Monuments in Leiden

When you walk through Leiden, you'll have trouble choosing where to look at first. There is something beautiful to discover on every corner of the street. Not surprising, as the city has more than 2,800 monuments. From hidden courtyard gardens to historical mills, churches and city gates. With the Burcht in the middle of the city as the highlight. Leiden's city center is a big open-air museum. Exploring the city by foot is a wonderful idea, everything is within walking distance! With a lovely city walk you get to see many beautiful monuments.

Churches in Leiden

Heritage Leiden (Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken)

Heritage Leiden(Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken) is the regional knowledge center for research, education and information in the field of heritage; more than nine kilometers old archives and an extensive collection of books, prints, posters and films. In addition, ELO advises and informs about archaeology, monuments and sustainability. ELO also has Molen De Valk under its care.

Erfgoed Leiden en omstreken

History of Leiden

The history of Leiden goes back a long way. At the end of the fifteenth century, the city was the largest in the county of Holland. And that…was mainly thanks to the international cloth industry. From the sixteenth century, everything changed. A time of reforms and persecutions. Leiden joined the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule in 1572 and was besieged twice by the Spaniards.

Leiden history

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