A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
Yes, spring is officially here and with it come “The Visitors”. If you don’t know what to do with your visiting friends-parents-grandparents-aunts or cousins, here are my favorite spots in Leiden and around to take visitors to:
Leiden Hoofjes and discover what’s behind these big, wooden portals throughout the city.
There is also a Leiden Poetry Walk, which I am still missing though. I heard that there is a booklet with a route along all the poems that are written on buildings across town. It also includes translations of the poems.
Finally, let me write two sentences about the Keukenhof: It is certainly something you can send your aunty to while you are polishing the last version of that essay that needs to be handed in. There are special buses from Leiden so she won’t get lost on the way. The flower show is huge and even bigger are the tulip fields surrounding it. If you don’t want to spend the money on a ticket, you could also bike there to visit the flower fields. Make sure your phone is charged and you bring a spare SD card: there are too many photo opportunities you don’t want to miss.