Leiden is a lively city where a day or an evening out is a real treat for young and old. All year round the city offers a rich array of parties and festivals. Not to mention the wide choice of concerts, dance performances and theatre shows. Leiden has simply hundreds of restaurants, cafés and bars. Every cuisine you can think of can be found here, and there is something available in every price range. You can stop for a break at one of the city’s many cafés. Or if you want a tasty lunch or a relaxing drink at the end of the afternoon, Leiden has plenty to offer. Recharging your batteries in the heart of Leiden is an experience in itself!
Many of Leiden’s restaurants and cafés are located in beautiful historic monuments, each with its own rich history. This is what gives the city its special ambiance.
The Kloksteeg is one of the prettiest and most atmospheric streets in Leiden. With its views of the centuries-old Pieterskerk and its many cafés and restaurants, it’s a place you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Spread around the Pieterskerk, this is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Leiden. The Pieterswijk – also known as Leiden’s Latin Quarter - is famous for its narrow streets, packed with unusual shops and restaurants.
The area around the Hooglandse Kerk is perfect for a relaxing evening stroll. And what could be better than sitting down to a delicious meal afterwards?