Leiden, the City of Discoveries, is home to the oldest university of the Netherlands. In addition the city is famous for its rich history and old city centre, with its canals, city gates, bridges, windmills, a castle, an observatory, the botanical gardens, weavers’ homes, almshouses, two large late gothic churches and several historical edifices. Leiden is also conveniently located to explore cities as Amsterdam, The Hague and Delft (all within 15-30 minutes by train) and it is close to the coast. Discover the historical city of Leiden here.
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