Leiden Holland

Leiden Holland Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

Leiden Holland

The Dutch city of Leiden Holland (Leyden in Dutch) 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 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 Netherlands and throughout South Holland is mild throughout the year.  Many tourists visit Leiden during the tulip season which runs from March to May. (View video.)

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).