After Amsterdam, Leiden is the city with the most canals; the city’s historic centre has more than 28 kilometres of canals and waterways. Leiden’s canals flow past the museums, the almshouses and the city’s many historic buildings, all with their imposing façades. You will also find many delightful cafés and restaurants lining Leiden’s canals, some with terraces directly on the water. Leiden is also a good starting point for many daytrips in the area. The Kaag and Braassemmermeer are very close by and you can also travel by boat to towns like Katwijk, Delft and even Rotterdam.