The Gilde Leiden Foundation enables the active older generation to remain socially involved. Gilde Leiden organizes different thematic walking tours. 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 or German.
Contact address for the Gilde Leiden Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org (This mail address is not meant for booking a tour.)
City walking tours for groups :
All the thematic walks mentioned on our website are only available after consulting the coordinator. The group size is limited to 15 participants. In case of more participants more guides will be available.
On the following days there will be no guided tours:
Sunday 9 April and Monday 10 April (Easter)
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May (Leyden marathon)
Thursday 18 May (Ascension Day)
Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May (Whitsun)
Thursday 1 June and 31 August
Tuesday 3 October (Relief of Leyden)
Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December (Christmas)
Sunday 31 December.
A walking tour costs € 6 ,00 p.p; a tour is limited to 15 persons per group. In case of more participants more guides will be available. The costs are €6 pp. with a minimum tarif of €30. Walks after 5.00 pm will cost €9 pp. with a minimum of €45.
The amount owed must be transferred and credited to the account of Gilde Leiden: NL86 INGB 0007 3020 87 (BIC: INGBNL2A) at least the day before the tour starts.
Children till 12 years of age , within a family setting, can join for free.
In order to book a tour, please, either fill in the form below or call our mobile number for further information: 00316.122.09.120 on work days between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
N.B. Your request should be made at least 5 days before and will only be valid if it has been confirmed by our coordinator.
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, Molen De Valk and Garenmarkt (see map).