English: General Information

Who are we?


The Gilde Leiden foundation enables the active older generation to remain socially involved. Gilde Leiden organizes different thematic walking tours as well as a tour with a combined lunch arrangement. The members of Gilde Leiden who conduct these tours, are all passionate city guides.

We, the voluntary guides of the foundation, have a broad historical interest concentrated specifically on Leiden and we want to provide our guests with an interesting and enjoyable walking tour.

We recount the ‘tales of the city’ and its history enthusiastically and can do so in English, French or German.


City walking tours for groups:
A wide and varied choice of thematic tours is available.

On the following days in 2019 there will be no tours:
Christmas Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December
Tuesday 31 December

On the following days in 2020 there will be no tours:
Wednesday 1 January
Easter Sunday 12 April, Monday 13 April
Sunday 10 May (Leyden Marathon)
Thursday 4 June
Whitsun Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 June
Thursday 27, Friday 28 August
Saturday 3 October
Christmas Friday 25 and Saturday 26 December
Thursday 31 December


A walking tour costs  € 4 ,00 p.p.
If available, it is possible to book a guide for a small group upon request but
a minimum fare of  € 30,00  is required.
Children till 12 years of age , within a family setting, can join for free.

Groups with 8 persons or more pay the normal  € 4,00 p.p.( after 17.00 hrs : € 6,00 p.p.)


In order to reserve a tour, please, either fill in the form below or
call our mobile number: on work days

between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

N.B. Your request will only be valid if it has been confirmed by our coordinator.

Forward a request


Click on this map to enlarge
For a guided city tour in a foreign language the coordinator will discuss a meeting point with the organizing guest.
See map (and below) for parking places and a lay-out of the town:
If you come by train it is only 3 minutes’ walking distance to the Tourist Information Centre where you can get a map.

Convenient parking places in Leiden are situated at the Haagweg and Molen De Valk (see map)