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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
From EUR300.00
 
Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
From EUR300.00

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Hartebrug church

Halfway Haarlemmerstraat is the Hartebrug church. One of the typical 'waterstaat' churches about which I explain at length on my Amsterdam page (Moses and Aaron church). It was built with government money because the church communities were too poor to do this. The reformed churches had confiscated the beautiful really old churches and so the catholics had to resort to new buildings once they were allowed to practise publicly again.

The church front shows a Latin text saying: Hic Domus Dei est et Porta Coeli meaning This is the house of God and the gate to heaven. People usually call this church the Koeliekerk.

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Jul 27, 2003

Pieterskerk

The Gothic Pieterskerk is a good example of the mixture of Brabantine Gothicism and local common sense, as found in many cities along Holland's coast. To prevent the building from sinking in the moist soil the building is unusually wide and has a wooden ceiling instead of stone vaults. Construction of this church was started in 1390. A 130 metres tall tower collapsed in 1512 and was not rebuild. The church came in protestant hands in 1570, but is no longer used as a church. Inside are the graves of many famous people, including that of painter Jan Steen.

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Feb 14, 2003

De Hartebrugkerk

The Hartebrug church was built in 1865 and is still in use as a church. It is a bit of strange contrasting building compared to the other buildings in Leiden.

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Roeffie
Jan 02, 2008

Hooglandse Kerk

This church is mostly in use for confrences etc. for a nice view inside the church look at their website. For me it is just a nice built church in a beautiful old townsetting.

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Jan 02, 2008
 
 
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Lodewijks Kerk

The chapel of this church is dedicated to the patron saint of France, St. Louis (Lodewijk). The original chapel was founded in the 15th century, but this church was built in 1925.

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Jan 29, 2007

Marekerk

Built between 1639 and 1679, this eight sided church was built beside the Mare River. The architect was Arent van 's-Gravesande.

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Jan 29, 2007

Marekerk

The Marekerk is a protestant church from the 17th century. It was built in 1649 by the architect Arend van 's-Gravensande. The church is built as a 8-sided building.

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Feb 13, 2004

There are many old churches in...

There are many old churches in Leiden
These churches are mostly protestant and date from various periods. Often, they have famous antique organs.

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"Rembrandt, Boerhaave, Pelgrim Fathers, University"
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"Leiden, where Rembrandt was born in 1606"
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"I Love Leiden"
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"Leiden a city with a history"
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Keukenhof

Do not buy the Tulip Bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens. Although they will not tell you and you will find Nothing written about this - the tulip bulbs they sell at Keukenhof are considered to be ANNUALS. All...
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Madurodam - The Hague

excellent place spend a few hrs, reasonable prices, excellent gift shop and the model village is breath taking all the detail easy to see and walk around and quality cafe too so easy to park on site...
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Madurodam, Miniature City

In July 2015 I visited Madurodam in The Hague (Den Haag). Madurodam was founded in 1952 as a war monument. It was in memory of warhero and partisan George Maduro who died in concentration camp...
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Mauritshuis

I have to admit that I was a little surprised by the gallery, there was a huge queue, and I waited in line for some 50 minutes. I should note that the queue was badly managed, and it was for those who...
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Panorama Mesdag

The Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 metres high and about 40 metres in diameter. We were able to see it from an observation gallery in the centre of the room. The cylindrical...
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Koninklijke Stallen

The Royal Stables was established in 1815 by King William I. The present quarters at Hogewal in The Hague came into use in 1878. The Royal Stables houses the gala tack room. The equipment is used for...
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