Horse pee, parsnips and paint brushes


Rembrandt van Rijn grew up in exciting times in Leiden. Leiden had fought in the war against the Spanish and been liberated, after which the city entered into a period of rapid growth. Rembrandt lived in Leiden for 26 years.

Of course much has changed since then, but if you were to bump into Rembrandt on the streets of Leiden today, he would still be able to find his way around. Some places look almost the same as they did in Rembrandt's day. Not bad after 400 years! Some things were very different back then, but many things have not changed. Find out exactly what during this fascinating city walk!

Suitable for children aged 8 to 12. 

Available for €2.95 from the VVV Leiden Tourist Information Office or via the webshop.

Sights on this route

1

VVV Leiden

VVV Leiden
Stationsweg 26
2312 AV LEIDEN
VVV Leiden
2

Pieterskerk Leiden

Pieterskerk
Kloksteeg 16
2311 SL LEIDEN
Pieterskerk Leiden
3

Latin school

Latijnse School
Lokhorststraat 16
2311 TA LEIDEN
Latin school
4

Stadhuis

Stadhuisplein
Stadhuisplein 1
2300 PC LEIDEN
Stadhuis
5

De Burcht

De Burcht
Burgsteeg
2312 JR LEIDEN
De Burcht