One of the cities that surprised me the most in the Netherlands while writing my book Staycation is perhaps Leiden. A city that immediately evokes an association with students and student-like bars and less as a destination for a weekend away.
Let’s say that Leiden has grown up. And very nice! With the cozy old center, the canals on which you can also sail, the narrow streets around the Pieterskerk, the beautiful Hortus Botanicus and hotspots that seem to spring up like mushrooms.
In this Leiden City Guide you will find the best hotspots that you should not miss during a weekend away.
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