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Leiden
Home to the Netherlands’ oldest university and the birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden also served as a several-year stop-off between England and the New World for America’s Pilgrim fathers in the early 17th century. Today, lovely Leiden boasts the second-largest Dutch city center after Amsterdam. The National Museum of Antiquities has an impressive collection of Egyptian artifacts. The Hortus Botanicus, established in 1590, was the site of the planting of Holland’s first tulip bulbs in 1593.

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National Museum of Ethnology (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde)
National Museum of Ethnology (Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Rijn (Rhine)
Rijn (Rhine)
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
Attraction type: Museums; History Museums
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Valk Windmill
Valk Windmill
Visitors to the Valk Windmill learn about the history, life, skills and techniques of the 18th-century Dutch miller.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)
National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bistro Bord'o
Bistro Bord'o
Ranked #1 of 186 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
In Den Doofpot
In Den Doofpot
Ranked #2 of 186 Restaurants in Leiden
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Better Bagels
Better Bagels
Ranked #3 of 186 Restaurants in Leiden
Price: $6 - $11
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Noroc Cafe Brasserie
Noroc Cafe Brasserie
Ranked #4 of 186 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Dutch
Bocconi
Bocconi
Ranked #5 of 186 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Het Vogelhuis
Het Vogelhuis
$84 - $112
Ranked #1 of 13 Leiden B&B and Inns
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
4.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
$65 - $162
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Oegstgeest
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Van der Valk Hotel Leiden
4.0 of 5
Van der Valk Hotel Leiden
$84 - $150 (EUR 75 - 134)
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel-Restaurant De Beukenhof
5.0 of 5
Hotel-Restaurant De Beukenhof
$174 - $174
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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Holiday Inn Leiden
4.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Leiden
$71 - $164 (EUR 63 - 146)
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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