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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."""
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Reading a map

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do...
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Drink

For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough,...
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Seagulls

Leiden is that far from the North sea and it's now surprising that seagulls are in town when the street markets are there. It looks like most birds are older one, just waiting for food spills, but...
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May 20, 2013

Fietspad/cycling lanes - Move away!

The Netherlands are a country of cyclists, there are more bicycles then people and it is not uncommon for people to own more that one.Therefore, cities are organized in such a way that cyclists rule...
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rsilva
Aug 10, 2005

Foreign license plates - Vandalism alert

Vandalism is a problem in Leiden, with groups of usually younger men and women walking around (often inebriated or under the influence of other substances) and destroying everything they see. Bikes...
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rsilva
Dec 13, 2004

Parking

Make sure you park where you are allowed.If you come to the center of Leiden (or any other Dutch city center for that matter), parking can be an issue. Make sure you park where you are allowed to....
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rsilva
Dec 13, 2004
 
 
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Speed traps

This is a problem not only in Leiden but the whole of the Netherlands. There are speed traps all over the place, so be careful and respect the speed limit, these traps are usually set to allow only...
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rsilva
Dec 13, 2004

THE SEX MUSEUM AMSTERDAM (WARNING !!!!!!)

the sex museum in amsterdam is more like a giant shock horror expo of the extreme and vulgar over the ages and caters for the seedy side in a in your face warts and all freak show of exibits and...
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richard4
Apr 25, 2004

Ok and then...

According to the guide i had bought the route was also idicated by characteristic poles... Yeah right. The only thing i found was the indicator embedded in the street.. But that wasn't always the case...
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Mique
Mar 09, 2004

A sorry end

Leiden is a student city and that means bikes everywhere and usually of questionably quality.. (and origin). But since so many bikes dissappear no one will use a new and expensive bike to get around....
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Mique
Mar 09, 2004

Be quiet

When you visit the "Hofjes" (inner courts) at Leiden, please respect the privacy of the people that live here.
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pieter_jan_v
Jun 03, 2013

No tobacco spitting!

In the Hooglandse church I found this sign: 'namens de kerkvoogden, TABAKSSPUWEN in de kerk verboden'.Or: on behalf of the church elders, TOBACCO SPITTING prohibited in church'.
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ATLC
Jul 25, 2003

What I do for a photo!

While standing underneath the windmill to get this picture, I kept thinking that part of the blade was about to fall off and strike me....eerie!
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barryg23
Jun 07, 2003

IF YOU ARE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE...

IF YOU ARE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE UP ONTO THE FERRY........GO VERY SLOWLY AND BEWARE OF THE SLIPPERY RAMP. CAN BE OILY FROM THE THE TRUCKS AND CARS...AND IF ITS RAINING IT IS A NIGHTMARE !!!!
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Rob47
Aug 25, 2002

Top Hotels in Leiden

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Haagse Schouwweg 14, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, 2332 KG, The Netherlands
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Schipholweg 3, Leiden, 2316 XB, The Netherlands
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Haagse Schouwweg 10, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, 2332 KG, The Netherlands
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Rapenburg 2, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
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Schipholweg 3, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, 2316 XB, The Netherlands
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Persant Snoepweg 2, Leiderdorp, Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, 2353 KA, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Leiden

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Historical Leiden

Leiden's Gravensteen is a very old building, built entirely from stone and dating from the 1300s . It was originally used partly as a dwelling place for the Counts of Leiden and partly as their...
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Churches

The Hartebrugkerk church dates from 1836, a time when the Dutch laws guaranteed Religious freedom for all and this new Roman Catholic church could be constructed. The Church's official name is "Onze...
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Windmill

Windmill De Put was build by Jan Janzoon Put in1618 at the Galgewater. Across the water stood a similar windmill owned by Rembrandt's parents. The Put has been painted by Rembrandt and can be seen in...
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Museums

At Corpus you will go through the human body. Inside of the human body to be exact. With a group of about 15 people you will start your journey. You will get a headphone and device. This device will...
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Markets

This bridge, across the New Rhine, adjacent to the Stadhuis, was built in 1642 and was the site of the corn market (hence the name). It was substantially redeveloped in 1825 by the city architect...
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Natural Leiden

One of the joys of wandering without a plan is that you never know what is going to be round the next corner. That's how I discovered this wonderfully photogenic family of Coots nesting in the middle...
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"Home"
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ATLC

"Rembrandt, Boerhaave, Pelgrim Fathers, University"
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tompt

"Leiden, where Rembrandt was born in 1606"
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garridogal

"I Love Leiden"
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"Leiden a city with a history"
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