After some pretty awesome events in Leiden in 2018? You’ve come to the right place! Then better check out some of the best events in Leiden happening in 2018. DutchReview has compiled a list of 10 events to attend in Leiden… and something tells me that if you don’t live here, then you may as well do, with all of those trips backwards and forwards. As if there wasn’t enough to do in Leiden anyway. 😉
Without further ado, here are our top 10 events in Leiden this year that you just can’t miss!
1) Sail Leiden 2018 (27-29th July)
Interested in maritime history, or just appreciate a good fleet? Then this is the event for you. ‘Sail’ showcases the largest maritime heritage fleet in the world! Meaning that Leiden will be transformed into (essentially) an open-air maritime museum for a few days. It’s the perfect place for it too, considering that it is held in the historic port of Leiden.
So, what is there to do? Apart from seeing what you came for, there is also an interactive museum, special walking guides, boat taxis and more. As if that wasn’t enough, different ship workers will be showcasing their skills at a crafts market. There will also be choirs, fresh fish, markets and more! Check out the open-air cinema on Leiden’s canals too – we’ve mentioned that later on in the article too.
2) 200 years of the National Museum of Antiquities (now – 2nd Sept)