Just when you thought you’d seen all the shops, you’re surprised by an unfamiliar display or a new name on a window – so be sure to check out the shops on a regular basis. Combine a day’s shopping with a visit to the market, a museum or an outdoor café!

From shopping in the city centre to the seaside

There are so many ways to shop in the Region of Surprises! Wander through the historic centre of Leiden, where you’ll find both boutiques and larger fashion chains. Or combine a day’s shopping by the sea with a beach walk in Katwijk.

Discover the pleasant shopping streets in the heart of Oegstgeest, Voorschoten and Wassenaar: a day’s shopping in the Region is always a success!

Winkelen in de Haarlemmerstraat in Leiden. Trakteer Jezelf Op Leiden.

Where will you go shopping?


Taste the Region at one of the many markets. Wonderful fresh produce, local specialities and great accessories and products. There’s such a wide range! These locations have a weekly market:

  • Tuesday - Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg, Wassenaar
  • Wednesday - Leiden city centre
  • Friday - Voorschoten, Katwijk aan Zee
  • Saturday - Leiden city centre
Weekmarkt Leiden Botermarkt. Toeristenmarkt Katwijk

Turn your shopping trip into a day out