Hotspot Leiden: Naturals

In one of the most picturesque shopping streets of Leiden – Pieterskerk Choorsteeg – a new lifestyle shop has taken residence on number 6. The lifestyle shop Naturals, is as the name suggests, boasting with products that embrace the natural lifestyle. Bohemian style lovers will jump for joy when entering this cute little shop. The […]

Hotspot Leiden: Skyler Store

Browsing home decor shops in the city center of Leiden is one of my weekend pleasures. One shop that is a real design destination is the Skyler Store on the Botermarkt 22. The store is packed with interior design inspiration with mostly Hollywood Regency and Boho Glam style furniture and accessories. I love the wallpapers […]

6 Reasons to visit Leiden in December

Leiden is beautiful year round, but in December it is extra special. The city turns into a twinkling and magical place with lots of Christmas and winter festivities across the old city center. The ‘Winter Wonder Weeks’ and the many pop-up restaurants will make you experience Leiden in a totally different way. What to do […]

10x Gift shopping in Leiden

Where to find that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Leiden has all the right addresses to find something unique outside the usual chain stores like Dille & Kamille, Zara Home, Sissy Boy Homeland and Hudson’s Bay. Because honestly, the smaller shops and conceptstores have so much more unique, one-off designs, usually with […]

Hotspot Leiden: Lavendi Coffee

Lavendi Leiden interior

When the days get shorter and colder I like to flee inside cosy coffee places and indulge in homemade cakes and hot coco. A place that checks all those boxes is Lavendi Coffee in Leiden. The small corner coffee shop/eatery is so adorable with pink velvet chairs, a hexagon tiled wall behind a concrete counter […]

Hotspot Leiden: Tabú Restaurant & Cocktailbar

Tabu Leiden

Leiden has yet again gained a foodie hotspot. Yesterday, Latin American inspired restaurant and cocktail bar Tabú opened its doors in the building that was formerly housing ‘De Grote Beer’. The student bar made way for a colourful trendy and sleek interior with Latin American influences. The interior Tabú injects some sexiness into Leiden with […]

Hotspot Leiden: Paco Ciao pop-up restaurant

Paco Ciao in Leiden

There’s a new pop-up restaurant in my town and I couldn’t be more exited! After a finger-licking dinner on their opening night and a yummie breakfast this morning I’m completely sold. But what really drew me in is the highly instagrammable interior design. Paco Ciao has all ingredients to become a popular hotspot in Leiden. […]