Historical Leiden, Leiden

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    City Hall

    by Imaniac Written Feb 13, 2004

    The city hall in Leiden dates back to the middleages. But the marvellous facade wasn't added to thebuilding until 1597. The picture shows you the new city hall, which was built in 1940.

    City Hall Leiden

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    Zijlpoort fortification

    by ATLC Written Jul 27, 2003

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    Leiden was surrounded by a fortified wall of which the Zijlpoort was an entry. Not that you'd feel very welcome with canons pointed at you to this day!

    LEIDEN FORTIFICATION
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    Kort Galgewater

    by ATLC Written Jul 27, 2003

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    This looks like an open almshouse, restored for modern living with a nice garden too.
    I forgot to make a photo of the plaque so I have little information.

    LEIDEN KORT GALGEWATER
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    Stadhuis

    by barryg23 Updated Jun 16, 2003

    The impressive Stadhuis dominates Breestraat. I think it was damaged by fire and rebuilt at the start of the last century

    Stadhuis

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    Breestraat

    by barryg23 Written Jun 7, 2003

    This photo was taken from the Stadhuis steps, from where, in 1574, it was announced the Spanish siege was over.

    Breestraat

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    Morspoort

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Morspoort is one of two survivors out of a total of eight gates that once gave access to the town of Leiden. It's a nice example of Renaissance architecture.

    Leiden: Morspoort
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    Take a close look at all the...

    by carolineraat Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Take a close look at all the details
    You can see a replica of the castle in several places. For instance, on this entrance gate.

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    Roman origins

    by carolineraat Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Yes, the romans were here. Don't expect any aquaducts or so. But you can visit the archeological museum

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    The Pilgrim Museum. The...

    by carolineraat Written Sep 5, 2002

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    The Pilgrim Museum. The Pilgrim Fathers lived in Leiden before going to America and found the United States.

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