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!
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.
Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
A world-class collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts.
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.
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.
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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