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“Nice views from castle wall” 3 of 5 stars
Review of De Burcht Leiden Castle

De Burcht Leiden Castle
Burchsteeg, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #10 of 36 things to do in Leiden
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice views from castle wall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We enjoyed a quick hike to the top of the castle to get the 360 degree views of the landmarks of Leiden.

Visited June 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Very cool old fortress, with a nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lots of stair climbing to get to the fortress but worth a visit if you can do the stairs. Interesting art on the grounds, a strange toothpaste tube sculpture for instance. Climb the stairs inside for a great view of the surrounding city. The restaurant near the entrance to the staircase serves a nice coffee and has a nice open fireplace inside. Charming, as is the main district of Leiden.

Visited November 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Great view over Leiden!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When visiting Leiden, this historical landmark is a nice place to visit, and it gives a great view over Leiden!

Visited February 2014
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Meridian, Idaho
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“An ancient surprise in the middle of town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is the last of the old forts that protected the old city, and has a great hill in the middle providing great views of the city.

Visited April 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“DEFinitely worth the walk...it's not far from central station...10min, max”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

magical kind of spot. with an excellent cafe(actually, there are many. for one of the best capuccinos in town i would HIGHly suggest cafe von engelen, a short walk from de burcht. right across from the backside of the V&D. next door to the australia ice cream parlor)nearby.
fine view from the 360 degree walkway. i think there are even pathways avoiding the stairs that might be wc accessible.
after living here for 13 years, still one of my favorite parts of leiden...

Visited April 2014
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