Cool Things to Do in Leiden on a Weekend

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, consider exploring Leiden: a student city with one of the coziest vibes that is home to the oldest university in the Netherlands.

Take a boat tour of the Leiden canals

Climb to the top of the Museum De Valk windmill

Explore the oldest botanical garden in The Netherlands

Climb to the top of the old fort for views of Leiden

Inspect precious artifacts at Japan Museum SieboldHuis

Enjoy Golden Age art in Museum de Lakenhal

Feel like a child at the science Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

Learn more about the artist’s origins at Young Rembrandt Studio

Visit the hidden almshouse courtyards

The Leiden Courtyard Tour is a great route put together by Leiden Discovery. It consists of 35 separate properties, 17 of which are open to the public.

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