Discover a special piece of sports history on Informational panel Voetbal Noortheylaan

In 2018, scientific research provided evidence that Leidschendam is the birthplace of Dutch football. Because until 1882, Leidschendam was home to Jongenskostschool Noorthey, where the first football match on Dutch soil was played around 1864. Thanks to the efforts of the municipality and descendants of pupils from the school, an information panel has now been installed, which tells the school’s story and how football came to the Netherlands.

Jongenskostschool Noorthey was the first Dutch boarding school which appointed teachers from Great Britain for English language lessons. They not only brought football, but also hockey and cricket. The info panel with the extended version of this story is near Noorthey campsite on the busy walking and cycle route between Veursestraatweg and the railway track between The Hague and Leiden.

Where can you find us?

Informational panel Voetbal Noortheylaan

Noortheylaan
Leidschendam

Startling activities

Boerderij Berg

Situated in the middle of the green meadows around Stompwijk lays Boerderij Berg. At this dairy farm, Arjan and Yvonne have 65 cows. And because they want everybody to be able to enjoy the peace of the countryside, you can stay the night in one of the five hay barns.

Zwembad De Fluit

Enjoy swimming with your family, your friends or just solo at Zwembad De Fluit. For years, the pool has been a real household name in the region!