On this page you will find many tips for the Christmas holidays. Visit one of Leiden's museums online or check out an online exhibition! Fancy a lunch or drink to go? There are plenty of nice places open for take-away.
The Winter Wonder Weeks Advent Calendar
Shall we count down to Christmas together? The advent calendar is back, from December 1st to the 24th! Every day you open a box to find a nice promotion or discount from a Leiden entrepreneur inside. So quickly scratch open your box to discover the discount. The Winter Wonder Weeks are of course not complete without the advent calendar!Open a box!
Activities for the kids
If you want to do fun things during the Christmas holidays, Leiden is the place to be! Take an exciting treasure hunt or choose a fun walking or cycling route. Bring Rijksmuseum Boerhaave to your living room and discover everything about the world of science! Make your own thermometer or your own ointment, for example.More Activities
Enjoy a snack and drink to go
Feel like spoiling yourself and your family? Leiden has a large number of catering establishments and restaurants that offer takeaway. Enjoy for example The Holiday Brunch Bag of ROOS, choose for a delicious 4 course meal at Christmas delivered by Just Meet or go big and order the Fine Dining Box for home of Restaurant In den Doofpot.Tasty eating tips
Treat yourself to Leiden
We have put together a beautiful 'Treat yourself to Leiden Treat Bag' especially for you. Full of great information, tips, discounts, a treat card worth €10, discoveries and surprises. You can even give someone the treat card as a gift, which can be redeemed at over 130 Leiden shops, restaurants and other locations. See below where you can redeem the card. The treat bag and treat card are available at VVV Leiden.More information
Cycling and walking routes
Whatever you choose, biking or walking, Leiden has plenty of great routes for you. You can go back to the time of the Pilgrims. There are also special walking routes for children. Sometimes in combination with Augmented Reality and an app!
Rather on a bike? In addition to the many fun and special cycling packages in the city, you can also go out and explore Leiden's surroundings by bike. Cycle along the many waterways, country estates, the flower fields in the spring, or pedal to the coast!View the routes