©

Leens trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Leens

(20 reviews from 1 attraction)
Zoos & Aquariums
Leens is a village in the Dutch province of Groningen. It is located in the municipality of De Marne. Leens was a separate municipality until 1990, when it was merged with Ulrum, Eenrum and Kloosterburen.Brief historyLeens is located on old marsh land which have been inhabited since the Iron Age. Leens and Tuinsterwierde, which is situated slightly east of the village, lay on a mound, an artificial hill that prevented the town from flooding when the land wasn't yet protected by dikes. The draining of the marshes is largely due to the work of the Benedictine monks. From their monasteries they built dikes and drained the land.The Leenster parish was probably founded in the 8th century by Saint Ludger. The oldest parts of the Petruskek date from the 12th century.In the 20th century Leens was connected to the Dutch rail network, but that was short lived. the Marnelijn opened in 1922 and closed in 1940, after which the rails were transported to the Eastern Front. The station building still stands.
Put Leens at the heart of your travel plans by using our The Netherlands holiday planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Leens

  • 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 Leens

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Leens:
Museums, sightseeing, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Groningen Province

3 days in Groningen BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in The Netherlands, South of France & Eastern Germany BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in The Netherlands, Bremen & Prague BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Groningen BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in The Netherlands & Prague BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CROATIA August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 52 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA June, culture, beaches, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Groningen BY A USER FROM IRELAND May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans