The information office sells a far few walks. Some specialised like the one on Rembrandt or the walking tour along Leiden's almhouses (price 2 or 2,5 euro). A more generic walk is the Leiden Loop. It'll take you along the main highlights and gives you a good impression of Leiden.
I have no idea how long the walk is. I did walk it but got distracted several times so in the end it took me almost all day.
The description of the walk you can buy at the Tourist information office which is located just outside the trainstation in the direction of the centre. It costs 4.95 euro (2004 prices).
If weather allows it, i generally take visitors on a city tour, tell them a bit about Leiden's history and depending on the level of interest, i visit 1 of Leiden's many museums.
Fondest memory: When i'm away from Leiden i miss its canals, it friendly atmosphere and my home offcourse.
Just make a relaxed walk around this city.
There are windmills, there's water, old buildings and colourful people. Plenty to keep you and your photocamera happy.
And oh yeah.....there are some pretty amazing musea too! When i took this picture i just came back from "het Leids rijksmuseum der oudheden". They had a special exhibition about Syria there. Amazing!
Every time I come in the city, I discover something new!
Fondest memory: Lately my eye caught this old public water pump. Isn't it cute, with a miniature of the castle on top? It is standing hidden in a corner of the Hooglandse church.
On many building walls in Leiden, you'll find poetry.
Here's a website about them:
Favorite thing: With all the canals, windmills and bridges, things you tend to associate with Dutch towns, Leiden is a great place to take those holiday pictures...
Walk down the old streets of the city.
Fondest memory: Here you can see one of the cobbled streets near the castle, with the former orphanage in the front and the Hooglandse church in the background.
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