Springtime in the Leiden region is a wonderful time of year. The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are warmer, giving everyone the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the region. Why not attend the Tulip Festival in April, or explore the wider region known for its national parks, nature reserves, and recreation areas? Whether you're looking for a relaxing stroll in the countryside or a more active adventure, the Leiden region has plenty of activities to offer. 

Museums - Discover one of the many museums in the Leiden region!


De Keukenhof, one of the world's largest flower gardens, finally opens it doors again on March 23rd. Did you know you can get to Keukenhof in just half an hour from Leiden Central Station? At the VVV Leiden, you can buy a bus return ticket for €11,50. Entrance and public transport (combo-ticket) will cost you €29,50. De Keukenhof can be visited until the 15th of May. 

Visit the VVV to buy your tickets!

Fun for Kids

There is always something fun for children to do in Leiden. From a fun children's programme in one of the Leiden museums to special children's walks such as the Murder Mystery Walk. You can also book a funny children's or youth performance in one of the Leiden theatres! Would you rather go to the petting zoo, the swimming pool or visit a playground? You will discover it all.

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More activities for kids

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Young Rembrandt Studio

In the Young Rembrandt Studio, the 17th-century house at Langebrug 89 in Leiden, Rembrandt spent his younger years (1606 – 1630) learning how to draw, paint and make etchings at the hand of his mentor Jacob van Swanenburgh.  This is a unique stop on the Leiden Rembrandt route that gives a glimpse into the life of the young Rembrandt. A special seven-minute ‘video mapping’ projection introduces you to the young master painter and the most important key figures in his life. 

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The best playgrounds

There are several fun playgrounds for children in Leiden. In the Waterland Boerhaave  at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave children can play in a super fun playground and discover water in a new way. 

The playground "de Tuin van de Smid"  ensures a fun time as well as the new nature playground De Doorbraak! Roll up your sleeves and start dicovering!

Discover the Leiden on foot!