Leiden is an enchanting Dutch city that was established in the 12th century. It boasts a storied past, making it a city that seamlessly blends its historical heritage with contemporary amenities.

    At the heart of Leiden you can find the stunning Pieterskerk, or St. Peter's Church, a medieval marvel that has played a central role in the city's history. With its towering spire and exquisite architectural details, this Gothic landmark is a “must” during your sightseeing tour.

    Leiden is renowned for its picturesque canals, reminiscent of its famous neighbor, Amsterdam. You can stroll along the tree-lined quays, such as the Rapenburg and the Herengracht, and let the reflections of the elegant buildings and houseboats “dance” on the tranquil waters.

    One of the city's most famous residents was Rembrandt van Rijn, the celebrated Dutch painter. Visit the Leiden Museum De Lakenhal, which exposes a remarkable collection of Dutch Golden Age art, including works by Rembrandt himself. His birthplace has also been transformed into a museum dedicated to his life and art.

    Moreover, this charming city is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, Leiden University. Its historic buildings, including the Academy Building and the Hortus Botanicus, are not only architecturally fascinating but also culturally significant.

    For a touch of nature, make your way to the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, brimming with exotic flora and serene spots for relaxation.

    Leiden is nowadays a hub for knowledge and innovation, hosting a burgeoning biotech industry and serving as a key center for research and development in the Netherlands.

    Whether you're in Leiden for business or leisure, enjoy your stay at our IntercityHotel Leiden, where you can experience the modern comfort combined with Dutch hospitality. Due to Leiden's compact size all the city's historic and cultural wonders are just a short walk or bike ride away.