along the canal.