Leiden view


City of Discoveries

The key city of Leiden is full of surprises.

Here you will find the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands, 28 kilometers of canals (Leiden has, after Amsterdam, most of the water flows within its gates), 35 different inner courtyards and 2800 monuments.

But there is also no shortage of nice shops, sights and restaurants. You won't be bored for a second in Leiden. Leiden is one big open-air museum, because if you stroll through the alleys of Leiden, you imagine yourself back in the Golden Age.

As you stroll through the narrow streets and alleys, don't forget to look up every now and then. Leiden has many beautiful wall poems. There is even a wall poems city walk.

It is not without reason that Leiden is the City of Discoveries.