15 beautiful places and museums in historic Leiden
In Leiden, city of discoveries, there is plenty to see and experience. From sights such as the Castle and Koornbrug to a variety of museums. With this city guide you will discover 15 special places in the city centre. In addition to places to see, this guide also offers a number of restaurants with a very special location. Have a meal in the striking Waag, at the foot of a city gate or have a cup of coffee in the Pieterskerkcafé.
This museum brings antiquity and archaeology to life. Enjoy ancient civilizations from Egypt, Roman times, Middle Ages and much more.
With 42 million objects, Naturalis manages one of the largest natural history collections in the world. Until September 2 in the sign of poison!
The Wevershuis shows 'the other side of Leiden'. Not the Leading of the wealthy elite with their imposing properties, but the Leading of the workers
A museum about people. Marvel at objects that tell a human story and learn about the world's enormous cultural diversity.
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Curious what a mill looks like inside and how it works? Then discover seven floors full of stories and history at the Molenmuseum de Valk.
Hidden behind a historic Dutch façade you will find the most beautiful of old and new Japan. Collected by the doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold.
This is one of the oldest existing examples of a castle in the Netherlands. A fenced refuge for people from attackers.
For centuries, the wheat was traded on this bridge. The canopy kept everything dry and the corn was stored under the roof.
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Find peace and quiet in one of the most beautiful and oldest courtyards in Leiden. This is also the only Leiden court that still has its own chapel.
The fountain was built in 1693 and was placed by the city council to provide sellers on the fish market with clean water for hygiene purposes.
Leiden's benchmark for almost 900 years. From Catholic Church to meeting place. You will also find the Pieterskerkcafé, a hidden gem.
An imposing, late Gothic cross basilica that has been decorating the heart of Leiden for centuries. A monument with a turbulent history.
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Delicious finger food dishes, sustainable fish, drinks bites and main courses for every taste. The Gate is perfect for any time of the day.
Come and stay in the striking Waag, also known as the living room of Leiden, where you have lunch and dinner in a beautiful, historic atmosphere.
Located in the beautiful old Pieterswijk you will find the Prentenkabinet, a classic restaurant where you can taste culinary delights.
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