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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.

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Tourist attractions Leiden : Things to see and do

  • Museum Volkenkunde Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Steenstraat 1

    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..

  • Museum De Lakenhal Recommended Recommended

    Oude Singel 28-32

    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..

  • 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..

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Hotels Leiden

  • Hotel Mayflower

    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..

  • Best Western City Hotel Leiden

    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..

  • De Doelen Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rapenburg 2 NL - 2311 EV Leiden

    Prix Prices from : 66 €

    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..

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Restaurants Leiden

  • Alexander Comfortable restaurant 

    Alexandrine Tinneplein 96 NL - 2331 PP Leiden

    From Sichuan to Beijing, from pure authenticity to contemporary sophistication, Alexander introduces guests to different facets of Chinese cuisine. The Asian interior of this large establishment is plain and simple but the flavours are lavish. Whethe..

  • Dartel Comfortable restaurant 

    Kloksteeg 13 NL - 2311 SK Leiden

    Playful is a good word to describe the creative dishes of Dartel's chef, who searches for the best ingredients in the region and dresses them up beautifully on the plate. The interior also has its own distinctive look with its blend of modern decor a..

  • In Den Gapenden Eter Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Holiday Inn Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Haagse Schouwweg 10 NL - 2332 KG Leiden

  • Woods Very comfortable restaurant 

    Haagweg 81 NL - 2321 AA Leiden

    From the magnificent sawmill next door to the wonderful waterside summer terrace to the rear, this modern restaurant enjoys a fantastic location. The chef reveals his fresh, tasty cooking style in a selection of small dishes.

  • In den Doofpot Comfortable restaurant 

    Turfmarkt 9 NL - 2312 CE Leiden

    In den Doofpot is a cosy little place with a gorgeous waterside terrace, where you can enjoy delicious, inventive cuisine. The chef pours all his skill into a set menu with an optional number of courses. The prestigious wine list is also highly recom..

  • Golden Tulip - Tulip Inn Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Schipholweg 3 NL - 2316 XB Leiden

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