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“Walk the Leidse Loper (loop) and see how beautiful it is”
Review of Rijn (Rhine)

Rijn (Rhine)
Ranked #10 of 65 things to do in Leiden
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
616 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Walk the Leidse Loper (loop) and see how beautiful it is”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

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.

Visited October 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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275 reviews
169 attraction reviews
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“Part of Leiden”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Rhine is Leiden and Leiden is the Rhine! Just watch this river from one of the old bridges and enjoy the environment, we did this near the Put mill and the Mors city gate.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Great day”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Enjoyed the market especially the fresh fruits and vegetables. Bought a different peach that was very tasty. Cheese stands were amazing with the different flavored.

Took a cruise which gave different views of city.

Dragon boat races on one of the canals was exciting to see.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A charming city in a fun-loving country!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

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!

Visited May 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Charming!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

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.

Visited May 2013
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