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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2016
restaurants/cafes in leiden  (4 Answers)

I'm staying at the Golden Tulip hotel leiden centre. I would like to eat out at night near to my hotel.Does anyone have any suggestions

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2014
Parking in Leiden  (14 Answers)

What's the best parking place to leave a car at for 6-7 hours? We're planning sightseeing with two kids 7 and 12. I'm looking for a place in walking distance from the city center and with reasonable tariff.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2014
Using of OV card in Leiden  (2 Answers)

Is card purchased in The Hague is useful in Leiden?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2014
Bike hire in Leiden  (1 Answer)

Where is the best place to hire bikes,about 8, for 3 days from 20-22 May?

How much and what deposit?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2014
Few days in Leiden  (1 Answer)

Thanks everyone for the train ticket info

I will be arriving Leaden from Rotterdam about 10 am ( by train) in morning 16 April and booked in to hotel (3 nights)..I intend to buy the combi ticket to Keukenhof...for the first day( 16 April) day..return to Leiden

For the next day If I want to see the flower feilds do you think I should return to Keukenhof and rent a bike and ride around there ( I need a tanden or a three wheeler for my partner to ride) or should I have bus rides from Leiden.that run through the country side(flower fields) to somewhere nice that rents bikes(if so any suggestion for the second day)
On the 3rd day I was thinking

43 bus to Den Haag Central
The tram to to Madurodam ( model village)
tram return to Den haag central Metro to Zuidplein Rotterdam
90 bus to The Mills of Kinderdijk
90 bus return rotterdam Then maybe.return Leiden via Gouda

I will be going to Amsterdam hotel for 2 nights on 19 April in the evening

Any ideas /comments wuld be most appreciated

Geoff ....Hong Kong

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2014
buy rail tickets with credit card netherlands ?  (8 Answers)

can purchase rail tickets in the netherlands at the ticket machines using a credit card(visa or master)..I cannot find this uptodate answer anywhere

Thank you Geoff (Hong Kong)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2013

where to buy an Acer laptop power pack in Leiden please

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2013
Buying cheap or second hand electronics?  (4 Answers)

Hi I am looking to buy a cheap or second hand camera in Leiden. Is there a shop that houses used or second hand products?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2013
Tour to Paris  (6 Answers)

We want to know Paris for 2 days with Hotel and transport guide, two peoples from Leiden-Paris-Leiden, if is possible in Spanish taal, I need information about this, thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2012
transportation  (2 Answers)

I will be in Willemstad on the 4th of June for the day.My sister will be in Leiden and would like to meet me in Willemstad for a few hours. How would she get from Leiden to Willemstad either by bus or train and how long would it take.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2011
Cheaper transport laiden - Eindhoven ???  (7 Answers)

Hello everybody ! Please help me - Me and my boyfriend will go on vacation in Netherlands for Christmas. Our friends are from Leiden. My question is : how we can get from Eindhoven Airport to Leiden and return? How will our easiest and cheapest way whit bus or train?The taxes a very expencive to us, we are from Bulgaria. Please help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2009
Room rental / appartment sharing July to 8. August 09 wanted  (3 Answers)

HI. I am planning to study Dutch in Leiden from July 2 to August 8, 2009 in Leiden.
Is anyone interested in renting a room or share appartment? (please only quiet, smokefree and petfree places due to allergy). Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2009
Visiting Leiden  (4 Answers)

Can anybody recommend a hotel in Leiden with a great view?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2009
Webster University  (8 Answers)

How far is Webster University from from the central station? How do I get from Amersterdam to Leiden?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2009
Traveling from Leiden to Amsterdam and to Delft questions  (3 Answers)

I am bringing 13 university students from the US to Leiden next week. We need to travel from Leiden to Amsterdam and also from Leiden to Delft. Is there a train pass or other way to buy a pass to board the train from Leiden to these destinations on three separate days. Or, do I buy round trip tickets for each day of travel? We are looking for the most inexpensive way to do our traveling from the Leiden University where we are staying. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2008
Train Travel between Amsterdam and Leiden  (11 Answers)

I will be visiting Holland (the Netherlands) for two days. I will arrive by train into Amsterdam's Central Station on a Wednesday morning around 10am but I will be staying in Leiden. Judging by information that I gathered from the Internet, it appears as if it takes about 45 minutes to travel between the two cities (one-way). I want to maximize my time in both cities. So, upon my arrival in Amsterdam, I was thinking to take a train directly to Leiden and tour there all day Wednesday and then take a train back into Amsterdam the following morning and tour there all day Thursday. My first question is, once I arrive at the Amsterdam Central Station, which train will I catch to take me to Leiden? And which train do I catch to take me back to Amsterdam the following day? Additionally, I need some sightseeing tips. Aside from the Anne Frank Museum, I don't know of any popular tourist spots in Amsterdam that I'd like to visit. Can someone please provide me with suggestions of sights to see in both Amsterdam and Leiden? Thank you in advance for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2008
Living in Leiden  (4 Answers)


Im coming to Leiden this September to study at Leiden University. Did you find hard to find an accomondation and part time job? Im from Czech Rep. - EU member state, but I have no idea how it works with working visas etc.

