Tourist Places to Visit in Leiderdorp, Netherlands, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Leiderdorp, Netherlands, Europe

Leiderdorp is a town as well as municipality located in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands, around 40 km southwest of the national capital, Amsterdam. Leiderdorp is partially the suburb of Leiden but these two are separated by Zijl and Oude Rijn rivers. In the Eighty Years’ War, the Spanish used Leiderdorp as base for their army.


Geography of Leiderdorp:

Leiderdorp is situated in the western Netherlands between 52°10′ N latitude and 4°32′ E longitude, covering an area of 12.28 sq. km of which 11.55 sq. km is land area. Leiderdorp is well known for its pleasant weather running throughout the year.


How to reach Leiderdorp?

Leiderdorp is served by the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol which operates flights from and to London, Paris, Dublin, Moscow, Madrid, Delhi, New York, Mumbai, Rome, Athens and Beijing. This airport is situated about 25 km away from the centre of Leiderdorp town.

There are taxis always available at the airport and also one can use bus for in expensive travel. Booking rental car prior to reaching the airport will be ideal for comfort airport travel.

To move within the Leiderdorp town, there are many travel agencies providing car and bike on rent basis.

Food and Shopping in Leiderdorp:

Some special shopping options in and around Leiderdorp include:

  • Reisboekhandel Zandvliet
  • Uitjes Leiden
  • Galerie Zone
  • De Slegte

There are modernized food corners abundant in Leiderdorp and the reputed restaurants in and around Leiderdorp include:

  • Dranklokaal de WW
  • Olo Rosso
  • De Burcht
  • Cafe Storm


Things to do in Leiderdorp:

  • Festival celebrations
  • Walking
  • Shopping


Tourist Attractions in Leiderdorp:

Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde:

The Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde or National Museum of Ethnology showcases the culture of the people of the region with a great collection of objects and exhibitions. This museum is open from 10AM-5PM (Tuesday-Sunday) and the entrance fee is €7.50.


Hortus Botanicus:

The Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden belonging to the University of Leiden and housing a wide range of flowers and trees from the different regions of the world. Here one can find way to the Astronomical Observatory. The admission fee is €6 (adult) and €2.5 (children).



Located in Oegstgeest, around 6 km away from Leiderdorp, Corpus is a 6 story human body shaped statue and inside this statue, visitors can experience the formation of the human body and function. It is allowed for visitors Tuesday – Sunday (9 AM – 7 PM) and the admission fee is €17, 50.


Other places of interest in Leiderdorp include:

  • Hooglandse Kerk
  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Van der Werfpark
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Molen de Valk
  • Academiegebouw
  • Wall Poems of Leiden
  • De Zijlpoort
  • Molen de Put
  • De Burcht Leiden Castle
  • Museum Boerhaave
  • Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal
  • Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
  • Museum Boerhaave
  • Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
  • Municipal Museum of Leiden

Best time to visit Leiderdorp:

From April to October is the best time of the year to visit Leiderdorp.


Accommodation options in Leiderdorp:

Leiderdorp is the part of Leiden city housing many well facilitated accommodation centres. Visitors can also find hotels in other suburbs of Leiden for better hospitality services. Most of the hotels in and around Leiderdorp offer advance booking facility through online for visitors’ convenience. The reputed hotels in and around Leiderdorp are listed below:

  • Tulip Inn Leiderdorp
  • Ibis Leiderdorp
  • Bed and Breakfast Oude Rijn
  • Hotel de Doelen
  • City Hotel Nieuw Minerva
  • Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
  • Residence 102
  • B&B De Haven
  • Huys van Leyden
  • Pension Schaefer
  • B&B Bed en Beschuit
  • Holiday Inn Leiden
  • Het Vogelhuis
  • Rembrandt Hotel Leiden
  • Hotel-Restaurant De Beukenhof

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