Summer is one of the best times of the year to visit the Leiden region

Summer is a great time to experience the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Leiden region. There are plenty of events happening in the city and across the region. Nature lovers can visit the Hortus botanicus Leiden and Leidsehout park, and those who prefer water activities can rent a boat or go SUP-boarding, kayaking, and much more!

Outdoor activities

Water activities

The Leiden region is located in Zuid-Holland, one of the most water-abundant Dutch provinces. Leiden's historic city centre is home to no fewer than 28 kilometres of canals and is surrounded by various lakes. Moreover, the North Sea is only a few kilometres away.

Nearby Leiden, Vlietland's Water Sports Centre offers a range of activities, from sailing to climbing and more. Take a look at their website for more information.

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Activities for kids

In the Leiden region, there is always something fun to do for kids, from children’s activities in the city to nature playgrounds and petting farms. For example, you can take your kids to special activities in museums and theatres or to a children’s film in the cinema. You can also find a range of fun treasure hunts for children.

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A child in a petting zoo with lamas

Historical Explorations - Wander through 800 years of visible history

Exhibitions - Discover what some of the many museums in the Leiden region have to offer!

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