Spring in Leiden

Take a look at the blossoms in the museum garden of the Wereldmuseum. The Keukenhof is also open again. Did you know that you can reach the Keukenhof from Leiden Central station within half an hour? And another fun fact: the first tulips were successfully grown in the Hortus botanicus Leiden by Carolus Clusius at the beginning of the 17th century.

The first Dutch tulip

The first tulip in the Netherlands naturally comes from… Leiden! The first tulips were successfully grown in the Hortus botanicus by Carolus Clusius at the beginning of the 17th century. This became the first major tulip collection in Europe. The real hit of spring grows in the Tropical Greenhouse. Admire the Jade flower in bloom, in March and April the plant produces meters of long tendrils with a cascade of bright blue flowers.

Hortus botanicus Leiden

The Keukenhof is open again

The Keukenhof is open daily from March 21 to May 12. The special Keukenhof Express bus runs from Leiden CS. You can get off at the entrance of Keukenhof within half an hour.

The easiest way to travel is with the Combiticket, which is the entrance ticket to the Keukenhof and a public transport ticket together. These tickets can be purchased at the tourist office in Leiden and cost €31.50. Children (4 to 17 years) pay €18.00.

Opening hours of the Leiden Tourist Office

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May holiday in Leiden

Looking for a fun outing with the kids or fun activities at home during the May holidays? Visit the Young Rembrandt Studio, take a nice walk or visit a nice museum with the kids. See what else there is to do during the May holidays on our children's page. 

May holiday in Leiden
Video mapping experience jonge Rembrandt in Leiden.

Blossoms at Wereldmuseum Leiden

The white-pink Japanese cherry blossoms at the World Museum in Leiden bloom in March. The trees were a gift from Japan years ago, where blossom viewing is a popular activity.

The blossoms bloom in March.


Landscape Cycling Route

With the Landscape Route you can enjoy more than 30 kilometers of Dutch polders! Along the way you will look out over the Vrouw Vennepolder, where you will spot many meadow birds. Sail with the ferry across the Kagerplassen to Kaageiland, enjoy the flower bulb fields in bloom and get off in the pleasant center of Warmond.

Tip: Check the ferry sailing times before departure. If the ferry is not running, cycle overland via junctions 39-40-09-08.

View the route

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