The BEST WESTERN City Hotel Leiden is located in Leiden's, 'city of discovery', and lies in the heart of this historical city, within walking distance of many shopping streets and museums, including Museum de Lakenhal, where masterpieces by Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Lucas van Leyden can be admired.
Leiden has a rich history and is known for its beautiful canals, historic buildings and culture. The city is also called the City of Knowledge, as it is famous for its science and research. The University of Leiden is the oldest university in Holland, it was founded in 1575. Leiden is also called the 'City of Discovery'. It is the place where Rembrandt was born and learned to paint, where Doctor Boerhaave taught, and where the first Dutch tulips were brought into blossom, about four hundred years ago. Leiden is a wonderful city to explore for leisure travelers, but business guests are also very welcome at our hotel.