5 Best wine bars in Leiden

Wine bars are officially hip again.  In Leiden, the wine scene has been refreshed with new, modern wine bars. I’ve put together a list of the best wine bars in Leiden

Hotspot Leiden: Naturals

In one of the most picturesque shopping streets of Leiden Lifestyle shop Naturals has taken residence. Here’s what to expect

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 […]