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Leiden travel pictures

Views of Leiden, a small city in the west of the Netherlands

Leiden is a pretty university town in the west of Holland. Located just below Amsterdam it makes an ideal day trip to soak up some of the culture of another Dutch town which hasn't been flooded with tourism.

The city has a typical Dutch look with many canals and bridges which link the different parts of the center together. Some of the sights within the city center include the St. Peters church, St. Pancreas church, the observatory, the university and the museum of folk art. One of the most iconic places is the blue gate bridge which has a typical Dutch look. All the places are close together and the best way to explore the city is to walk around. Leiden is also a compact city, so spending a day here at an easy going pace allows you to go everywhere and still have time for a cup of coffee.

What makes the city attractive are the canals with the historical houses and the many bridges that connect them. They also create an atmosphere of what living in Holland must have been like many years ago as there has been little modern development within the center. Getting to Leiden is easy by train as it drops you right in the center of the city and it is only a 5 minute walk to be in the historical center.


Travel photo gallery of Leiden

 
Museum of Folk art.

Museum of Folk art.

 
Main building of the museum of folk art.

Main building of the museum of folk art.

 
Blue gate.

Blue gate.




The Netherlands photo galleries that are available: AmsterdamBreda, Den BoschGoudaHaarlemLeidenNijmegenRotterdamThe HagueTilburg and Utrecht.



 
Windmill the Falk.

Windmill the Falk.

 



Bostel bridge.

Bostel bridge.

 



Bostel bridge.

Bridge over a canal.

 



Beestermarkt square.

Beestermarkt square.

 
Museum mill Falk.

Museum mill Falk.

 



View along the canal.

View along the canal.

 
Small wooden bridge.

Small wooden bridge.

 
Old houses.

Old houses.

 
Historical houses along the canal.

Historical houses along the canal.

 
Mare church.

Mare church.

 
Church Hartebrug.

Church Hartebrug.

 



Typical scene around the canal.

Typical scene around the canal.

 



Picturesque view.

Picturesque view.

 



Town hall.

Town hall.

 
Town hall of Leiden.

Town hall of Leiden.

 
St. Pancras church.

St. Pancras church.

 
St. Lodewijk church.

St. Lodewijk church.

 



The historical city center.

The historical city center.

 
Monument.

Monument.

 



Canal view.

Canal view.

 



Typical impression of the old city.

Typical impression of the old city.

 



The old town.

The old town.

 



Muddy field.

Muddy field.

 
Observatory.

Observatory.

 
One of the buildings of the observatory.

One of the buildings of the observatory.

 



Buildings near the water.

Buildings near the water.

 
St. Lodewijk church.

St. Lodewijk church.

 
St. Peters church.

St. Peters church.

 



University building.

University building.

 



Old buildings.

Old buildings.

 
Part of the University of Leiden.

Part of the University of Leiden.

 
St. Lodewijk church.

St. Lodewijk church.

 



Canal houses.

Canal houses.

 
St. Lodewijk church.

St. Lodewijk church.

 



Stone bridge.

Stone bridge.

 



Along the canal.

Along the canal.

 
Old houses.

Old houses.

 
Typical architecture.

Typical architecture.

 
Boats in the water.

Boats in the water.

 
The main city square.

The main city square.

 
The blue gate on a sunny day.

The blue gate on a sunny day.

 
Blue gate bridge.

Blue gate bridge.

 



Blue gate bridge crossing a canal.

 
Windmill the Falk.

Windmill the Falk.

 



Central train station.

Central train station.



Links with travel information about Leiden



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