Leiden Tourism

Leiden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛi̯.də(n)] ; in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. The municipality of Leiden has a population of 122,565, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude with around 190,000 inhabitants. Leiden is located on the Old Rhine, at a distance of some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from The Hague to its south and some 40 km (25 mi) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden. A university city since 1575, Leiden houses Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, and Leiden University Medical Center. It is twinned with Oxford, the location of the United Kingdom's oldest university.

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Explore popular vacation packages for Leiden, Netherlands and kick-start your vacation planning for free. A gripping city on its own right, Rotterdam also deserves a visit. Rotterdam is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. A vacation to Leiden can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • on 2019 when are you going to start the rembrandt exebition ? tks haim shapira

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    • Hi, you will get to see this exhibition from 3rd November 2019 to 9th February 2020. 

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  • Know the pollution level of Leiden before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.21 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Leiden for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leiden.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 9.21 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.95 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Leiden is 196.91 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 80.34 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 90.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.8 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.97 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.04 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.19 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.38 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leiden

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 96.79 USD

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