Facts about Leiden

  • The city is the 3rd cultural city of the Netherlands
  • Leiden can be reached from Schiphol International Airport in 30 minutes
  • In 1593, the first tulip was planted in Dutch soil, in the Leiden Hortus botanicus
  • Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden) is the world's oldest university observatory
  • Leiden is the birthplace of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)


Leiden has... 

  • 122.000 inhabitants, including 30.000 students
  • 200 restaurants and 60 different types of bars
  • 22 hotels and 3000 hotel rooms in Leiden and its vicinity
  • 13 museums, of which 4 national museums
  • more than 3,000 monuments
  • 28 kilometres of canals and has 88 bridges 
  • in total 35 almshouse courtyards 

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Leiden Congresstad

  • 20 special conference locations
  • Congress capacity up to 2.500 people
  • An average of 6 trains per hour from Schiphol to Leiden
  • Low budget accommodations in the immediate area