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Kees - Private Guide in Amsterdam

 Member Since 2005 

Leiden, University and Museum route

Culture and History tour in Leiden

Tour Price : €100-300 Duration : 1-3 hours Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages Discount: 10% discount already factored in.


Leiden is a beautiful gem of a city and the center of university knowledge and book-printing in the Netherlands. My tour will begin at the stately Rapenburg canal. This is the well-known and highly respected seat of the University of Leiden. Right there, I will take you to one of the largest collections of Egyptian art the world, in the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) if only to see a full size Egyptian temple in teh courtyard. This Egyptian temple from the Roman-Egyptian era was rebuilt to its authentic size. (Free entry).

Inside is the best prehistoric presentation in Holland with an actual fish net PRE-dating the era of Egyptian pyramids (ticket cost).

Additional museums can be sampled, specifically the museums dedicated to painting and history as well as to science and Ethnology / Folk art of Medicine. Many small, quaint streets will lead the way to little known gems of the city, like the botanical garden as well as the HUGE but well hidden castle mound of the Count of Leiden, a very old fortress that is so strangely tucked away that it is almost concealed. Winding our way to the hoime of the Pilgrim Fathers, where American history was born, and we pass by many quiet, interesting, enclosed courtyards along the way. 

We also see the high school where Rembrandt attended his Latin classes is another favorite attraction in the area,. You also will enjoy the liveliness of the street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays when hundreds of vendors offer their wares.

A city full of museums, Leiden also offers an exquisite display of Dr. Siebold’s original collection of Japanese art , maps and ethnology. In the Museum of science, I can introduce you to the medical objects of the (then) world renowned medical doctor Dr. Boerhaave. You will see the very first microscopes of the world.

My tours can be conducted in either English or in German, and of course, in Dutch. The entire tour takes about two hours and the price for the tour depends on the area from where we start and how many people comprise the group.

We take the train together (extra ticket cost). Alternatively I meet you in Leiden.


Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €100-300
Duration: 1-3 hours
Group Size: 1-8 tourists
Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Leiden, Holland, Netherlands