Tour Leiden lake & windmills by bike

The 2.5-3h bike tour Leiden lake & windmills is great to re-energize, breathe in the fresh air and see some typical Dutch sights. Visiting the Netherlands with young kids and love to explore the countryside the Dutch way? Looking for a side event for a conference and don't have much time?

Starting at: €37.50 p.p.
Min. participants: 4
Duration: 3 hours


windmills, lakes, castle & café with a view.

In this bike tour Leiden lake & windmills you’ll be amazed about the tranquility and lovely sights just outside of Leiden city centre

Tranquility within 15 minutes 

“Where are we heading to?” – a participant asks me. I like to keep our destination a bit of a surprise. I don’t have to really, because within 15 minutes cycling you see faces light up. The Dutch countryside has that effect on people. It’s such a relaxed ride that even those who are not much into cycling get comfortable & enjoy the view

The windmill series

This Leiden cycling route could also be called: the windmill series. Different types of windmills, some hidden from sight, are waiting for you to be discovered.

And on request, our destination can be a windmill that has pumped up water and created more land for the Leiden locals to live on.


The Leiden lakes & castle 

Following the windmill series we hit the Leiden lakes. A lovely location to have a drink with a view. Another stop is at the Leiden castle, which is also a great place to have business dinner or drinks. The location is full of history, connected to Leiden city centre.

And before you know it, we’re back at our starting point at the backside of Leiden train station. Hope you enjoyed the bike tour Leiden lake & windmills. See you again on 1 of my other tours or events!


  • Regular bike rental with hand brakes and luggage binders
  • Me as your local Dutch, English- & Spanish speaking guide
  • Stop at café with a view


  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuity.
  • E-bike available for extra fee.

Make your tour Leiden lake & windmills unique & original and book:

  • guided tour windmill
  • guided tour cheese farm
  • guided tour apple orchard
  • cheese making workshop
  • boat & bike combi
  • horse & carriage ride
  • Wear comfortable clothing, multiple layers and pack gloves, hat & scarf as well as sunglasses & rainwear
  • To support local entrepreneurs and promote sustainable travel Verita’s Visit Holland does not provide water bottles. You can bring your own or enjoy a drink on one of our stops at local cafes.
  • You can pay online & will receive a confirmation email
  • For extra, optional activities contact me directly. Price & availability depends on my partners
  • After I’ve received your payment, you’ll receive more information on where we meet and how to get there.
  • On the day of the tour, be on time. Getting to our meeting point on holidays and celebrations such as Easter and  King’s Day will take more time!
  • Can I bring my kids?

I love family bike rides, so yes, do bring them. For the youngest we have child seats. For kids of 6 years & older there are kids bikes. Contact me directly so I can make all arrangements for your kids.



  • What else is there to see & do in the region?

There many gems and special locations in Leiden area. Cosy villages, farms, greenhouses, windmills. I’ll tell you all about it in the bike tour. Want to do a different cycling tour? Check the Delft blue countryside bike ride.

  • What happens in case of rain

Tours are only cancelled in case of storm, heavy rain or heavy wind. In any other type of weather the bike tour Leiden cheese & local food will happen. There are many locations to use as shelter for the rain & I’ll hand out rain ponchos.  I’ll give you an update a few days before. Also read this blogpost.

  • I want to make a booking for more than 10 people

That’s great! Contact me for a personalized offer and also let me know if you want to add any workshops, guided tours or other group activities. See the ‘optional’section for more ideas.


  • How do I get to our meeting point?

Our starting point is at the backside of Leiden train station. Easy to reach by train from Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft.  You receive more information on how to get there after the booking.


  • I need to cancel my bike tour

Sorry to hear! I’ll contact you to see if we can reschedule the tour. If there is no other option and you cancel 21 days prior to the bike tour I can still give back the full amount. Cancelation between 20 and 14 days means you’ll get 75 % back, 14-7 days means 50% and less than 7 days or no shows unfortunately means you get no refund. You can also use the credit for a future trip.


  • My bus/ taxi/ train has a delay

Contact me as soon as you know you’re coming late so we can discuss the options.


  • How safe is the cycling route?

Roads are flat and although we do share roads with cars, cycling in the surroundings of Leiden is comfortable. Especially when we get into the nature area. The route is bike-friendly. Besides, I keep an eye on you and the traffic and make sure you’re safe.