Leiden trip planner

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

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

Leiden

(4.1/5 based on 3,400+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: museums, sightseeing, childrens museums

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. The town is mostly known for its university, the oldest in the country, and as the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn. Both distinctions strongly influence the small town. The people of Leiden are truly proud of their origins, which is evident by their annual festival "3 Oktober," the Leiden International Film Festival, and the night street markets that sell local products. The town has many spots for spectacular views of the surrounding area, old churches, and traditional Dutch windmills. Add Leiden and other The Netherlands destinations to your travel plans using our The Netherlands itinerary planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

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.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

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.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Leiden:
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, religious sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Leiden

30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Leiden BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM MALTA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Leiden BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, culture, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Leiden BY A USER FROM IRELAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM VIETNAM November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News