Apartment with 2 bedrooms, nice kitchen and a large bathroom.
Sabine van der Klugt
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Wonderful accommodation in a great location in the center of a historic university city.
Leiden is a beautiful university city with a rich history. The city is known as the birthplace of a number of painters from the Golden Age, such as Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Jan van Goyen and Frans van Mieris. In addition to the well-known University Library, Leiden also has more research institutes, such as the Hortus Botanicus and the Museum of Ethnology.
Einstein taught at the university for a short period, Thorbecke wrote parts of the Dutch constitution here and the Pilgrims lived here before they stepped on the Mayflower and left for America. Leiden is relatively small, with 120,000 inhabitants. It is big enough to take a long walk or bike ride, but small enough to meet a friend.
Some of my favorite places in Leiden:
The castle of Leiden: where the people of Leiden came together in times of need from the 11th century. Gives a fantastic view of Leiden.
Hortus botanicus Leiden: the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world.
Markets: 900 years of tradition in Leiden on the Wednesday and Saturday in the center.
City walk: with a guide or even with a purchased booklet.
Sailing in the canals: a very relaxed way to see Leiden from a different point of view.
Courtyards: Most courtyards were built in the 16th and 17th century and almost all worth a visit.
Museum Naturalis: the fantastic natural history museum is the workplace of Freek Vonk.
Molen de Valk Museum: The seven floors are all open to the public.
Corpus: Museum about the human body.
Het Klaverblad: The oldest shop in Leiden; a small tea shop opened in 1769.
And outside of Leiden:
Katwijk: the beach is not only perfect for beach weather, but also for a beach walk in spring and autumn.
Farm 't Geertje: a very nice petting zoo, where kids can give a bottle of milk, make a pony ride and pet the animals.
Keukenhof: Perhaps the world's largest flower garden.