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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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Molenmuseum de Valk
Molenmuseum de Valk
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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Escaperoom Leiden
Escaperoom Leiden
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Room Escape Games
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Museum Volkenkunde
Museum Volkenkunde
Owner description: Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter... more Owner description: Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly changing exhibitions and its permanent display features objects from eight different cultural regions. Objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)
Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Restaurant In den Doofpot
Restaurant In den Doofpot
Ranked #1 of 258 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Just Meet
Just Meet
Ranked #2 of 258 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Dutch, European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oudt Leyden
Oudt Leyden
Ranked #3 of 258 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Dutch, European, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant Rhodos
Restaurant Rhodos
Ranked #4 of 258 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Greek, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bistro Bord'o
Bistro Bord'o
Ranked #5 of 258 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: French, European, Dutch
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

B&B Hartje Oegstgeest
B&B Hartje Oegstgeest
$54 - $80 (€48 - €71)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
4.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Leiden
$89 - $221
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
$92 - $168 (€82 - €149)
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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Boutique Hotel Huys van Leyden
Boutique Hotel Huys van Leyden
$120 - $161
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Holiday Inn Leiden
4.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Leiden
$101 - $188 (€90 - €167)
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
4.0 of 5
Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
$105 - $191 (€93 - €170)
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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Hampshire Hotel - Fitland Leiden
4.0 of 5
Hampshire Hotel - Fitland Leiden
$99 - $172 (€88 - €153)
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Leiden
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