The trail of the industrial revolution in a Dutch city

This concise guide will guide you through twenty exceptional Leiden monuments of business and technology. Until the sixties of the twentieth century, Leiden was an industrial city with booming machines and smoking chimneys during the industrial revolution. Then one factory after the other closed fairly quickly one after the other and a shudder raged. But not all traces have been erased: there are facades left (often with apartments behind them), a single factory complex survived, there are facing bricks, factories have been converted into offices, a single factory chimney remains. This route guides you through Leiden's industrial heritage, where countless people from Leiden once earned their living on long working days.

This route is available at VVV Leiden and costs € 4,90.