Historical Leiden, Leiden

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    Kort Galgewater

    by ATLC Written Jul 27, 2003

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    LEIDEN KORT GALGEWATER

    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.

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    de Waag

    by penumbra Written Jan 29, 2007

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    de Waag

    Now the scene of cultural events, de Waag (The Cheese Weigh House) was built in the mid 17th century.

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    Morspoort

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Leiden: Morspoort

    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.

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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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    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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    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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    City Hall

    by Imaniac Written Feb 13, 2004
    City Hall Leiden

    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.

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    Stadhuis

    by barryg23 Updated Jun 16, 2003
    Stadhuis

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

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    Breestraat

    by barryg23 Written Jun 7, 2003
    Breestraat

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

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