Leiden in numbers

  • Number of inhabitants: 340,000 (greater Leiden area)
  • Number of students: 30,000
  • Number of restaurants: 200
  • Number of bars: 60
  • 22 hotels
  • 3,000 hotel rooms in Leiden and vicinity

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Leiden Congress City

  • 20 special congress locations
  • Congress capacity up to 1,500 persons
  • On average 6 trains per hour from Schiphol International Airport to Leiden
  • Low-budget accommodations in immediate vicinity

About Leiden

  • 13 museums
  • Over 3,000 monuments
  • Leiden Observatory is the oldest university observatory in the world
  • 28 kilometres of canals
  • 88 bridges
  • In 1593, the first tulip was planted on Dutch soil at the Hortus Botanicus garden in Leiden
  • Leiden city centre has 35 almshouses
  • Birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn

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