Things to see and do - Leiden
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Leiden Travel guide
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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.
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..
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..
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..
Boommarkt 23 NL - 2311 EA Leiden
City Hotel Nieuw Minerva is located in the historic centre of Leiden between the two most important shopping streets. You will find plenty of restaurants and cafés around the hotel for a drink or bite during your stay. The hotel is situated along o..
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..
Haagse Schouwweg 10 NL - 2332 KG Leiden
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..
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..
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..
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.
Schipholweg 3 NL - 2316 XB Leiden