The historic city of Leiden is less than seven kilometers from our hotel and is home to a wealth of sights. The old town of Leiden has small alleys and side streets where you can wander quietly. The beautiful canals invite you for a boat trip on the water. The most famous canal is the Rapenburg, where you can find the large University buildings and student houses. Because of the many students, the city is young, lively and there is a unique atmosphere to experience. In the area around the Pieterskerk you can admire beautiful monuments such as the Burcht and the Sint Pieterskerk itself. There are also many parks that decorate the city and where you can enjoy a picnic.
Leiden has a great diversity of shops. There are many shops in the atmospheric areas: Haarlemmerstraat, Pieterkwartier, Breestraat, Hartje Leiden and Doeza/Herenstraat. Leiden has also developed nice vintage shopping routes, which can be downloaded here.
Most shops are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (except Monday, Thursday and Sunday). With a shopping evening on Thursday and a shopping Sunday on every last Sunday of the month.
You can reach the city of Leiden in 5 minutes by train, from Sassenheim railway station, which is only 10 minutes on foot from our hotel. Four times an hour a train leaves for Leiden Central Station. An OV chip card with credit is required to travel by public transport. This can be purchased from the machine at Sassenheim NS Station or at www.ns.nl/en. From Leiden Central Station you can easily walk to the center of Leiden.
If you have difficulty walking, traveling by bus is also possible. The best stops to get off are: Bus stop Steenstraat, Bus stop Prinsessekade and Bus stop Breestraat. You can plan your trip via HTM.
The city of Leiden offers various parking options, which also makes a visit by car attractive. For example, you can park your car (paid) in the Lammermarkt parking garage or the Garenmarkt parking garage, which are located within walking distance of the historic city center.
It is also possible to reserve a parking space with a discount in advance. Click here for more information about parking with a discount in Leiden.
Rent a bike
It is also nice to take a wonderful trip on the bike. In half an hour you are in the middle of the city center! The bicycle rental of our hotel offers various top quality bicycles.