Leidsekade to Da Costakade and back Walk

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Leidsekade to da Costakade and back Walk

1.5 miles / 2.4 kilometres

Take the Leidsekade (quayside) just around the corner from the hubbub of the Leidseplein, start by the American Hotel. Wander along the Leidse, van Lennep, and Da Costa quaysides; nose around in cute residential areas. You're never more than about 15 mins from the Leidseplein and yet you'll feel pleasantly ‘away from it all’. Although not called canals, these quayside ‘kade’ walks are every bit as nice, just not quite as old as the 400-year old canal ring.

Leidsekade to da Costakade and back Walk (follow link to see in Google maps)

On the way back, you'll amble through the lovely leafy ‘Helmer’ neighbourhood with its inviting pavement cafés, unusual little shops and lush play-areas. Finally you'll turn in to the Leidse Bosje (little wooded area) to return to the Leidseplein and here you'll marvel at the monumental plane trees among other fine specimens, and all of that in such a very small area.

good time for this walk spring summer autumn winter
area of walk north  
west centre east

Places to stop and sup: