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Rijn (Rhine)

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Address: Leiden, The Netherlands
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The heart of Leiden

In the distant pas, this was a real river flowing though Leiden. Since long, it has been a canal. Still is forms the heart of Leiden, with the "burcht" (must do) at the real... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 31, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

In the distant pas, this was a real river flowing though Leiden. Since long, it has been a canal. Still is forms the heart of Leiden, with the "burcht" (must do) at the real center.

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Ostend, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

On saturdays there is a local market along the canals, with plenty of nice terraces to enjoy a coffee, tea or drink. there are plenty of choices for those who want to explore the city by boat.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

What better way to spend an hour than on a boat in the sun with a guide taking you round the beautiful waterways of Leiden. We went with Bootjes en Broodjes, and it was great. The guide was very good and I would even say the boating through Leiden was better than boating through Amsterdam. We parked at the park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

If the weather is suitable a trip on the small open boats around Leiden's rivers and canals is not to be missed. The guides provide a commentary in Dutch and English which is an interesting history of the town. One thing to note though is that many of the bridges are very very low requiring you to drop down in... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very nice and entertaining, a complete tour of Leiden. The guide was well prepared and spoke English very well.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

There's lots of museums in Leiden but if the weather is fine, why go indoors? The two branches of the Rhine that flow through the town plus the canals are the best things to see in Leiden.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

Leiden is an attractive town. You can find an open market every Wednesday and Saturday around the Rhine. The water is not as clear as delft but there are a lot of traffic on the Rhine river. Well, you can take a boat trip too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are visiting Nederland, Leiden is one of the must places to visit, a lovely University town with very very good transport links, 20 mins by train from Schipol airport, with good bus and excellent motorway connections. A lot of Leiden is very modern, but it is the Old Town that has the attractions from the Rijn basin, to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

We walked all along the Rhine and the other canals within Leiden. We actually enjoyed it way more than Amsterdam. The buildings here are just as beautiful, and I like the layout of the canals better. Leiden's a college town, so it also has a nice youthful feeling. Lots of history too. The pilgrims were here before they sent sail... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Rhine and the canals it feeds make Leiden such an attractive city, with the water providing not only a place to go boating and to float the barges used by local restaurants as terraces, but also to reflect the images of the city's lovely buildings.

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