Rijn (Rhine)
Rijn (Rhine)
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I would not designate the name of this landmark as "The Rhine", but "The Rhine and the canals of Leiden". The Rhine itself became shallow in Leiden already in the Middle Ages, which is why the city began to give way in competition to Amsterdam and Antwerp. The Rhine in Leiden splits into the Old (Oude Rhine) and the New (Nieuwe) Rhine. Then it converges in the area of De Burcht Castle. Then he disappears on the map altogether! Instead, the Galgewater canal appears, after which the Old Rhine reappears outside the center. However, in my humble opinion, Leiden is most beautiful by the Rapenburg Canal, and not by the banks of the Rhine. Many residents of the city consider it the most beautiful in Holland. Of course, you can argue with this.
Written January 9, 2024
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Dianna C
Melbourne, Australia1,196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
There is no doubt Leiden on the Rhine (old and new) is a pretty town. Easily walkable as it is not very big. If you go to Visitor Centre next to Centraal Station you can pick up a map and follow a loop self guided walking trail that takes in the Rhine, some lovely windmills, Rembrandt's birthplace and the old wealthy district of Rapenburg. Well worth a few hours and the sign boards along the way have English and Dutch to explain what you are seeing.
Written October 28, 2013
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AnuragRanjita
Mumbai, India72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Solo
Leiden is a charming little town. And Rijn is the very soul of the place. I was lucky to visit on Saturday and see the bustling open market on both sides of Rhine for myself. I would also recommend taking the hour long boat ride. It costs 10 Euros per adult with a headphone and commentary in various languages, and completely orients you to the city. It is a good starting point following which one can explore the place at one's own pace.
Written May 18, 2013
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KimNL
Amsterdam, The Netherlands137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
As a local I can give you lots of tips. The first one it that the market on Saturday (from 08.00-15.00 pm) is really worth it. The market boasts a huge diversity on cheap food, flowers, drinks and other articles. It is a very big market stretched all over the Rhine on but sides.
Written May 29, 2012
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Bill D
Vancouver, Canada307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Leiden is a town that will make you fall in love with Holland! This town is full of quaint and picturesque streets, and there is less 'hustle' than in Amsterdam. There are many plaques in English (and other languages) right by the attraction they explain. You can be your own guide in this town! The area where the pilgrims spent some time between their life in England and America is particularly interesting! It's hard to find a parking spot, although we were lucky to ind a parkade close to the centre that was quite inexpensive. If you go to an eating place, ask for 'bitterballen', they are delicious!
Written May 23, 2013
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marblehead1719
Marblehead, MA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Business
Treat yourself to a walk among the canals and streets of this small town. Delightful cafes, fewer tourists than Delft, great student energy, and not cluttered with souvenir stores. And if you are interested in the material culture of the past, the American Pilgrim Museum give you a chance to step inside two rooms from the late 1500s and early 1600s and feel a sense of those past times -- plus a ton of information if you're interested.
Written May 1, 2013
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cowfart
Singapore, Singapore283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
Not much to say about this one - It's pretty, yes, but the parts of the Rijn which you see in Leiden aren't more pretty than amsterdam's beautiful canals.

It is superior in one way though - the lack of huge crowds of tourists!

Fun fact: the Rhine flows through not just the Netherlands, but also France, Germany, and Switzerland! The branch of the Rhine which you see here is near to where it terminates, into the English Channel
Written March 15, 2013
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Davis123
Leiden, The Netherlands125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
The river itself is wonderful to sit in a cafe and admire, people watch, walk along, or boat on (when it's nice weather it's packed w/ boats, really THE thing to do). On Saturdays there is a large market all along the Rhijn, and on Wednesays a smaller market. Both are wonderful w/ fresh fruit, meat, nuts, fish, flowers, clothes etc! Great atmosphere, very gezellig. Leiden is a wonderful city, we much prefer it to Amsterdam!
Written March 8, 2013
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Photophilplym
Plymouth, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Leiden is one of the beautiful cities to stroll around taking in the numerous canals. There are photo opportunities around every corner especially the windmill with free entry next to the vintage white swing bridge. A busy centre but plenty of parking and worth a n approx 3 or 4 hours stop to walk around without taking in the shops!
Written April 20, 2014
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Loved the canals in this city especially when the sky is blue which created beautiful reflections in the river. Great to take your time strolling along the canal and take some good pics.
Written November 8, 2020
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