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Rembrandtbrug ,
named for the artist who was born in Leiden and lived near the bridge and mill (1606-1631) with his family of millers.

Molen de Put
replica of 1619 standerdkorenmolen (corn post mill) that fire destroyed in 1640. A tower mill stood on the site 1728-1817. Construction of the original Molen de Put replica in the photo began in 1987.

* Leiden / Leyden, population: 117,000 a university town since 1575

Hooglandse Kerk

- high land church a.k.a. St Pancras Church, viewed from inside de Burcht fortification

the church was first constructed 1377 on the site of a wooden church, and reconstructed after a nearby gunpowder ship explosion in 1807. It was rebuilt again after destruction during WWII.
architects: J.C. Rijk and Willem Cornelis Mulder (1850-1920)

De Burcht

- citadel, a squat, circular fortification constructed abt. 1200 that replaced an earlier wooden structure atop the (perhaps) Roman constructed 12 meter / 40 foot mound.

Centraal Station

constructed: 1996
architect: Harry Reijnders (1954-)

  • Last visit to Leiden: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 23, 2015
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