Tourist info



Thanks to Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden’s central location, the citycentre of Leiden is only 15 minutes away! The city of Leiden is a treasure trove of places of interest. There are several interesting musea's about the history of Leiden. 

Mill museum De Valk is a tower mill dating from 1743. On the ground floor, you enter the miller's living quarters and at the first floor you can watch a film about the mills of Leiden. When you go to the gallery, you have a perfect view of Leiden. Read more about guided tours and additional information about Mill museum de Valk

Museum Volkenkunde is located in a historic building, just 5 minutes away from Leiden Central Station. The museum is about people, different exhibitions and different cultural regions. The stories at the museum tells about humankind. Read more about Museum Volkenkunde.

At the National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) you can enjoy the archaeological treasures and intriguing culture of the Egyptians, the Classical World,the ancient Near East and the Netherlands. You can also take a look inside the real Egyptian temple. 

At the Japan museum Sieboldhuis (Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis) several things are collected by Philipp Franz von Siebold during the 19th century. Like prints, fossils, ceramics, animals and more! There are also temporary exhibitions of Japanese art and culture.

In the area around the St. Pieter's Church there are several beautiful monuments to admire, including the fortress and the church itself.

From 16 December 2017 the completely renovated Rijksmuseum Boerhaave will be open again! At Rijksmuseum Boerhaave you can learn more about science and medicine. The collection has five centuries of research and innovation, based on collaboration with modern scientists. 

The pretty canals invite visitors to take a boat trip, and you can have a picnic in one of the many parks that adorn the city. Leiden also has an inspiring selection of shops, and the nightlife is impressively diverse.

You can reach the city Leiden in 5 minutes by train from Sassenheim station.