TULIP, LEIDEN, HOLLAND - LEIDEN
Stay in comfort in central Leiden. The Tulip apartment opens into a ground floor living area with a comfortable living room and dining space. The corner kitchenette sits next to the staircase that takes you up to the apartment's bathroom (with shower) and two double bedrooms. Both bedrooms can be made up as two twins or beds can be combined to make a queen.
The Tulip apartment is centrally located, putting all of Leiden at your fingertips. It has all of the modern amenities you'll need, while still allowing you access to the beauty of this historical town. Your street comes out to Haarlemmerstraat, the main shopping hub of Leiden, and on the other end is Hooigracht, with a bus stop and supermarket.
Leiden is strategically located between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, putting most of Holland at your fingertips. The bus stop is just 2 minutes from the vacation rental, and a 10 minute bus ride or 15-minute walk takes you to the Leiden train station. Leiden offers very convenient rail connections to the best of Holland.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms, each with 2 twin beds that can be combined to make a king
BATHROOMSshower stall without toilet on floor with bedrooms
toilet on main living floor
KITCHENKitchen with microwave, 4 burner stove, dishwasher
LAUNDRYWashing machine in apartment
LEVELGround floor entrance to apartment, 18 steps to the second-floor bedrooms and bathroom
ACCESSIBILITYGround floor entrance to apartment, 18 steps to the second-floor bedrooms and bathroom
TRANSPORTATION2 minutes to bus stop, 10-minute ride (or 15 min. walk) to train station
MINUSESWinding staircase, located on a busy side street with some street noise
SPECIAL FEATURESCable TV, Wi-Fi
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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 a guided tour of the Peace Palace in the Hague, an Amsterdam walk, or a Pannekoeken (Dutch pancake) lunch.
- Use of an Untours cell phone while on location.
- 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 Tulip, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
The apartment does not have a host per se, but our on-site staff person lives in Leiden and will be your local contact.
Leiden, Holland - Leiden, Home of Tulip
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 Tulip, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
"Apartment is nicely located. Stairs to bedrooms are a bit steep, though we are active so it was not an issue for us." Patricia Catlow
"Good location, comfortable" Genevieve Auman
Ratings for Tulip, Leiden, Holland - Leiden
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||4||4|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||5||3|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||6||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||4||2|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|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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