Solo Female Travel in Leiden

Leiden is a charming city in the Netherlands that is full of history and culture. It is known for its beautiful canals, cobblestone streets, and picturesque buildings. The city is home to the oldest university in the Netherlands, Leiden University, and is a great place to explore Dutch culture. There are plenty of museums, galleries, and other attractions to explore, as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Leiden is also a great base for exploring the rest of the Netherlands, with easy access to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague.

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Hello, My name is Emilia and I'm interested in shopping, art, books, culture, dancing and writing


Hi! I'm Roos, 21 years old. I study in the Netherlands, but took a "small" break to trip through 15 countries in Europe in 2 months time. I'm very excited for this solo travel adventure!


I've lived in 6 countries and have traveled quite a bit. I hope to see most countries in this world, and traveling with someone is always an adventure. I also have two cats, like to hike and see museums, and there's nothing better than swimming in the ocean during the summer months. My favourite destination is Sri Lanka, and the next country on my list is Japan!

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Hey hey! I'm Asmin! It's difficult to introduce myself in these few sentences, but what I can say is that I'm a daydreamer, friendly and sensible person and according to my friends I am always an amusing, caring, and alive and kicking person. I was an Erasmus student in Warsaw almost 6 years ago and in 2016 summer I worked in NJ, the USA by work and travel program, I finished my bachelor's and masters in psychology. Now I am doing second masters in clinical psychology. I'm here because traveling, meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and trying new things is my lifeblood so to say, and couchsurfing is a brilliant opportunity to achieve these. I was on couchsurfing before. Here is my profile/references: What I Can Share with Hosts I can cook Turkish foods, we can talk about psychology and I can share my memories and experiences that I gained through my travels and anything that I feel that I know well. I can teach you some Turkish folk dance :) Amazing Things I’ve Done I left all the things and I decided to live in Poland without knowing any Polish and anyone. Well, i tried my best! Scuba diving! You will be addicted to underwater after meeting the wonderful world. It is awesome! I tread the boards 1 musical and 1 play in front of more than 200 people. I climbed the highest point of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane aannd I didn't break my bones. It is an amazing thing for such a clumsy person like me. I hitchhiked around Europe. Oslo to Stockholm, Warsaw to Vienna, and so on. Totally 5215 km btw October '15- May'16. I attended EQC'16 (European Quidditch Cup) in Italy in April 2016. ( I broke my ribs during the games but I don't regret it. It was an amazing weekend!)

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Is Leiden safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Leiden is generally considered to be a safe city for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not carrying large amounts of cash.

Is Leiden good for solo travel?

Yes, Leiden is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to explore, and the city is easy to navigate on foot.

Is Leiden expensive for solo travellers?

Leiden is generally considered to be an affordable destination for solo travellers. The cost of accommodation, food, and transportation is generally lower than in other major cities in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are many free attractions and activities to enjoy in Leiden, such as the city's many parks and museums.

What to do in Leiden solo?

  1. Visit the Hortus Botanicus Leiden. This botanical garden is one of the oldest in the world and is home to over 4,000 species of plants.

  2. Explore the city’s many museums. Leiden is home to the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, the National Museum of Antiquities, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

  3. Take a stroll along the canals. Leiden is known for its picturesque canals, which are perfect for a leisurely walk.

  4. Visit the Leiden Observatory. This observatory is the oldest in the Netherlands and offers a great view of the night sky.

  5. Check out the Leiden University Library. This library is one of the oldest in the world and is home to over 5 million books.

  6. Enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the city’s many cafes. Leiden is known for its vibrant cafe culture, so take some time to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee.

  7. Take a boat tour of the city. Leiden is home to many canals, so why not take a boat tour and explore the city from a different perspective?

  8. Visit the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum. This museum is dedicated to the history of the Pilgrims who settled in the area in the 17th century.

  9. Explore the city’s many parks. Leiden is home to several parks, including the Hortus Botanicus, the Leidse Hout, and the Valkenburgse Bos.

  10. Shop at the Leiden Market. This market is held every Saturday and is a great place to find fresh produce, local crafts, and more.

Is Leiden safe to travel alone?

Yes, Leiden is generally considered to be a safe city to travel alone. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Leiden safe at night?

Yes, Leiden is generally safe at night. The city has a low crime rate and is generally considered to be a safe place to visit. However, as with any city, it is always advisable to take sensible precautions when out at night, such as avoiding dark and isolated areas and being aware of your surroundings.

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