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Leiden

Leiden is a very old town, dating from about 1100 A.D.
In the very neigbourhood the Romans already built fortessses and fortifications
Nowadays it has about 120.000 inhabitants many of which are students at the city's university
The Leiden university is very old (founded 1572) and attracted many famous scientists for example Einstein
In the 16'th century Leiden was the second biggest city in Holland with already 70.000 people living there.
All of them lived inside the ring of canals protecting them from enemies
Furtheron Leiden has many museums, maybe the most famous of them is the Museum of antiquities.
But above all the painter Rembrandt van Rijn was born here and lived most of his life here.


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Old houses on a row
Old houses on a row
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September blue
September blue
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Blue and white
Blue and white
Bridge over  Het Rapenburg
Bridge over " Het Rapenburg"
What love can do is the text (A.D. 1445)
"What love can do" is the text (A.D. 1445)
Perspective in Mayors house
Perspective in Mayors house
Old factory
Old factory
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Old (left) an new (right)
Old (left) an new (right)
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Multi coloured
Multi coloured
Leiden  boat
"Leiden" boat
St Anna court (founded in 1492)
St Anna court (founded in 1492)
The Mare  church
The "Mare" church
Café the Spotted Cow
Café the Spotted Cow
Old pump in little court
Old pump in little court
Flowers and plants
Flowers and plants
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Houses on Het Rapenburg
Houses on "Het Rapenburg"
Big bow and small boat
Big bow and small boat
The three buoys
The three buoys
Blue and orange benches
Blue and orange benches
Big mill De Valk (falcon)
Big mill "De Valk" (falcon)
Ancient alley
Ancient alley
Rapenburg canal
Rapenburg canal
Late sunlight over Oude singel
Late sunlight over "Oude singel
Looking through an old alley
Looking through an old alley
Ropes
Ropes
Beautiful old houses at  Steenschuur
Beautiful old houses at " Steenschuur"
Old factory
Old factory
Rembrandt bridge with mill
Rembrandt bridge with mill
Close-up of Mare church
Close-up of "Mare" church
Church at The Steenschuur
Church at "The Steenschuur"
Typical Dutch house fronts
Typical Dutch house fronts
Last february sun
Last february sun
Wise reflections         (by the way, do  you see me?)
Wise reflections (by the way, do you see me?)
Cosy corner
Cosy corner
Yellow house, number 19
Yellow house, number 19
Old Dutch boats at Galgewater
Old Dutch boats at "Galgewater"
Rembrandt bridge, he lived just around the corner here.
Rembrandt bridge, he lived just around the corner here.
Cat behind the window
Cat behind the window
Two keys:  the symbol of Leiden
Two keys: the symbol of Leiden
University tower of Leiden at the end
University tower of Leiden at the end
Tree in front of Mare  church
Tree in front of "Mare" church
Canal in front of Apothekersdijk
Canal in front of Apothekersdijk
All masts
All masts
Two facades
Two facades
Old glory
Old glory
Blue with yellow ropes
Blue with yellow ropes
Drowned bench
Drowned bench
Nostalgic restaurant
Nostalgic restaurant
De waag (the house where the weighing of goods took place).
De waag (the house where the weighing of goods took place).
Lingerie shop
Lingerie shop
Meeting
Meeting
Rembrandt paintings in the city where he was born
Rembrandt paintings in the city where he was born
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Violin and harmonica
Violin and harmonica
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