Hotspot Leiden: Brasserie Buitenhuis

Brasserie Buitenhuis Leiden

I have a new favourite hang-out: Brasserie Buitenhuis. This lakeside restaurant opened the beginning of July and is bound to become very popular, mark my words. Officially, the brasserie is located just across the border of the municipal Leiden, in adjacent village Valkenburg, but that’s just a minor detail. Due to its location at the Valkenburger […]

Hot spot Leiden: The Wonderful Nature Store

Wonderful Nature store Leiden

Last week I already blogged about one of the three new shops in the Breestraat in Leiden (read here). Today I would like to highlight the second one: the Wonderful Nature Store. It’s a shop packed with natural home decor accessories. Besides the taxidermy – lions, birds, turtles and crocodiles, you can buy shells & […]

Hotspot Leiden: WOW duurzaam design conceptstore

WOW duurzaam design Leiden

The Breestraat in Leiden is getting more fun by the week. On April 1st three new stores opened, one of them being WOW duurzaam design. It is a conceptstore selling only sustainable Dutch design. The products at WOW duurzaam design are created by young designers and small labels mainly from the Netherlands and Belgium and with an eye for fairness […]

Hot spot Leiden: Van de Leur

van de leur leiden

One of the hot spots in Leiden where I frequently hang out, is Grand Cafe/Restaurant Van de Leur at Breestraat 117. It is a great spot to work, refuel after running some errands, or meet up with friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fairly new to Van de Leur is the Meat Cave in the […]

Pop-up Store Yellow Birds in Leiden

What to do when you have to wait for your train or bus at train station Leiden? Shop at pop-up store Yellow Birds! The funny thing about the shop is that it has been in the train station hall for over a year now, so if we can still speak of a pop-up store is […]

Hot spot Leiden: Dépôt

An ever evolving conceptual outlet is the motto of pop-up fashion store Dépôt in the Breestraat 114c in Leiden. The Scandinavian labels outlet doesn’t look anything like an outlet. It is a stylish and sleek looking store where the interior is just as sleek as the designs. They present previous collections of various renowned brands in a […]

Hot spot Leiden: Jeanpagne

The most recent addition to culinary Leiden is the small and cozy bistro Jeanpagne on Nieuwe Rijn 27 . A gorgeous light and breezy space where you can flock to all day for either coffee, lunch, appetizers, or dinner. The owner has travelled to many places but always had a special connection with France. Opening a French bistro […]

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