Attractions and Places to Visit in Leiden

Vibrant Leiden is one of the Netherlands' great cities. Woven with canals lined by beautiful 17th-century buildings, it's renowned for being Rembrandt’s birthplace, the home of the Netherlands’ oldest and most prestigious university (Einstein was a regular professor), and the place in which the Pilgrims raised money to lease the leaky Mayflower that took them to the New World in 1620. Leiden's cache of museums, all within walking distance of each other, are a major draw, as is wandering along its picturesque canals and soaking up its nightlife, fueled by a nearly 27,000-strong student population.

CORPUS Journey through the human body in Leiden

CORPUS Journey through the human body

In CORPUS you will experience a spectacular ‘journey through man’ in 55 minutes That is unique in the Netherlands, even in the whole world. Nowhere else do you get such a special glimpse into the...
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Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden

Naturalis Biodiversity Center


Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a national museum of natural history and a research center on biodiversity in Leiden, Netherlands. Although its current name and organization is relatively recent...
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The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

The National Museum of Antiquities


The National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) is the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands. It is located in an old mansion, a monumental building complex owned by the State (Central Government...
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