International Sketchnote Camp 2023
Welcome to Leiden! We are very proud to be the host city of the International Sketchnote Camp 2023 that you are attending. Leiden is a city where knowledge and culture are engrained in its DNA. Situated at a historically important junction, where waterways and roads cross, lies a city that will enchant you: the city of Leiden, famous for its university, museums, waterways, and alms-houses. The spirit of the Golden Age lives on in this medieval city where Rembrandt was born, and which has inspired countless amounts of other influential painters. Ever since, Leiden continued to attract those that were on a quest for knowledge and freedom of expression, from the Pilgrims to Albert Einstein, the historic canals, the beautiful buildings, and alleyways have surrounded those who have made important discoveries for centuries. We hope you enjoy your time here in Leiden.
About the venue
PLNT inspires, facilitates and supports passionate talent to develop innovative ideas with the potential to become successful entrepreneurs. They do this by creating programs, hosting events, sharing knowledge, creating a network and building a strong community. That makes them the incubator of the Netherlands.
When worlds meet, growth follows naturally.
The specific distinctive strengths of innovators and entrepreneurs are rooted in two different backgrounds and cultures. But there is one overarching goal: the pursuit of innovation and independence. Both are driven by an intrinsic desire to make a difference in the world of tomorrow. At PLNT, they come together.
Free online City Guide & Map
The Leiden City Guide is packed with great tips for restaurants, activities, museum and much more!
The useful Leiden City Map highlights the most important points of interest in Leiden!
Leiden is easy to reach by train. The city centre is just a few steps from Leiden Central station. There are international train lines running to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, all located within half an hour of Leiden Central Station. These connections run all across Western Europe, such as Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp), Germany (Frankfurt, Berlin), France (Paris, Lille) and the UK (London). Furthermore, Leiden is 15 minutes away from Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol.
Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol is one of Europe's major hubs. With over 120 airlines flying to and from Amsterdam to little under 300 destinations, it is always easy to get to The Netherlands. With trains running to Leiden Central Station every 15 minutes, Leiden is at an ideal location.
Within Europe, it is becoming more and more popular to make a green and budget-friendly choice when travelling: taking the bus. Companies like Flixbus and Eurolines provide travellers with an easy option to travel across Europe. Popular bus destinations around Leiden are Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport and Sloterdijk train station), The Hague (Central Station), Rotterdam (Central Station) and Utrecht (Central Station).
Why not extend your stay?
With all the museums, intimate shopping streets, city tours or a trip through the canals, you'll soon find yourself wanting to stay longer in this lovely city. Make your discovery complete and book an overnight stay in a cosy hotel or bed and breakfast. After all, there's no nicer way to round off a pleasurable day than by spoiling yourself with a relaxing overnight stay!Hotels & Accommodation
Discover the best shops
From vintage boutiques to well-known fashion stores, Leiden is home to the most surprising shops. Treat yourself to a new outfit or shop the best Leiden gifts in the historic city centre.