If you would like to spend some more time in Leiden we can enthusiastically recommend the following:

Hire a boat on the canals

Hire a self-drive electric boat. You will not believe how much fun this is!

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Botanic Gardens (Hortus Botanicus Leiden)

One of Europe’s oldest botanical gardens established in 1590. Peaceful and relaxing, with explosions of tropical colour and amazing greenhouses.

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Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

A world-class collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts.

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American Pilgrim Museum

The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum is a fascinating restoration of a one-room house dating from 1375 and occupied around 1610 by the soon-to-be Pilgrims.

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Windmill De Valk Museum

Leiden’s landmark windmill, 9 floors high, considered by many as the best example of its kind. Fully working and it can still grind grain.

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John Adams Free Walking Tour

Fascinating insight and history lesson about the link between the City of Leiden and the American founding fathers, led by a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide.

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More information can be found at

Tourist Information Leiden