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Where do locals hang out? Local recommendations things todo

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Where do locals hang out? Local recommendations things todo

Hi Everyone,

My name is Michelle, and I am visiting Holland June 20th. I am planning to visit Leiden as part of my trip and I am having trouble finding information on local places and things to do that are not the traditional tourist trap activities.

I am 26 years old and Im planning to visit with my son and 23 year old. We are essentially looking for trendy spots where young locals go and fun things to do around the city. Cool places to eat like locals as well.

Any suggestions on safe local activities and places to visit in Leiden?

Thanks,

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1. Re: Where do locals hang out? Local recommendations things todo

So how many days do you actually have in the Netherlands? You say you are visiting on the 20th but you already posted about 4 cities. I hope you are not trying to cram them all into one day?

For Leiden, Delft etc, you can also use that IENS.NL website for restaurant reviews.

And Leiden, Delft and Utrecht are perfect for just strolling around without much of a plan, and bumping into cool cafes and shops and galleries as you go. So just follow your nose (and the locals).

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2. Re: Where do locals hang out? Local recommendations things todo

Leiden is full of students, so you will have no problem finding places with young people. If the weather is good, i would recommend a sidewalk café like 'Annies verjaardag', 'einstein' or 'van der werff'. You will find all the locals there. With bad weather, you can visit the famous natural museum called Naturalis, the ancient museum (museum van Oudheden), or the museum of ethnology (volkenkunde).

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Thank you both!

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