Destination guide

Historic Leiden will entice you

Take a vacation to Leiden and enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments. Renowned for its local tours, boating and theaters, this city welcomes all visitors. Wet 'n Wild and Madurodam are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Leiden

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Leiden has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wet 'n Wild (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Madurodam (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Blijdorp Zoo (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Golfclub Kagerzoom (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Wassenaarse Golfclub Rozenstein (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Boerderij 't Geertje (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Leiden

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Leiden is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arboretum Trompenburg (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Sint Annahofje (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Hortus Botanicus (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Molen de Put (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Kagerplassen (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Katwijk Aan Zee Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Leiden

The nearest airport is in Rotterdam (RTM-Rotterdam The Hague), located 14.8 mi (23.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), which is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Leiden Central Station, Leiden Lammenschans Station and De Vink Station are the main stations in the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Leiden?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 754 vacation rentals near Leiden. From 257 Condos/Apartments to 439 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Leiden for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Leiden?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Leiden:

  • Scheveningen Badplaats: 44 vacation rentals
  • Centrum: 48 vacation rentals
  • Noordwijk aan Zee: 332 vacation rentals
  • Scheveningen: 73 vacation rentals
  • The Hague Center: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Leiden?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Leiden. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Leiden Central Station: 1,296 vacation rentals
  • Leiden University: 1,285 vacation rentals
  • Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal: 1,302 vacation rentals
  • Hortus Botanicus: 1,287 vacation rentals
  • Waag: 1,296 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Leiden listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Leiden?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 257 Condos/Apartments in Leiden. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Leiden include:

  • Houses: 439 rentals available
  • Studios: 257 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Leiden?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 431 vacation rentals with pool available in Leiden. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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