Discover Leiden by foot

Leiden has a compact and straightforward inner city and is easy to explore by yourself. A city walking tour allows visitors to immerse themselves into Leiden's story. The gables, streets, alleyways and almshouse courtyards; each tell their own story. There are a number of original walks for discovering the city.

When walking around Leiden, the city's glorious history seems to come to life. The Academiegebouw, which is the ceremonial seat of the university, De Waag (the Weigh house), De Burcht (the Citadel), the stately mansions lining the famous Rapenburg canal, the beautiful Pieterskerk (church of Peter), the Hooglandse kerk (Highland church), and the 35 hofjes or almshouses in the city all tell the story of Leiden's history.

Get to know the town by way of a walking tour. A wide choice of themes are available with an English instruction. Buy one of the Leiden city walks at the Tourist Information Centre or ask for a guided tour through the city in a group or privately.

Take a further look into the walking tour options.

More walking tours in the region can be found at the Bikemap website, the Routeyou website and the Mapmywalk website.