12 Reasons to Visit Leiden, the Netherlands

Even though Leiden is considerably smaller than other nearby cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague, it features an impressive concentration of cultural attractions including many sites that are associated with its ancient university. Whilst Leiden’s academic landmarks are certainly among its most enduringly popular attractions, there are many other reasons to visit the […]

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Canals of Leiden – the most beautiful icon in Leiden

Leiden’s canals were incorporated into the city plan as early as the seventeenth century. The outer canal was dug to protect the city. The historic inner city is surrounded by a six-kilometer moat. Leiden’s moats are among the biggest city fortifications in Europe with an intact structure. Leiden’s canals run through the city and are […]

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