Any help or advice would be great.
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2008
Is a daytrip visit by sea from London feasible?  (2 Answers)

We are visiting London for very few days next week to see Kylie and I would like to pop over to Leiden by boat to see the Pilgrim/Mayflower relevant attractions and to have lunch with a friend there.

Is it feasible and possible to take a day trip by boat or boat-train in the AM and return to London in the PM? Which carrier would do this?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Terry Seale
Minneapolis MN

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2008
What is the best way to get from the airport to Leiden?  (3 Answers)

We plan to go from the airport to Leiden, from Leiden to Keukenhof and back, to Haarlem and back, and on the third day back to the airport. We would also like to go to Madurodam at some point, maybe on the way to the airport, if it works out--or we can take a side trip from Leiden. Would you recommend the bus or the train? Can you get a book of tickets cheaper than buying them one at a time?

Thank you, Arlene Schander

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2008
looking for a herb market/store  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of one? Please help me with the adress on one either there or nearby (Hague/Delft/Rotterdam)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2008
A night in Leiden  (2 Answers)

I will spend the night of next Feb 14th in Leiden and would like to get some tips about good bars or clubs where to go for some drinks, eventually dance and eventually meet new people :-)
Thanks in advance!
PS I am straight

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2007
Transport and Housing in Leiden  (5 Answers)

My daughter just graduated from college and as her graduation gift I promised her a trip to Europe. Her boyfriend will be attending Leiden University through an international law program offered by his law school and she will be living with him in Leiden. They are traveling from Hawaii via London Gatwick. This is my daughter's first trip to Europe and while I thought it was going to be 4-6 weeks, it will be 4 months. Needless to say, they will have to travel and live economically for that length of stay.

They need help finding direct and economical transport from London Gatwick to Amsterdam as well as a place to live near the university for the fall semester (September 1 - December 31).

1. Should they catch the train or fly? (British Airways offers flights for about150 -175 one way). Is there train service from Gatwick Airport into Amsterdam and Leiden?

2. Assuming they fly into Amsterdam, does the Leiden train system provide service from the international airport in Amsterdam into Leiden? At what cost?

3. They have tried for months to find a suitable apartment within walking distance or easy bicyling to the University. They found one apartment through a housing agency, but unfortunately were not advised that the apartment was 3 miles outside of the center. They canceled and lost their500 deposit. I'm hoping this forum can offer them some guidance to put them on track to get them safely and quickly to Leiden, as well as helping them find practical living quarters. Their combined budget for housing is1,000 -1,200 US per month.

Mahalo (thank you!)

Worried mother in Hawaii

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2007
Leiderdorp to Leiden  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone,
I'm moving to Leiden in June and would like to know how long it would take to travel from Leiderdorp to Leiden Central Station? Grateful for any info.
Dr Bubakles

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2007
baggage storage at the train station?  (1 Answer)

Is there a place to store baggage at the Leiden Train Station for about 5 days? What is the cost per piece if there is?

Many thanks,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2007
Noordwijk to Leiden  (6 Answers)

Anyone know how long does it takes from the Oranje Hotel in Noordwijk to the holiday inn in leiden?

Is it easy to catch a cab from leiden train station to the hotel?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2006
....from amsterdam  (6 Answers)

how long a drive would it take to get from amsterdam(city cener) to leiden??

is there and age requirement to rent a car in the netherlands??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2006
Is there a dance floor here?  (2 Answers)

Can you dance?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2006
Leiden Spas  (2 Answers)

Hi. I'm hoping to go to Leiden in September, for a wedding. I'm thinking of purchasing a gift certificate for a spa visit/massages for the couple. Can anyone recommend somewhere in Leiden that I could get into contact with and do this?

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2006
Need A Room from June 30-July 14th  (1 Answer)


I am a student and I am going to be at the working at University of leiden for 2 weeks(June 31-July 14th) and I am looking for a room fit for a traveling student (inexpensive) in leiden.
Please let me know where i can find a room!

Thank you,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2006
Ideas for gifts to bring from US to Leiden?  (3 Answers)

I work/live in Los Angeles County. My work is sending me to our office in Leiden, the Netherlands next week. One of the managers there always brings me chocolates and yummy little treats when he's in California, and I'd like to reciprocate with a similar "token gift" for him and some of his colleagues. I've asked several of my co-workers for ideas and no one has any suggestions (I've only been told NOT to bring chocolate because their's is so much better!) I'd love any suggestions or ideas. I'm not too far from Hollywood and I'm fairly close to Disneyland, if that helps. Obviously it has to be something that I can easily slip in my suitcase.

Thanks for the help!

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