34 Sights in Leiden, Netherlands (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Leiden, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 34 sights are available in Leiden, Netherlands.

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1. Academisch Historisch Museum

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The Academic History Museum (ahm) is a museum in the Dutch city of South Air Province, the Netherlands. The museum is located in the college building and displays objects, photos and documents about university history and students' life. The museum has fixed and temporary exhibitions. The regular exhibition includes about 20 photos of the guiding professors. There are several small exhibitions in the whole college building. The entrance to the College Building (1828), the building room (1581), and the large auditorium (1581) for theological colleges are also prominent. In 1865, at the entrance of the staircase tower and sweat room, some special charcoal drawings were designed by Victor and drawn by artists. In 2009, student uri ruff showed modern student life in frescoes. Temporary exhibitions are included in the reception room.

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2. Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

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The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum is a small museum in the Dutch city of Leiden dedicated to the Pilgrim Fathers. These Separatists or English Dissenters were religious refugees who had fled England to Amsterdam in 1608 and moved to Leiden the next year. They lived and worked in that city for about 12 to 20 years. In 1620, their emigration began. They left Leiden by canal, going to Delfshaven where they embarked on the Speedwell, which took them to Southampton. But the Speedwell proved leaky and had to be sold, so they transferred to the Mayflower. The Mayflower undertook the famous voyage to New England in 1620 alone. In the 19th century the colonists' first harvest festival after their arrival at Plymouth Colony was identified as the origin of the annual Thanksgiving celebration in the United States.

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3. Sint Janshofje

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The Sint Janshof is a courtyard in the Dutch city of Leiden, the province of South Holland. The hofje is located on the Haarlemmerstraat. The Sint Janshof was founded in 1504 on behalf of Jan Stoop Christmas son and his wife Claertgen. The hofje was intended for neat people who had fallen ashore due to setbacks. The hofje consisted of seven houses for single women, six for couples, a regent room and a house that could be rented for the benefit of the Hofje. In 1565, the heirs of the founders handed over the courtyard to Mr. Geraert van der Laen, who instructed the new construction of the houses, the gatehouse and the Regentenkamer in the same year. After his sudden death, the name of the courtyard was changed to the Sint Jans or Der Laenhofje.

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4. Jeruzalemshof

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The Jerusalemhof is a courtyard on the former Cellebroersgracht, which has been the Kaiserstraat since the damping in 1875, in the center of the Dutch city of Leiden. It is the oldest still existing courtyard in Leiden. It was founded on May 16, 1467 by Wouter IJsbrandszoon in honor of God and the twelve apostles following his visit to the Holy Grave in Jerusalem. Originally the hofje consisted of 13 houses intended for thirteen poor men, who are Eerlic, and of good syngaen. A possible wife was also allowed to live, because then she could take care of her husband. If her husband died, she had to leave. It was special that a courtyard was just for men and not for women, because that had never happened before in the Netherlands.

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5. Samuel de Zee's hofje

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The court of Samuelde Zee is the court of the Dutch city. The court was established in 1723 and is suitable for family members who have difficulties. The complex consists of 21 residences and is located in the court of the sea. The entrance to the court is situated on Doesa Street between Houses 14 and 18, and contains the text: "God glorifies only those good dogmas that have nothing, and those who are in the sea have done it in their shame, 1723." There is a gate behind the entrance, which reads: "So my heart is: a Yader speaks after syn understands! So I won't like you, not buyten k can't lock your mouth with my door 1723 ~".

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6. Zijlpoort

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Zijlpoort is a city gate in Leiden, The Netherlands. The gate was built in 1667 in the classical style according to a design by the Leiden architect Willem van der Helm and with sculpture by Rombout Verhulst. Because the gates have to connect with the city wall as well as with a bridge, the building is in the form of a parallelogram. The Zijlpoort, together with the Morspoort (1669) and Doelenpoort (1645), are the only of the original eight gates that survived. The name refers to the nearby river, the Zijl. The predecessor of the Zijlpoort stood at the end of the Haarlemmerstraat that is now called the Havenplein.

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7. Bibliotheca Thysiana

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The Bibliotheca Thysiana was erected in 1655 to house the book collection of the lawyer Johannes Thysius (1621–1653). Upon his early death, he left a legacy of 20,000 guilders for the building of a public library with a custodian's dwelling. Designed by the architect Arent van ‘s-Gravensande, the building follows the Dutch Classical style and is regarded as one of the jewels of Dutch 17th-century architecture. Bibliotheca Thysiana is one of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites. It is distinguished by its balanced proportions and the purity of its Ionic order on top of a high basement.

