Famed as the birth place of Rembrandt and located a 45 minute drive from Amsterdam, Leiden is a city with much to offer. Known for its prestigious university which was founded in 1575, making it the oldest university in the Netherlands. Leiden is an old city with much of its historic centre still intact; its many canals are reminiscent of Amsterdam though the city has its own particular charm. Hiring a car in Leiden allows for greater exploration of the city itself as well as being able to head elsewhere in the Netherlands with ease.