Leiden is a true student city. There have been close ties between the city and the university since the university in 1575; this close relationship can be seen throughout the whole city.
And there are many parks in Leiden where you can relax with your friends.
Numerous activities are organised in Leiden for and by students, from the Leiden Museum Night to the annual Introduction Week for new students.
Leiden also has its own film festival, cabaret festival and, of course, the Relief of Leiden on 3 October.
Sport plays a strong role in Leiden. The many canals in the city centre and the surrounding lakes make Leiden the ideal city for all kinds of water sports.
Art, culture and history are everywhere in Leiden. It is a true museum city with major museums such as Naturalis, the National Museum of Antiquities and the Lakenhal.
Leiden has many friendly cafés and restaurants. You can also eat well and for a reasonable price at the student associations.
The many university buildings are located the historic city centre, within walking distance of one another.