©

The Best Cultural Activities in Leiden

Plan your next trip here

Cultural Activities in Leiden

  • © 1
    Frans Hals Museum , Haarlem
    Housed in the painter's town of Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum represents the largest repository of the famed Dutch artist's works in the world.
  • © 2
    Almost everyone associates the Netherlands with windmills--at UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, you can see a channel lined with 19 of them d
  • © 3
    Zaanse Schans , Zaandam
    At Zaanse Schans, tour a recreated historical Dutch village filled with wooden houses and iconic windmills. An important stop along the Europ
    Tours from $35
  • © 4
    Dom Tower , Utrecht
    Overlooking charming streets on one side and channels on the other, Dom Tower stands 112.5 m (369 ft) tall, offering unparalleled views of th
  • © 5
    Grote Markt , Haarlem
    Grote Markt, Haarlem's main square, is lined with famous buildings, as well as bars and restaurants. City hall, Vleeshal, Hoofdwacht, and Gro
  • View more attractions

    Plan your trip to Leiden

    • Get a personalized plan

      A complete day-by-day itinerary
      based on your preferences
    • Customize it

      Refine your plan. We'll find the
      best routes and schedules
    • Book it

      Choose from the best hotels
      and activities. Up to 50% off
    • Manage it

      Everything in one place.
      Everyone on the same page.

    Where to stay in Leiden

    A relatively small city with a big student population, Leiden caters to both long- and short-stay visitors making their plans on a limited budget. The historical city center remains the most expensive area, offering rooms in charming old buildings turned into elegant hotels. Just a short walk from this area you can choose from inexpensive lodgings in family-run inns, where cozy rooms come with private parking and free Wi-Fi. For added mobility without the extra cost, look for guesthouses that offer free bikes for use around the city.
    Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Infants (Under 2)
    - +
    Close
    Live like a local, find unique places to stay
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Infants (Under 2)
    - +
    Close

    See plans by other users

    9 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Gdansk BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Germany, The Netherlands & Gdansk BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Leiden BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Leiden BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in The Netherlands & Belgium BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
    View more plans