This is my favorite lunch spot whenever I am in the city of Leiden.
I would bring my kids to the nearby Jumbo supermarket and buy all kinds of lunch spread. From there, it is about 300m walk to get to this park for a picnic.
Located around the bend from Rijnsburgerbrug bridge, Kiekpad is along the water on the way to windmill Molen de Valk. Plenty of sunny and shaded area to enjoy a quick break. If the weather permits, of course. Just look at the ever changing view passing by. A relaxing family lunch without breaking the bank on a day out.
How to get there? It is less than 5 minutes walk from Leiden train station to Kiekpad.