The Leiden region is full of surprises. Why not discover them?

Leiden is the capital region of museums

No other city in the Netherlands has so many extraordinary museums within walking distance from each other, offering a large array of nature, art and culture. 

The Leiden area has 13 fantastic museums. Visitors can see Dinosaur skeletons, masterpieces by Rembrandt and Lievens, Wajang puppets from Indonesia, an Egyptian temple, treasures from Japan and everything about the relief of Leyden.

The 13 museums of Leiden

Sample dishes from all over the world

Leiden has hundreds of restaurants, cafés and bars. Every cuisine imaginable can be found here, and there is something available in every price range. If you want a tasty lunch or a relaxing drink at the end of the afternoon, Leiden has plenty to offer. You’ll find that many of Leiden’s restaurants and cafés are located in beautiful historic monuments, each with its own rich history. This is what gives the city its special ambience.  

Restaurants & Bars

Discover the places you can’t afford to miss

Leiden is the Key to Discoveries – so have you discovered all there is to discover yet? It’s not just the museums, terraces, charming canals and stores. There are many more great spots to find, and it would certainly be a pity if you missed them during your time in Leiden.  With nearly 3,000 monuments; ranging from almhouse courtyards to mills and from churches to city gates, the whole of Leiden's inner city is one monumental centre. The distances within the canals are small; you can walk inbetween Leiden's the most striking monuments with minimal effort, making it an absolute must. 

Highlights of Leiden

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