LILY LOWER, LEIDEN, HOLLAND - LEIDEN
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 and lots of natural light. 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.
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.
Occupancy: This property sleeps 1-4 people. | Disclaimer | Print Page
SLEEPING1 bedroom with full size bed, and 1 pull out sofa bed (suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children)
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower stall
KITCHENKitchen with 4 burner stove, microwave, and toaster
LAUNDRYWasher and dryer in apartment
LEVELGround floor apartment
TRANSPORTATION1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. 9 minutes by bus to Leiden's train station, or a 20-minute walk
MINUSESNone that we can think of
PLUSESOutside patio access
SPECIAL FEATURESCell 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 27, 2019 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
Ratings for Lily Lower, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||5|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||5||3|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||4|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||4||3|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||6||3|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|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)||12||12|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||8||8|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||6|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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