Leiden is a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. It’s known for its centuries-old architecture and for Leiden University, the country’s oldest, dating from 1575. The university houses the Hortus botanicus Leiden Botanical Garden, founded in 1590, where the tulip was introduced to Western Europe. The Museum de Lakenhal displays works by the Dutch Masters including Rembrandt, who was born in Leiden.
The Corpus Museum is a human biology interactive museum, located near Oegstgeest in the Netherlands.
Lisse is a town in the Netherlands, southwest of Amsterdam. It's known for the Keukenhof garden, which has millions of spring-flowering bulbs. Nearby is the 17th-century Keukenhof Castle. In the town center, the Museum de Zwarte Tulp explores the region's history and the development of tulip varieties. Outside of town, pedestrian and bike paths wind around flower fields in the country's tulip-growing region.
LEIDEN CANAL RIDES
The city of Leiden does not only have the oldest university of the Netherlands, it also has many beautiful old canals and charming buildings. The best way to discover the amazing heritage is by taking a canal cruise and you will be amazed by the view that you get while sitting on the boat.
Leiden University, founded in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, leader of the Dutch Revolt in the Eighty Years' War.
Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a national museum of natural history and a research center on biodiversity in Leiden, Netherlands. Although its current name and organization is relatively recent, its history can be traced back to the early 1800s.
WINDMILLS IN LIEDEN
Windmills in the Netherlands were used to fulfill all kinds of functions, meaning that there were various types of windmill. Molen De Put, located the city of Leiden, is a beautiful and historical windmill. Windmills are a fundamental part of Leiden's image as a town.