Winter in Leiden, cozy and warm!

Also this year, the Winter Wonder Weeks are taking place in Leiden. Visit the House of Sinterklaas, the Floating Ice Rink, the Nostalgic Fair and much more! You can learn more about the programme below.

The Winter Wonder Weeks Advent Calendar

Shall we count down to Christmas together? From December 1 to 24, the Leiden advent calendar is back! Every day you can open a box, with a nice promotion or discount from a Leiden entrepreneur underneath. The Winter Wonder Weeks are of course not complete without the advent calendar!

Note: all the promotions are in Dutch.

Advent Calendar

With the 'Samenreisdagkaart' to Leiden

A day out in Leiden during the festive season? For just €9.95 euros, the Samenreisdagkaart allows up to five (!) people to travel unlimited on Arriva's heated buses through South Holland. Have a cosy chat on the way or read the latest magazines in the app Wait. What will you use the card for? A day of Christmas shopping, ice skating with extra discount in Leiden, a visit to the Nostalgic Christmas market or a cosy visit to your friends? 

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Special opening hours

Leiden shops are extending their opening hours around the holidays. This way you will always find a suitable time to do your Sinterklaas or Christmas shopping. In addition, shops have adjusted opening hours on public holidays. Curious when the shops in the city center are open in the winter months? Follow the link below for an overview (in Dutch).

Overview special opening hours

Audiotour Winter Stories Pieterskerk

Listen to winter stories in the Pieterswijk! The Winter Stories audio tour introduces you to Rembrandt van Rijn, the Pilgrims and other high-profile figures from the 17th century in Leiden. At 4 of the 16 locations you go back in time! With your phone you have a 360 degree view of what Leiden looked like in the time of the Pilgrims (1609-1620). The tour is only in Dutch.

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Young Rembrandt School

Unfortunately the beautiful building is closed to visitors. But you can still get your portrait sketched by Rembrandt van Rijn himself, because if you look in through the ground-floor window of the ‘Young Rembrandt School’ you will see the brush strokes appear on the canvas, as if by magic. How cool is that!

Young Rembrandt School

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