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 dedicated to non-Western civilisations, displays items from many sources: Africa, the Arctic, Indonesia, Chin, Japan, Korea, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. It hosts exhibitions and its surrounding garde..
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..
Rapenburg 2 NL - 2311 EV Leiden
Hotel De Doelen is uniquely situated at the Rapenburg, one of the most beautiful canals in the Netherlands. The hotel is situated in an ancient Patrician mansion, built in 1638. Hotel De Doelen is situated in the centre of Leiden, near Museums, the A..
Lange Mare 43 NL - 2312 GP Leiden
This 3-star hotel offers modern rooms in the historic centre, only 10 minutes’ walk from Leiden Railway Station. City Hotel features free Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and a casual restaurant bar. City Hotel Leiden benefits from air-conditioned rooms with f..
Beestenmarkt 14 NL - 2312 CC Leiden
Hotel The Rose overlooks the Beestenmarkt square and one of Leidens historic canals. It offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The bright rooms at The Rose have parquet floors, King size beds and a bathroom with a shower. Stedelijk Museum De ..
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.
Rapenburg 97 NL - 2311 GL Leiden
You can't ignore this jewel of a restaurant if you are looking to eat out in Leiden. Once home to a pharmacy, the building has retained its original charm, although its fine cuisine is contemporary in style. The menu features dishes such as pigeon wi..
Turfmarkt 9 NL - 2312 CE Leiden
A cosy restaurant on the harbour with a décor of wood panelling, a fireplace, mirrors, crystal chandeliers and leather armchairs. Ample à la carte choices, excellent theatre menu and prestigious wines.
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.
Schipholweg 3 NL - 2316 XB Leiden
Kloksteeg 13 NL - 2311 SK Leiden
Located in a traffic-poor street in the inner city, an old building with authentic style elements, with a dome at the back and two seating areas at the front. Modern interior. Contemporary dishes with quality ingredients.