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8. Bethlehemshof

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Bethlehemshof Rudolphous / CC BY 3.0

Bethlehemshof is a courtyard on the Levendaal in the Dutch city of Leiden. It was founded in 1630 by the Leiden merchant Gerrit Frankens van Hoogmade, who also chose the name of the Hofje. In 1701, the Baptists of this courtyard joined the Hofje de Houcksteen located on the Levendaal, but the board remained separate. In 1811, for financial reasons, both courtyards were merged under the name Bethelem. In 1897 the part on the Laartaal was provided with a contemporary facade with an upper floor. The courtyard was restored in 1978.

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9. Coninckshofje

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The Coninckshof is one of the courtyards of the Dutch city of Leiden. The hofje is located at Oude Vest 15. The hofje was founded in 1773 and dedicated in 1777 by Cecilia Coninck. It is partly on the ground of the former Sint Ursula monastery. Originally the hofje had six houses, but it was later expanded to seven houses. In 1861 four more houses were added here. The Hofje is a national monument and has been registered in the Monuments Register since 1968. The courtyard has a gatehouse, hard stone pump and regent room.

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10. Museum De Lakenhal

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Museum De Lakenhal is the city museum of fine art and history in Leiden, Netherlands. One highlight is its collection of fijnschilder paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. Just like the city, the museum combines a classical appearance with a contemporary character. The broad collection ranges from early works by Rembrandt van Rijn and Lucas van Leyden's Last Judgement to modern classics of De Stijl and artworks created by contemporary artists such as Claudy Jongstra, Atelier van Lieshout and many others.

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11. Barend van Namenhofje

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In the courthouse of Horseshoe Street, No.12, Dutch city. The court was established in 1730, and merchants named it for reformed childless couples over 50 years old. The court consists of 12 residences. Three courthouse houses were designed by us. Plastic film. The court was rebuilt in 1788. In 1915, it became Regent or W. W. The cost of. Dad is completely updated. In this way, it gives the impression that it is called "Villa Court". The court has a rain room and has the status of a national monument.

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12. Tevelingshofje

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Tevelingshofje Rudolphous / CC BY 3.0

The Vevelinghofje is a courtyard in the Dutch city of Leiden, the province of South Holland. The hofje is located on the Gedempte 4th Binnenvestgracht. The presentation was founded in 1655 and built in 1666, commissioned by the Leiden merchants Jacob and Charles Tevel. During the plague epidemic of 1655, Charles Tevel stated in his will that after his death Jacob had to build a courtyard with 12 houses for childless couples older than 20. Jacob and his wife later had this expanded to twenty houses.

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13. Kapel van Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Rozenkrans

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The Chapel of Our Dear Sacred Rosary's Wife is a modern, now traditional Catholic church, leading the church in the Dutch city. The church was built in 1961 and is the mission of the Apostolic Society. The church is located in the cage area of Sumatrastraat, which is a design of A. Deck and P. Van der Stree, dedicated to our dear Rose Sutra wife. The church is served by the Brotherhood of Priests sint pius x, a traditional movement within the Catholic Church.

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14. Schachtenhofje

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The court is the court of the southern Dutch city. The court is located on the canal in the middle. The court was established in 1664 in the name of the orphaned boy Theunis jacobsz. Van der Sit. In his will, he said, a courthouse of 12 huts must be built on the canal in the middle. He asked residents 40 and older to live there free of charge and to have a preference for relatives and residents like those who grew up in orphanages.

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15. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands, located in Leiden. It grew out of the collection of Leiden University and still closely co-operates with its Faculty of Archaeology. The museum calls itself "the national centre for archaeology" and focuses on ancient Egypt, the ancient Near East, the classical world of Greece, Etruria and Rome and the early Netherlands.

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16. Het Leids Wevershuis

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Museum Het Leids Wevershuis consists of one of the last remaining "weavers' homes" (1560) in Leiden, Netherlands. The exterior, the large antique loom (1830) and the interior, are testimony of the once flourishing textile industry around Leiden, in particular during the 16th and 17th century, when many home weavers supplied the draper's guild with high quality woolen cloth.

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17. Moskee Al Hijra

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The Al Hera-Moskee is a mosque in the Dutch city of Leiden, which had been located since around 1982 at Rembrandtstraat 10. Because the building became too small for the Moroccan religious community, new construction was opened on Ter Haarkade in 2018. The name Al Hera or Al Hidjra refers to the migration of Mohammed and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622.

