|The Dutch city of Leiden (Leyden in Durch) is a picturesque community
located in the tulip-growing district in
the Netherlands. Home to
the oldest university in the country, Leiden features
many interesting tourist
attractions and a variety of
museums and art galleries.
Leiden is located south of Amsterdam and just a short distance from The Hague.
|There are many good hotels
and inexpensive tourist accommodation available in this
university town. Tourists can enjoy its picturesque
canals, parks and gardens
or do a little shopping
in the local shops.
The weather in Leiden and throughout South Holland is mild throughout the year.
|Many tourists visit Leiden during the tulip season which
runs from March to May.
Visitors arriving at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport can catch a train directly from the airport to Leiden station. Many hotels are available near the airport and also in nearby cities such as Den Haag (The Hague).