Find out why Leiden will make your event unforgettable

Unique venues

Are you looking for a venue for a large group of up to 2500 guests, or a smaller meeting, Leiden has various options. From museums to theatres, you can find everything in Leiden, where the venues are located close to hotels, restaurants and museums in the city. From cosy, small events to conferences where hundreds of people are present, it all fits in Leiden. 

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Leiden, City of Science

Science flourishes in Leiden. Leiden University was founded in 1575, making it the oldest university in the Netherlands. In addition, the Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest life sciences & health cluster in the Netherlands, is also located in Leiden. There is therefore always an interface with the city.

Science in Leiden


Leiden is easily accessible; Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can be reached within 15 minutes. In addition, major international train stations such as Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht are only 45 minutes away. The city centre of Leiden is also very compact, almost all locations are within walking distance of each other. Due to the location of the city and the proximity of locations and facilities in the city centre, Leiden is an ideal choice for your event. 

A city full of culture

Leiden is a city full of cultural heritage. The world famous Dutch Painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born in the city. In addition, Leiden is the third largest museum city in the Netherlands and has four national museums with extraordinary collections, which have emerged from discoveries made here in the city. If you walk through the city along the canals, you will find yourself in the middle of history. There is no other city in the Netherlands that has so much special features within walking distance.

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Leiden as a sustainable destination

An increasing number of event and meeting locations are becoming sustainable, including in Leiden. The accessibility of Leiden and the compact city centre ensure that sustainable travel to and within Leiden is possible. In addition, there are locations that have been built in a circular manner, and have a Green Key label. These are just a few reasons why Leiden is a sustainable destination.

Sustainability in Leiden

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