"Leiden a city with a history" Top 5 Page for this destination Leiden by Mique

Leiden Travel Guide: 625 reviews and 1,436 photos

Living so close to Leiden i needed to visit it again. Had done so many many years ago but i only had a very dim recollection of that time. With 2 nephews i was hear a year or so ago, but we just visited Naturalis. And the last time i was there we headed straight for the restaurant, leaving little room to actually see something of the city.

But it is a city well worth knowing. It has the oldest university in the Netherlands. The city centre hasn't changed in centuries. There are quite a few very good musuems and of course Rembrandt was born here.. Reason enough to do some exploring of my own

The symbol for Leiden are 2 keys that cross. And you'll find them everywhere. On buildings and bridges. Usually in red and white but like the tablet that i found on a house just the keys without the colour is very recognisable too.

Today (june 8 2004 I met Bruce (Xefian) and his wife Gerry in Leiden. We had a great time walking through the city looking at the buildings, talking and reading some of the poetry on the walls. They also brought me a great gift from West Virginia. A beautiful pendant made of recycled glass. A gift from the girls that i did help just a little bit with their project on the netherlands. Elfstedentocht mostly. Thanks!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Everything
  • Cons:Nothing that i can think off
  • In a nutshell:A very good way to spend a day (or more)
  • Last visit to Leiden: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 3, 2004
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Another city in the Netherlands that I need to visit one day ;-)

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    The building architecture is wonderful as well as all those ornate bridges. You did a splendid job of presenting this city and its sites of things to see/do.

  • 3667manu's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2006 at 8:26 PM

    Happy Birth day in arears. Been a long time. Leave in Asia now?

  • Jan 10, 2005 at 7:05 AM

    Another possibility! Very nice town, looks like! Great info!! ;~)

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 6:47 PM

    Great pages! I was in Leiden a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with the place!

  • IrishFem's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2004 at 3:18 AM

    Great Tips and pictures.


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