Untours - Lily Lower, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
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Discovering the gems of Leiden is so easy when you have the convenience of a centrally located apartment. The Lily Lower apartment is on the ground floor, offering room to spread out. The kitchen has ample room for meal preparation and dining. The bedroom is in the front of the house with a large wardrobe for storing clothes and suitcases. There is a basic internal courtyard with outdoor seating.

The Lily Lower apartment is located in a renovated residential building dating back to the 1600s, and it sits along the Herengracht Canal. It has all of the modern amenities you'll need, while still allowing you access to the beauty of this historical town. You're within easy walking distance of shopping, dining, transportation, and, of course, some wonderful museums.

The bus stop is just a 1 minute from the vacation rental, and a 9 minute bus ride or 20-minute walk takes you to the Leiden train station. Your nearest grocery store is a quick 3 minute walk from the apartment.

Leiden is strategically located between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague, putting most of Holland at your fingertips. Leiden offers very convenient rail connections to the best of Holland.

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Property Details


1 bedroom with full size bed, and 1 pull out sofa bed (suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children)


1 bathroom with shower stall


Kitchen with 4 burner stove, microwave, and toaster


Washer and dryer in apartment


Ground floor apartment


Ground floor, flat or slight ramp to entry, step free in apartment. Less than 65 feet to bus stop.


1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. 9 minutes by bus to Leiden's train station, or a 20-minute walk


Street level windows offer good light, but you may wish to draw the curtains for privacy


Cell phone, cable TV, Wi-Fi laundry facilities

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What's included with the Holland - Leiden Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in an 18th century townhouse in charming Leiden.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Amsterdam, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer by taxi to and from Amsterdam airport on arrival and departure.
  • A 5 or 10-day Benelux Saver Rail Pass (good for Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg) and limited bus tickets for ground transportation within Holland.
  • An orientation session and informative Leiden walk by our superb local staff to start your trip on the right foot.
  • Local information and our Going Dutch guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, sharing local restaurants, must-see attractions and museums, and hidden treasures.
  • A local cultural event, like an Amsterdam walk or a Pannekoeken (Dutch pancake) lunch.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Please note that arrivals before March 25, 2020 and starting October 14, 2020 are off-season. They do not include any on-site services such as airport transfers, orientation, welcome supplies, bus/tram tickets or Untours events. Local staff will meet you at the apartment with keys and be available by phone if you have a problem. We will give you instructions on how to make your own way by train and taxi from the airport to your apartment. The Benelux Saver Rail Pass, our Going Dutch guidebook, and use of an Untours cell phone are included.

Landlord or Host for Lily Lower, Leiden, Holland - Leiden

The apartment does not have an on-site host, but our Untours staff person lives in Leiden and is just a phone call away.

Leiden, Holland - Leiden, Home of Lily Lower

Leiden, a picturesque Dutch city of about 114,000, is located on a branch of the Rhine River, some 30 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. Laced with peaceful canals and gabled Dutch houses, Leiden is most famous for its university, which is the oldest and most renowned in the Netherlands. Leiden played an important role in Dutch history and in the development of Dutch painting, so it is no surprise that some of the country’s best museums and galleries are located here. The city has had its share of famous residents: Rembrandt was born here; Jan Steen painted here; and Albert Einstein taught here.

Leiden is a very walkable city and has maintained a small-town atmosphere. Visitors enjoy a variety of ethnic restaurants, cozy cafés, bookshops, an outdoor market held twice a week, shopping in a pedestrian precinct, as well as banks, ATMs and several large supermarkets.

There is much to do and see in Leiden, but remember that all of the Netherlands is just at your doorstep: Amsterdam is only 30 minutes by train, Delft 20 minutes, Utrecht 45 minutes, Brussels and Brugge in Belgium 2.5 to 3 hours.

And in case you wondered…yes, Leiden also has a windmill, which is now a fascinating museum.

"Many of my friends with whom I shared my diary noticed that I really thought it was my best trip to Europe - and the Untour way is the best way. Lenneke's orientation is so well done that you need only to relax and go in any direction you want each day. I would recommend this Untour to anyone." - T. Badkins

Customer comments about Lily Lower, Leiden, Holland - Leiden

"Comfortable and great location for access to stores and sites to visit. Having the canal in front of the building was delightful. Especially convenient for multiple visits to my brother in Rotterdam and to the Amsterdam museums." Richard Domey

"Leiden was a wonderful location, it was equidistant from both Amsterdam and Rotterdam and after visiting each it was a pleasure to return to the tranquility of our lovely apartment. Our orientation session with Marlous gave us all the grounding we needed to navigate the city and the transport system. Overall, a lovely visit." B. Chehoski

" Loved that the bus stop was so close and that the supermarket was just a couple of blocks away. The furniture in the living room was good and the bed was very comfortable." J. Geary

Ratings for Lily Lower, Leiden, Holland - Leiden

Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)55
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)53
Bathroom (attractive, functional)34
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)65
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool43
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)22
Sleeping facilities comfort54

Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)63
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings88
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)1212
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads88
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)66
Well-Situated To See The Region or City1010

An Explanation of the Ratings:

These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.

These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.

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Dee McConnell
Director - Switzerland, Holland, and London Untours
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Our staff has inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.