Looking for a total day out with a group of friends, club members or a travel organisation? There are countless events, lectures and group activities held in Leiden, so there’s plenty to inspire you. Hire a longboat for a day? A cultural history walk with a professional guide? Or a combination of sailing, walking and cycling? See our tips for some surprising suggestions!
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Discover 13 fantastic museumsView all museums
Leiden has 13 fantastic museums. Masterpieces by Rembrandten Lievens, dinosaur skeletons, Wayang puppets from Indonesia, the medical history from bloodletting to breast prosthesis, an Egyptian temple, treasures from Japan, or a voyage of discovery through the human body: all to be discovered in the Leiden museums.
Leiden on footSee all city walks
Leiden is a great city to discover on foot, by yourself or with an enthusiastic city guide. Get to know the city better by following one of the original themed walks
28km of canals!See all cruises
One characteristic of Leiden is immediately noticeable, wherever you are: the water. After Amsterdam, Leiden has the most water flowing within its gates. Due to its location on the edge of the Hollandse Plassengebied, various sailing routes for pleasure and tour trips lead through Leiden and the surrounding area. A cruise on the Leiden canals shows you the city from a completely different side!
Leiden is a great city to discover on foot, by yourself or with an enthusiastic city guide. Get to know the city better by following one of the original themed walks. There are several organisations that provide guides. For coach tour companies, Leiden has excellent road access. Situated between the A4 and A44 motorways, there are many convenient passenger drop-off and pick-up places and coach parking places.Read more