The 'Poems on Walls' walk

The walk along the wall poems takes you past about 25 of Leiden’s 101 wall poems. A digital version of this walk can be found on A pdf version of the walk can also be downloaded from the website.

The 'Poems on Walls' project was started in 1992 and completed in 2005. The wall poems are written in different languages and are meant for everyone. The poems usually have a sign posted underneath with a Dutch and English translation. Passers-by are stimulated by the poem itself and by the visual image of the letters and the background of the wall. They are confronted with various written images that refer to other cultures. Many poems provide a reflection on language, colour or poetry. Find out for yourself during this wall poems walk.