van der werf park

Near the end of our holiday to Holland, we decided to cycle to Leiden. I planned our route using the map we had purchased at the campsite. The route was all cycle paths up until Leiden itself. I thought this was great for kids and also for adults.

Exploring Leiden
Leiden Canal
Exploring Leiden
My mum and Big K

Leiden With Kids

Once we arrived in Leiden, we quickly realized cycling on the road with the traffic was too dangerous for Big K. My parents walked with their bikes on the pavement with Big K, while I cycled on to find somewhere to stop.

We left our bikes at Beestenmarkt locked up and started exploring Leiden on foot. There is a few cafes about and a McDonalds if you are looking for somewhere quick. We stopped for cake and a drink at Grand Cafe Vlot (well worth it if you fancy some yummy cake!) After filling our bellies we headed off again walking the streets and enjoying exploring this beautiful city.

At Grand Cafe Vlot Leiden
Awww brotherly love
At Grand Cafe Vlot Leiden
Cake time

We eventually made our way to Van der Werfpark and found a bench to sit on while we ate lunch. Big K and my mum had started chasing crows, which Little K decided he would join in too. His little legs couldn’t keep up and he smashed his face until the ground and flipped over. Que the screaming as he realized what he had done. I eventually managed to calm him down but he was left with a big scrape on his forehead!

University van der werf park
Look at all the bikes
van der werf park
Van der Werf Park

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After his little mishap he wasn’t best please so we decided to cut our trip a little short and headed back towards our bikes. Once we got back we headed back to the campsite via Poelgeest for a different route back.

I think its safe to say this was our favourite cycle route back to the campsite. It was full of lovely scenery (farm lands, canals etc) and easy cycling (especially with the kids)

Exploring Leiden
Little K mucking about
Exploring Leiden
Canals at Leiden
Exploring Leiden
Canals at Leiden
Exploring Leiden
Little K posing

We definitely want to go back to Leiden again to explore some more as we only spend a couple of hours exploring. We also want to do another cycle route with takes you around the nearby lakes. However, the boys have to be older and stronger as it is a longer route.

Have you ever been to Leiden? Let me know in the comments below!

van der werf park
Exploring Leiden
van der werf park
Canals at Leiden

Exploring Leiden in Holland with Kids

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I have always had an interest in travel and now I have My two boys I want them to see more than just the UK. I hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children.

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