"The citadel continued" Historical Leiden Tip by iandsmith
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The gateways at the base are somewhat ornate and adorned with coats of arms. Indeed, the original city inn and coach house was constructed at the foot of the mound and you can still eat in some stylish cafes at the base even today.
Something I found fascinating was the stories that have been told down the centuries. Stories such as herring from the sea being caught from the well (in which you see the Gothic dressed youth in pic 3), such as secret passages leading to beyond the city walls, such as things thrown into the well ending up on the beach at Katwijk. Romantic as they are, sadly none of them are true!
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