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Leiden, Provincie Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

How much does it cost to travel to Leiden?

You should plan to spend around $142 (€133) per day on your vacation in Leiden. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (€39) on meals
  • $27 (€26) on local transportation
  • $166 (€155) on hotels

A one week trip to Leiden for two people costs, on average, $1,993 (€1,865). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Leiden cost?

A one week trip to Leiden usually costs around $996 (€933) for one person and $1,993 (€1,865) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Leiden on average costs around $1,993 (€1,865) for one person and $3,986 (€3,731) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Leiden will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Leiden on average costs around $4,270 (€3,997) for one person and $8,541 (€7,995) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Leiden has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Leiden expensive to visit?

Prices in Leiden are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Leiden is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Istanbul or Isle of Skye.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Leiden Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Leiden?

The average Leiden trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Leiden travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 155 ($166)
Local Transportation 1 26 ($27)
Food 2 39 ($41)
Entertainment 1 17 ($18)
Alcohol 2 13 - 39 ($14 - 41)
Accommodation Budget in Leiden
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Leiden is $83 (€78). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Leiden is $166 (€155). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Leiden

Looking for a hotel in Leiden? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Leiden based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $127. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Leiden
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Leiden is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $27 (€26) per person, per day, on local transportation in Leiden.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Leiden
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Leiden can vary, the average cost of food in Leiden is $41 (€39) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Leiden should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Leiden is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Leiden
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Leiden typically cost an average of $18 (€17) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Leiden
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $27 (€26) on alcoholic beverages in Leiden per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Leiden On a Budget
Leiden Leiden, Netherlands
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.
Gravensteen in Leiden is a historical monument that was once a prison, and today is a building associated with the university. Centuries ago, when this building served as a prison, there was a gallery that looked out at the plaza where judges could view public executions.

The most well-known museum in Leiden is the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. It is the national archeological museum of the Netherlands and is associated with the archaeology department of the university. The focus of the museum is around ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The museum is located near Pieterskerkhof, which is in the same plaza as Gravensteen.

Molenmuseum de Valk takes you through the history of the famous Dutch windmills. You are able to actually go inside the windmill and learn how windmills work, the purposes they serve, and how they played a role in Leiden's history.
There are a few surrounding neighborhoods in the Leiden area that are a bike or tram ride away. Katwijk and Noordwijk are two beach towns that are nearby and have restaurants, shops, and beautiful sand dunes to explore. Wassenaar is also a surrounding neighborhood to Leiden with a large waterpark called Duinrell. If you happen to be in the Netherlands during tulip season (April/May), then visit the Lisse region and you can bike around to explore the famous Dutch tulip fields.

Leiden has a buzzing music scene, with many international and local artists playing in music clubs and at festivals. Ontzettend is a battle of the bands festival that happens every September. Another great festival takes place around October 3rd every year and is the commemoration of the Siege of Leiden when the Spanish tried to capture the city during the Eighty Years' War. At this festival, you will find amusement rides, food vendors, and lots of live music. Seeing Leiden on foot is a great way to see the city, but seeing it from the water is even better. There are many canal tour companies all over the city that offer private or group tours around the historical city. You can also rent a rowing boat for your self if you want to explore at your own pace.
Food and Dining
Leiden has a wide variety of food to offer for travelers. In Leiden, you can find typical Dutch food, burger joints, high-end French cuisine, or just order Chinese takeout. For a Dutch style meal, ‘t Suppiershuysinghe is a great place to go. It is more of a brunch type place that has great coffee, and small sandwich type meals. It's located in a square in the city center, which is an excellent place for people watching while enjoying a day out in Leiden. David's Burger is a great place that offers an array of organic burgers. For those wanting the high-end French cuisine I mentioned above, go to Dartel. There are Asian style take away places all over town. Woo Ping is Chinese, Toko BungaMas is Indonesian, and Sushi Bento is Japanese. I suggest trying the Indonesian food!

To get to Leiden from Schiphol Airport, or any other city that you may be visiting in the Netherlands, just take an Intercity or Sprinter train to Leiden Centraal. Exiting central station brings you right out into the city center. Once in the city, basically your options are: bike, car, taxi, bus, tram, or foot. Biking is the best way to get around, as you can really see a lot of the city and the surrounding neighborhoods as well. However, for those who aren't inclined to bike or the weather doesn't permit, there is a tram system in Leiden too. Tickets can be purchased on board the tram. Walking is also a great option because it allows you to be able to easily go in and out of shops and cafes as you venture around the city. Renting a car and taking taxis can be an option, but should be used as more of a last resort. The public transportation in the Netherlands is very efficient and easy to use; so take advantage of that before spending money on a car or taxi.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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