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18. Groot Sionshof

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The Great Sonshof, or swietenhof, is the court of a Sonhet in the center of the Dutch city. It was founded in 1480 by Hugo, daughter of luydgaert clasesh, a swan and forest oblique. It is the second oldest court, but it is no longer in its original position: it was moved from Parrot Ditch to Psionic Alley in 1668 because it was an architectural obstacle.

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19. Naturalis Biodiversity Centre

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Naturalis Biodiversity Centre thedogg from Breda, Netherlands / CC BY-SA 2.0

Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a national museum of natural history and a research center on biodiversity in Leiden, Netherlands. The museum, except the research facilities, was closed from September 2018 to mid 2019 due to renovations. Temporary exhibitions were held in the Pesthuis, the former entrance building, during the renovations.

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20. Hooglandse Kerk

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The Hooglandse Kerk is a Gothic church in Leiden. Its earliest parts date back to the last quarter of the fourteenth century. Most of the current structure dates from the fifteenth century. The brick church was dedicated to St. Pancras and today serves parishioners of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

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21. Sint-Josephkerk

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St. Joseph Church is the largest Roman Catholic parish church still in use in Leiden in the diocese of Rotterdam. It is also called the Herensingelkerk, because it is situated at the street called Herensingel. The church is a national heritage site and one of the tallest buildings in the centre of Leiden.

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22. Joseph Scaliger

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Joseph Justus Scaliger was a French Calvinist religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and ancient Egyptian history. He spent the last sixteen years of his life in the Netherlands.

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23. Pieter Loridanshofje

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Pieter Loridanshof is a courtyard in the Dutch city of Leiden, at the Oude Varkenmarkt 1. The courtyard was founded in 1655 by Pieter Loridan and consists of an entrance pavilion with regent room and 12 homes. The Klaphuis was restored in 1950. Since 1968 it has the status national monument.

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24. De Burcht

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The Burcht van Leiden is an old shell keep in Leiden constructed in the 11th century. It is located at the spot where two tributaries of the Rhine come together, the Oude Rijn and the Nieuwe Rijn. The structure is on top of a motte, and is today a public park.

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25. Pieterskerk

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Pieterskerk Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The Pieterskerk is a late-Gothic Dutch Protestant church in Leiden dedicated to Saint Peter. It is known today as the church of the Pilgrim Fathers, where the pastor John Robinson was buried. It is also the burial place of the scientist Willebrord Snellius.

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26. Vrouwekerk

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The Vrouwekerk or Vrouwenkerk, originally known as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, was a 14th-Century church in the Dutch city of Leiden. In the early 17th Century, the church was attended by the Pilgrims as well as by the first colonists to settle on Manhattan.

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27. Jean Michelshofje

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Jean Michelhof, also known as Jan Michelhof, is one of 35 courts in the Dutch city. The courthouse is located in the Peak area, opposite the Bait Church of the 10-12 Peak Church. The court was founded in 1687 by Catharina Schiere, the widow of a Michielsz.

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28. François Houttijnshof

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François Houttijnshof Rudolphous / CC BY 3.0

The French Timber Court is the court of Dutch cities. The court is located on 81 haystacks and includes 9 houses. In 1736, it was decided to establish the court, which was completed one year later. It has a sober entrance party and a stone titled 1737.

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29. Evangelisch Lutherse kerk

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Evangelisch Lutherse kerk Jan Goedeljee / Public domain

Evangelical-Lutheran Church is a church in the Dutch city of Leiden. The church is located on Hooglandse Kerkgracht 26. The building dates from 1618 and is therefore the oldest church building that was built in the city for the Protestant service.

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30. Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is a museum of the history of science and medicine, based in Leiden, Netherlands. The museum hosts a collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, but mainly from medicine, physics, and astronomy.

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31. Groeneveld

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The Green Zone Foundation is one of the youngest courts in Dutch cities. The court is located on the ancient vest, near the main theatre. The court was founded in 1878 by Eduard Cornelis Greeneveld and built in 1882.

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32. Morspoort

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Mortar Gate is the western city gate leading to the southern air country, which is located near the mortar gate. Shimen was built in 1669 in a humanistic style according to the design of authoritative architects.

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33. Remonstrantse Broederschap Lokhorstkerk

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Bait Horst Church is a religious building located in the peak area of the central city of southern Holland. The United Baptist Church and Muslim congregation hold worship there. This is an imperial monument.

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34. Sint Annahof of Joostenpoort

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St. Nahov, or synagogue, is the courthouse of Victory Alley in the heart of the Dutch city. The court also has a (beautiful) port at the end of the target canal, where it is called the 5th Inner Fort Canal.

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