About This Listing
Spacious room in our apartment in Leiden. There's a one person bed, the second person can sleep on an air matrass. 5 minutes from the train station (by bus), fifteen minutes from the center. There's a supermarket and other stores 5 minutes by bike.
We speak Dutch, English and Mandarin Chinese.
You can use the bathroom and kitchen (shared with us). Please do not use the living room, we also like our privacy :) But you can always come downstairs if you have questions or if you want to cook of course!
Interaction with Guests
We like to know people from all over the world, so if you have any questions or things you want to talk about, feel free!
We live in a nice and usually quiet suburban neighbourhood :)
Please note: We live on the first floor, so our apartment number is not visible from downstairs. You have to get up the covered stairs to get to our apartment.
You can rent bikes at the train station to go to the center or even to the beach! Public transport: buses to the center and train station (it takes 5 minutes), from the train station you can take a train to all the big cities like Amsterdam (30 minutes), The Hague (15 minutes) and Rotterdam (40 minutes). In spring, there's a special bus going directly to the 'Keukenhof' in Lisse (where all those pretty flowers are :) )
Please check out before 11.00 am
Lydia and Lenna are so friendly and too much kinde! The room is very bright but a little bit dusty. The bathroom are uncomfortable. The district is beautiful!
Very nice stay at Lydia's place. Description is accurate. You can use kitchen also without any problem.
The flat is in the residential area, not far from city center of Leiden.
I enjoyed staying in the spacious and clean attic room and sharing the company of friendly Lydia and Lenna and their beautiful cat Luna. The room is located a 20 Minute footwalk from the station in a nice residential area. Mind that the flat is located in the second level of the house with a covered stair leading up to it which is why you don't see the housenumber at first. This was a little confusing. Lydia was very helpful in organizing a bike for me which I appreciated a lot.
Friendly and sweet hosts - Lydia and Lenna. Good location and beautiful neighbourhood too. :D
It is a nice room to live in and the Host is very nice person. I am happy to live in here
I had a nice stay in Lydia's apartment. nice and friendly couple! You get to have the upper attic room to yourself, which is nice, quiet and roomy. Hot water and internet functioned with no problems. The apartment is about 20 mins walk from the Central Station and 25 minutes walk from the city centre, and it would be an easy bike ride. A bus stop is only 4-5 minutes away which is handy as its only 2 stops from the Central Station. If you're here for study (like I was) the only thing to keep in mind is that there's no proper desk and chair in the room to work on. There is a little table and two benches, but they're at the same level as each other which makes it hard to work on a computer - but they have lots of comfortable large cushions and it was a nice change in the end to type sitting on ground cushions!
Nice and clean room. Very good value for money.
About the Host, Lydia
I live together with my wife Lenna and our cat Luna in our apartment in Leiden.
Lenna works as a child daycare worker (she loves kids!), and I work as a freelance interpreter/translator Dutch-Chinese.
We love to travel and get to know other people. We've been in China, Kroatie, the UK, Sweden (among others). We're friendly and relaxed, and are very interested in other cultures.
Besides my job as a translator, I sometimes work as a city guide as well, so I can tell you a lot about Leiden and its history!