A Travel Price Comparison for Netherlands Leiden vs. Provincie Friesland for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Leiden or Provincie Friesland?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Leiden and Provincie Friesland can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Leiden or Provincie Friesland?


Leiden is a city in the province of South Holland. It is south of the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam, and has a population of about 190,000. It is known for its university, museums, markets, and of course, canals. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and is a sister school of Oxford, which is England's oldest university.

Provincie Friesland

Friesland is the northwestern province in the Netherlands with a population of 646,000. Frisian and Dutch are the two languages spoken in this province. Including all of the water in the province, it is the largest in the Netherlands. Friesland is visited by many people who have an interest in water sports, as there are many canals, lakes, rivers, and sea throughout the province. In fact, most towns are connected by water as well as by road. UNESCO deems the Wadden Sea a World Heritage Site for its stunning nature.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Amsterdam, The Best 2-Week Tours from Amsterdam, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Netherlands, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Netherlands.

Which place is cheaper, Provincie Friesland or Leiden?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Leiden is €133, while the average daily cost in Provincie Friesland is €146. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Leiden and Provincie Friesland in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Leiden 78
    Provincie Friesland 55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Leiden 156
    Provincie Friesland 110
Compare Hotels in Leiden and Provincie Friesland

Looking for a hotel in Leiden or Provincie Friesland? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Leiden

Hotels in Provincie Friesland

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Leiden Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Leiden 26
    Provincie Friesland 109

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Leiden

Also for Leiden, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Zero Emission Tesla Taxi Transfer from Leiden Area to the Airport: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Leiden or Provincie Friesland?

Prices for flights to both Provincie Friesland and Leiden change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Leiden 39
    Provincie Friesland 34

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Leiden 17
    Provincie Friesland 9.21

Tours and Activities in Leiden

For Leiden, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Highlights Walking Tour in Leiden with Audio and GPS Guide: $7.58
  • Hortus Botanicus Entry Ticket: $9.63
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Leiden's Charm: $13
  • Self-guided adventure hunt: Discover Hoge Mors: $13
  • Guided City Canal Cruise: $13
  • The Hidden Stories of Leiden - Self-guided audio tour: $14
  • Self-Guided City Trail Kids Tour in Noordwijk (4-8 years): $21
  • 90 minutes Walking tour and Escape room in Leiden: $21
  • Windmill cruise through Warmond: $21
  • Self-guided city trail - JOLA's Schnipseljagd Noordwijk Sea Tour: $26
  • Discover Leiden with a self-guided Outside Escape city game tour!: $27
  • Self-guided city trail - JOLA's Schnipseljagd Leiden Tour: $32

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Leiden 26
    Provincie Friesland 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Leiden

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Leiden:

  • Leiden Private Self-Guided Pub Crawl Pub Quiz: $21
  • Leiden Private Self Guided Pub Crawl: $22

When comparing the travel costs between Leiden and Provincie Friesland, we can see that Provincie Friesland is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Leiden Expensive? and Is Provincie Friesland Expensive?.

Which has a larger population, Leiden or Provincie Friesland?

Provincie Friesland has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Leiden. When comparing the sizes of Leiden and Provincie Friesland, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.