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“A nice little hill fortress”

Societeit de Burcht
Ranked #6 of 65 things to do in Leiden
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Melbourne, Australia
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599 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“A nice little hill fortress”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

The round old fortress is in good condition because it never saw any action as a fortress but it is worth a look as you do get views from the top over Leiden.
It sits on a man made hill but you might need a map or a local to find it as the hill is small - about 30 steps to the top.
It's free and in a nice part to town so take 20 minutes and explore it.

Visited October 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Tricky to find, but when you do...”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

... you are rewarded with magnificent views over Leiden. Hidden between houses and shops the entrance isn't all too clear. However with no entance fee and impressive fortress to view it is a hidden gem.

Visited August 2013
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“The Northern border of the Roman Empire”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This old fotress is situated on the tip of the island (not recognizeable anymore as an Island) where two old branches of the river Rine in Roman times came together on their way to the Nortsea. The river Rhine was the Northern border of the Roman Empire and this fortress the most northern/western fortress. It gives you a nice view of the medieval city of Leiden and is also a nice place in the center of downtown Leiden to sit down for a while and enjoy the tranquillity of this green oasis.

Visited July 2013
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Koh Tao, Thailand
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“Nice view”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

It's not the most exceptional thing you're going to see but it's well worth a look if you have a bit of extra time in Leiden.

Visited July 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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“Nice view!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

As part of the Leiden Loop I went up De Burcht in February. Everything was white because of the snow so it was a really nice, picturesque view. I can imagine that it's just as nice in the summer. Absolute worth a (quick) visit.

Visited February 2013
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