"Leidschendam" Leidschendam by VincentJJ

Leidschendam Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 45 photos

Old center of Leidschendam.

LEIDSCHENDAM, South Holland.
Situated between Voorburg, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, The Hague, Zoetermeer.
Used to be Veur (north) and Wilsveen and Stompwijk (south).

In 1938 The name Leidschendam was offical after Veur and Stompwijk had fused.
Now (2002) Leidschendam and Voorburg are fused to "Leidschendam-Voorburg".

Leidschendam as well as Voorburg have it's own old typical center, but there will be some big changes in the center (Damlaan) of L'dam coming period.....

Through Leidschendam a channel; "The Vliet" runs, and over The Vliet are two bridges, de slocks. Asides the Vliet are the most attractive buildings. The most well-known are: The Salamander (windmill), The Pieter-Paulus church of Leidschendam, and all the boats that lie there.
Leidschendam has grown into a big village and there’s still much work to do.


"Epistel" of schoolstudent:
The history of Leidschendam.
when on January the first 1938 Veur and stompwijk were fused together Leidschendam was made. Through there the Vliet (a channal) runs. In 47 after Christ the roman landlord Cnaeus Domitius Corbulo orderd to dig a channel witch we now know as the channel of Corbulo. So that means that people must have lived a long time in Leidschendam. In the 14th century the council of Holland ordered to let them build the dyke “Hoven Zijdwinde”. A part of it lies in Leidschendam. In 1985 there lived about 32.000 people in Leidschendam, and about 2.000 in Stompwijk.

Old Leidschendam-center

"Sluiswachtershuisje"

Here you used to pay your "Tol" when passing this spot.

Old Leidschendam-Center

On a nice sunny day in the weekend I'm often here to watch the boarding of the many little boats, and have a
'Patat-pinda and friet-bal' and a nice big icecream (IJsje) afterwards!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very nice place to live. Not far from The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and the beach(!)
  • Cons:Can't find any.
  • In a nutshell:Peacefull little city.
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2005
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  • Oct 22, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Hi Erg leuk de fotos on the website. Ik heb een aantal jaren in Leiudschendam gewoond het is leuk dat zo mooi terug te zien na een search datr niets met het dorp te doen had bedankt. erik

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    Sep 19, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    Peaceful , little town and those windmills are so nice in your pictures !You have splendid photos in your pages specially those from winter and the flying Kitty ! My cat's name was Kitty too...

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    Jul 6, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Excellent page. Looks like a very pleasant small city in the Netherlands. Cheers, Bill

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    Jun 5, 2007 at 4:17 AM

    See how fast I understand "Gefeliciteerd"?! *v*(Correct me if I am wrong) because of TESS. A happy family because of her birth......(someone else should also miss Doll :-()

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    Apr 11, 2007 at 7:47 AM

    GEFELICITEERD!!! WAT EEN RIJKDOM ZO'N KLEINDOCHTER!! JA, ER ZITTEN VELE JAREN WERK IN MIJN PAGES, maar...met plezier gereisd en pages gemaakt. groetjes, elisabeth.

  • Apr 6, 2007 at 1:53 AM

    Hi Vincent - Tess is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to you all and a very Happy Easter weekend! Maria :)

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    Mar 8, 2007 at 3:59 AM

    Another new grandparent...congratulations. Lovely home page too. Carole.

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    Oct 28, 2006 at 3:49 AM

    Happy Birthday Vincent, I'll drink a fine wine on your behalf , smiles from kiwiland, Pam xox

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 3:52 PM

    Terima kasih, Vincent :-))) I see you got virtually kissed .... great Baltfestpics !

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    Jun 23, 2006 at 6:26 AM

    Hey Vincent! Those Dutchies are awesome! Hup Holland Hup! Have a great weekend.

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