LEIDEN – THE BASICS
With a population of 118,000, Leiden is a lively university town, with much to explore, having been described as the Netherlands’ best kept secret. Take a walk through the city center and you will notice cozy alleyways bustling with shops, bars, restaurants and cafes full of life, young and old. The charming canals are always in eyesight and set the scene for a relaxing walk or romantic dinner. From the seventeenth century on, painters such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh made their mark, notably a world famous reputation for Leiden, which continues to blossom this very day. Spend time visiting world famous museums and botanical gardens or simply relax on a canal boat-tour and enjoy the beauties and floral aromatics that Leiden has to offer.
CRUISE THE CANAL
Two branches of the Old Rhine River unite in Leiden’s center, and the city is further intersected by many smaller canals. Cruising the canals is a great way to see the city sights.
This program is offered through Webster University. Webster University – Leiden houses classrooms, offices, a library and a student lounge. An intimate campus (450 students), small class sizes and the personal environment mean that it’s easy for students to get to know most of their fellow students, as well as faculty and staff.
To learn more about our study abroad program in Leiden, the Netherlands, visit our website.