Lovers of art, culture and typical Leiden entertainment will find Leiden a fascinating city to visit. You can go sightseeing along the canals and historic buildings, visit one of the many interesting museums and join in the famous 3 October Festival. A few tips:
Art and culture
Leiden has no less than four national museums! Such as the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, with its impressive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt, the Near East and the Greek and Roman worlds. Museum Boerhaave – also known as the national treasury for 400 years of scientific development – and Naturalis Leiden, the city’s natural history museum. In the area around Sint Pieterskerk, you can find interesting buildings such as the Burcht, Waag, Hooglandse Kerk and the Leiden city hall.
From the hotel, you can see the tips of the sand dunes on the North Sea coast. The two seaside resorts of Katwijk and Noordwijk are just 10 minutes away.
The big event that the people of Leiden look forward to every year is the Relief of Leiden on 3 October. There are two days of extensive festivities, with parades, a funfair and lots of white bread and herring to celebrate Leiden’s liberation in 1574 by the Geuzen, a group of Dutch nobles.
The Ethnological Museum (Museum Volkenkunde), Naturalis, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden and Museum Boerhaave are all great places for children to visit. The exhibitions are often very child-friendly and special children's activities are organised for during school vacations. At children's playground De Bubbel Jungle in Leiderdorp, kids can go wild on the trampolines, ball pit and roller track. Tip: check whether there are any nice children’s shows in the two main theatres: Leidse Schouwburg or Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.
The eleventh floor of the Level building is home to the 1400 square metre Wellness Leiden – Fitland Thermen & Beauty. Enjoy luxurious beauty and wellness facilities and a fantastic view of the city. Achieve total relaxation in the indoor swimming pool, the whirlpool, the panorama sauna, the infrared sauna and the herb bath. And to round off your day, you can ask the chefs in the wellness restaurant to surprise you with culinary delights.
The multifunctional, ultramodern Level building in which the hotel is located would not be complete without a rooftop bar. The 'Top Level' panorama restaurant, bar and lounge is located at the top of the building, on the twelfth floor. The ultimate place to enjoy the phenomenal view of Leiden, the City of Keys, with a cocktail or a glass of champagne in your hand. You can also enjoy a great lunch and dinner here. The restaurant has an extensive à la carte menu with alternating, seasonal dishes.
The Second Level
As the name suggests, The Second Level is on the second floor of the building. At The Second Level you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at a fixed price. And The Second Level has more to offer than a just a good meal for a low, fixed price. With a range of cooking studios, a luxurious lounge, bar and DJ Booth, The Second Level has the capacity to turn every occasion into a great party.
Hampshire Hotel Fitland – Leiden is the perfect conference location. It’s very easy to reach by train – the hotel is located next to Central Station – and by car. Anything you need can be found within the walls of this multifunctional building. Such as two restaurants, a wellness centre, a gym and six conference rooms. The hotel also has various extra facilities, such as free Wi-Fi throughout the building, sport in the gym and convenient parking in its own car park on the ground floor.
A conference room with a great view of Leiden
Hampshire Hotel Fitland – Leiden is less than half an hour from the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Ideal when you’re looking for a central location in the Randstad to hold a conference, a brainstorming session or a (product) presentation or to organise a seminar. There are six multifunctional rooms to choose from – accommodating groups of 8 up to 1000 people. All the rooms have natural light, climate control, Wi-Fi and all the modern audiovisual equipment required for a perfect conference.
Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!
These are average prices and subject to availability.
All prices are including VAT and for a minimum of 8 persons.
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional child under 2 years is charged €10 per person per night in a crib.
One additional older child or adult is charged €35 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.