Why our hotel?

Are you looking for an inspiring location in the region of Amsterdam, The Hague, Leiden, or Schiphol? Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden is centrally located in the middle of the Randstad on the A44 between Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague, only 10 minutes from Schiphol.

Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden was completely renovated at the end of 2015 and has 16 multifunctional conference rooms. Our modern meeting rooms are warmly and attractively furnished and equipped with the latest technologies. Every event, conference or symposium is unique. Our Banquet Sales team knows this like no other and listens carefully to your wishes and ideas and will discuss all the options with you. Our goal is to make it an unforgettable, unique happening together with you.

Award-winning convention center

In recent years we have received the following awards.


  • 2nd prize Province Awards: Best XL location of the province of South-Holland


  • STAR location MeetingReview (review score 9.3)
  • YOIN certification 2023 - 2025
  • 3rd prize, Province Awards: Best XL location of the province of South-Holland
  • 2nd prize Customer-Friendliest Company of the Netherlands (Leisure)


  • 3rd prize Customer-friendliest company in the Netherlands (Leisure)
  • TripAdvisor 'Travelers'Choice'


  • STAR location MeetingReview (review score: 9.3)
  • Audience favourite Hotels.nl
  • YOIN certification 2021 - 2023


  • 2nd prize National Meeting Award 2020 in the XL category
  • Province Award (South Holland) in the XL . category
  • STAR location MeetingReview (review score 9.1)


  • 2nd prize National Meeting Award 2019 in the XL category
  • Top three most customer-friendly companies in the Netherlands
  • STAR Location MeetingReview
  • Best Apprenticeship Horeca


  • Winner National Meeting Award 2018 in the XL category

National Meeting Awards are the independent awards for the best meeting and event locations in the Netherlands, which excel in quality, guest experience and entrepreneurship.

YOIN excellent meeting places - Certified Partner


YOIN excellent meeting places is the reliable quality brand for conference and event venues. Together with independent and professional auditors, YOIN advises, supports and evaluates event venues on quality, expertise, reliability, innovation and service. In addition, as a network, YOIN provides high-quality exchange and development of knowledge in the field of organisation, sales and marketing, so that affiliated professionals are continually supported by us in the commercial and individual development and professionalisation of their venue.

YOIN excellent meeting places cooperates with preffered partners from the industry who strengthen our network, range and knowledge development and for whom we can offer mutual added value.

Certification 2023 - 2025

In 2023, Van der Valk hotel Sassenheim - Leiden was again certified for 2 years by YOIN excellent meeting places after an audit, with an achieved score of 94%.

MeetingReview STAR-location

MeetingReview assesses annually whether a conference and event location may call itself a Star Location. Only MeetingReview partner venues that are active with a minimum of 10 reviews and have a review score of at least 8.0 are awarded this title. In short, trusted partners of the platform: locations that take their guests and the quality of their services seriously. A guarantee for a good meeting or event.

In 2023, Van der Valk hotel Sassenheim - Leiden again received the STER location status from MeetingReview with an average review score of 9.3.