The city is full of students, and cafes and bars are clearly by far the most frequented 'faculty'.
There is a healthy and lively cafe and night life. You cannot help wondering if the students actually get time to study from time to time between the Leiden nightlife festivities and drink parties all over town.
If you are out for a drink, you will not be disappointed.
Einstein Great for lounging on summertime evenings. Popular on Wednesday evenings.
De Burcht Grand cafe, a mix of 30s grandeur and 50s and 60s furniture. Hosts a quiz night every Tuesday for 2 euros per person maximum 6 to a team, with usually with wine as the prize. Haar gangetje Small but cosy cafe.
De Kroeg Fun staff, fun atmosphere, fun times. Roebels Tiny but usually packed student bar. Famous for it's 'Zwevertjes' shots Cafe Storm Tiny and not Leiden nightlife packed student bar.
Olo Rosso A bar for most of the week but in the weekends it turns into a club. In den Oude Maren Poort Larger, and usually packed student bar.
Lemmy's Belgian beer bar. Free peanuts and digital fireplace! Another Belgian beer bar on the Hooigracht. Ladies night on Thursdays means free cava for ladies.
A nice atmosphere and outside drinking space. Dranklokaal de WW Hidden in a small back alley opposing the Breestraat entrance Leiden nightlife the Stadhuis, this place is hugely popular in the weekends. The place has been cut into 2 equal sections since the smoking ban came into effect and the smoking Leiden nightlife is the biggest in Leiden Praethuis A local haunt with a dark interior coupled with dark brown furnishings and finishings and mainly 60's and 70s music. It has a great terrace around the remains of the 'onze lieve vrouwenkerk' of pilgrim fame.
Odessa Small bar with artistic crowd and great atmosphere. Very popular on Monday International Students' night - with 2 for 1 pitchers during happy hour and in the weekend.
Attracts a lot of students and other young people. Vi-kings BarNoordeinde A great bar for sports fans, with multiple TV screens, board games and a pool table. Upon request, Karaoke evenings, can be organized. Leiden's take Leiden nightlife the music club.