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Leiden: Guided City Canal Cruise

1. Leiden: Guided City Canal Cruise

Explore Leiden from a different angle on a comfortable canal cruise. Learn about the city from your captain, see the Leiden City Hall from the water, and pass under many of Leiden's famous bridges. Board your cruise in the city center and begin your adventure through Leiden's 17 miles of canals. Cruise through the historic city center and pass the City Hall, the luscious Hortus Botanicus Garden, and the Museum De Lakenhal. As you explore the canals of Leiden, cruise under many of its 88 bridges. Sit back and enjoy the view while your captain tells you fascinating facts about Leiden and the sights you pass. If you wish to enjoy a drink or a snack as you cruise, you can purchase one at the departure point before boarding.

Leiden: Hortus Botanicus Entry Ticket

2. Leiden: Hortus Botanicus Entry Ticket

Discover the unique plant collections of the Hortus Botanicus Leiden in an hour and a half with this admission ticket. Enjoy flowering bulbs in the spring or take a relaxing walk under the colorful ancient monumental trees in the autumn, the garden is worth visiting during any season. After exchanging your ticket at the Hortus Botanicus front gate, begin your adventure through the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands at your own pace. Witness the historical garden founded in 1590 where the first tulips in Europe were grown. Walk through the Front Garden and admire the recently built glasshouse, the Clusius Garden, and the Japanese Garden where the historical exchange of plants between Japan and the Netherlands can be admired. Imagine yourself in the jungles of Southeast Asia while being surrounded by the collection of tropical orchids and more. Unwind in the gardens and have a relaxed walk under the monumental trees. See a collection of carnivorous plants, rare tropical orchids, and seasonal favorites such as the Jadevine (flowering in March-April), the Victoria amazonica (flowering June-September), and the Chinese Lotus (flowering in July). Be in awe of a collection of almost thirty trees, some of which are over a century old and be sure to visit the souvenir shop and Grand Café before your experience is over.

Holland Four City Charm Tour

3. Holland Four City Charm Tour

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the picturesque cities of Delft, Leiden, The Hague, and Haarlem from Amsterdam. See historic architecture, visit the birthplace of Rembrandt, and discover some hidden gems with your guide. Have a comfortable trip from your accommodations in Amsterdam on your way to your first stop in Delft. Take a walking tour, passing canals, Medieval buildings, and churches. Learn about the history of William of Orange. Next, take in the mix of modern and old architecture in The Hague. See the impressive Houses of Parliament and walk the historic streets of this administrative capital. Visit Leiden; an extraordinarily beautiful hidden gem and birthplace of Rembrandt. Take in the fabulous Market Square and stroll the alleys and courtyards on your last stop in Haarlem.

Alphen aan den Rijn: Open-Air Museum Archeon Tickets

4. Alphen aan den Rijn: Open-Air Museum Archeon Tickets

Dive into the past of the Netherlands with tickets to the Archeon open-air museum in Rijn, which features 43 reconstructed buildings made from archaeological finds. Join one of the guided tours, listen to fascinating narratives, or participate in numerous activities.  Learn from the archaeo-interpreters dressed in clothes of the time and who interpret the different periods of the past. They can also answer your questions about each period.  Go canoeing, throw some spears, play a medieval ball game, or make a brooch. Or would you like to have your fortune told by a Temple Priestess? You can also enjoy a Roman massage or decide over the life of gladiators and much more. Visit the reconstructed Gallo-Roman villa, which houses the Roman Museum. You can also enjoy delicious food and drinks in the Roman restaurant or the medieval monastery. Browse the store for many great books and souvenirs.

Private Kinderdijk UNESCO Site and South Holland Tour

5. Private Kinderdijk UNESCO Site and South Holland Tour

Kinderdijk: We will pick you up from Amsterdam/the location of your choice and we drive to Kinderdijk located in the province of South Holland. The drive will be about 75 minutes. Kinderdijk is a group of windmills and pumping stations that was created to keep the area dry. The area where Kinderdijk is located is below sea level and to avoid flooding, this system was created. Today, Kinderdijk is a UNESCO site, more famous for its stunning views. Enjoy visiting the windmills or take a boat ride to get the best view. Entrance fees are included with this tour. After Kinderdijk, you have the option to visit one of the cities in South Holland ie Rotterdam, Gouda, Hague, or Leiden. Kindly note admission to a specific museum/attraction is excluded. Welcome to Rotterdam. The second biggest city in the country. In contrast to Amsterdam, Rotterdam is modern with swanky high-rise buildings and recent but impressive bridges. Visit the Markthal, home to over 100+ food stalls and restaurants, the head-spinning Cubic house, or the newly opened Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. Optionally, take a water taxi to the impressive Hotel New York for a swanky High tea. Gouda: Synonymous with Dutch cheese, Gouda is a 750-year-old historic city and is home to the stunning Sint - Janskerk, City Hall, Goudse waag, etc. Leiden: Home of Rembrandt, Over 35 courtyards, 28 KM of canals, and countless monumental buildings. Fun fact: Before reaching America, the Pilgrim Fathers lived in Leiden in the 17th century. Hague: Political capital of Netherlands and 3rd largest city. Driving back to Amsterdam takes about 75 minutes.

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What people are saying about Leiden

Attached to the University, it has been collecting samples of vegetation from every place in the world for hundreds of years. Well maintained gardens and hot houses, available for local public to find relaxation and sunshine.. I will go there every time I visit Leiden.