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“the best view on Leiden!”
Review of De Burcht

De Burcht
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 20, 2012

See around you the beauty of Leiden! Free view in the center of the city near all the attractions. Nice restaurant and terrace down the hill.

Thank dutchmanHolland
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Old Castle built on a man created mount at the place where the Old Rhine and New Rhine tributaries of the Hollandsche Rijn meet. Big set of stairs, but can also be accessed by wheelchair using the spiral path which encircles the mount. Great vantage point to view the medieval Leiden city center, whit good views on both the Hooglandsekerk as the Pieterskerk, the rivers and loads of other cool stuff. Will keep you busy for 15 minutes - no entrance fees. The Burcht is closed in the evening and nights, so be sure to be there at least before 5 in the afternoon. There are several pubs/bars at the entrance of the Burcht, so refreshments are only a minute away.

1  Thank Erikz_nl
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

The views over the city were great, and it was fun walking up the hill. But there were a couple groups of drunk guys hanging around the staircases, making it awkward to pass and enjoy exploring the castle.

1  Thank Amy L
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

De Burcht is located in the center of Leiden close to the river Rhine, a strategic location!. It is on an artificial hill and at the moment is not much more than a round wall still.. it looks majestic when you come close and inside you have a great view of the old center of Leiden.

It was built back in the 14th century as a wooden defense, later it was replaced by stone and even later there was a tower inside, unfortunately now that is no longer there, but still this is something to see and the entry is for free!. Also a nice spot to relax and enjoy the nice weather (quite a few people did so).

Thank jk_utrecht_1978
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Great views of town, good place to start a visit to Leiden and get oriented.

Thank HE_Low
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