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  • 1. Scenic Leiden

    The Old Police Headquarter dates from 1927 and was designed by Jan Neisingh in the style of the Amsterdam school. The building is a National monument. Since the closure of the headquater in 2005 the...

  • 2. Leiden University

    The Webster University at Leiden is an Academy for: -Business & Management (MBA) -Behavioral & Social Sciences (MA) -Global Politics -Media Communications & Fine Arts -Professional Development...

  • 4. Laurens Janszn Koster statue

    Laurens Janszn Koster (1370 - 1440) was the DUtch inventor of the art of book printing.A statue of this famous Dutchman can be found in the front wall of the...

  • 5. ATM's in Leiden

    ATM's at Leiden are located in or close to the main shopping streets.There are a dozen of ATM's in the old city center that accept creditcards.

  • 6. The Pilgrim Fathers

    The Pilgrim Fathers and their voyage on the ship Mayflower not only is part of the American history. Things started in the early 17th century when many Brits...

  • 7. Famous Leiden people

    In Leiden several famous Dutch lived, like:-poet JC Bloem-painter Jan Steen-Painter Rembrandt van RijnMore recent Leiden people are:-Armin van Buuren DJ-Fred...

  • 8. At the Botermarkt - Gable stone

    A corner house with a long history is located at the Botermarkt and the Gangetje. It was known as the Roodentoren (Red tower) before 1389, the year that Leiden...

  • 9. Het Volkshuis

    The Society Het Leidsche Volkshuis founded in 1899 the Volkshuis. The prime use of the building was to increase the education, civilisation and wellbeing of the...

  • 10. Rembrandt Statue

    Leiden is the city where the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606. At bit off the beaten path is the location of a statue to his...

  • 11. Remembrance of the East Indish War

    Afscheid Zonder Thuiskomst or Goodbye Without Homecoming is a monument for the soldiers from Leiden that were sent to the East Indish (Indonesia) after World...

  • 12. David Kiek Memorial artwork

    When you leave the Centraal Station and walk to the old city across the first bridge over the Rijnsburgersingel, there's a kind of big camera at the Kiekpad...


    Leiden has enogh attractions to easily fill a full day.Make the Visitor Centre your first stop and get the latest on Leiden events and more.The Visitor Centre...

  • 14. Leids Ontzet

    The most important day in the history of Leiden happened in 1574. It is still celebrated every year on the 3rd of October. A local holiday.At that time the 80...

  • 15. Keukenhof combination Bus & Admission ticket.

    If you catch the Train from Amsterdam like I did, as you depart the main part of Leiden Station there is an Information desk located in the centre. To the right...

  • 16. Lugdunum Batavorum

    Leiden shares its name with Lyon in France and London in UK.It is derived from Lugdunum. Leiden has the added Lugdunum Batavorum.For a little more historical...

  • 17. Leiden and Rembrandt

    Did you know that Rembrandt was born in Leiden? Maybe you did. Did you know he turned 400 this year (2006)? Of course you did! On my last morning in Leiden, I...

  • 18. Safety First

    When steering through the tight canals and low bridges of Leiden, safety should always come first, and our wine sampling tour was no exception. Note that no...

  • 19. Keys and Leiden

    Everywhere in the city you will encounter keys. A nickname for Leiden is Sleutelstad (keycity).Since 1293 the cityseal had St Peter on it. St Peter often has a...

  • 20. Internet/Gaming/Photo Backups

    Although I have never used it myself (I live very close to it), this is a centrally-located Internet Cafe, that provides not only Internet access, but also...

  • 21. Alternative movies

    Although there are quite a few cinemas for a relatively small town, one stands out as it offers good quality, alternative films - "Kijkhuis"In The Netherlands...

  • 22. Hofjes

    Maybe this should be listed in off the beaten path...because we may not have discovered ,or learned the true nature of a Hofje without Mique pointing them out...

  • 23. Graffiti Art

    It seems that Rembrandt wasn't the only talented artist in Leiden. The street artists really are talented as well. This picture for instance was taken next to...

  • 24. Rembrandt

    Famoud Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born and raised right here in Leiden. Near the trainstation at Galgewater you can see several points of interest....

  • 25. Leidens Museums

    Leiden, apart from being a very nice city, is home to some of the most wonderfull museums in the Netherlands.The picture is shot in the not to be missed...

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