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De Burcht

Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2389
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Must visit

This small citadel is cramped between the narrow streets of Leiden and is an interesting part the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Interesting to see

It is easy to walk around the various sites in Leiden. Well worth a visit and not far from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice view” (18 reviews)
“small castle” (5 reviews)
“city center” (11 reviews)
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Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2389
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small citadel is cramped between the narrow streets of Leiden and is an interesting part the old town, which you will probably stumble across. You can climb the walls and get a great view of the city from up there!

Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to walk around the various sites in Leiden. Well worth a visit and not far from the Station. Great views and a bit of a climb.

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That’s a good opportunity to have a wonderful view of Leiden city from De Burcht. It is free and the opening hours is more than other attractions in Leiden.

Thank Elyas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Leiden and want a low key walk to an interesting point, this is a great place to stop over at. It's right next to the library, for what that's worth, and offers small views of the city from a hilltop perspective.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

De Burcht, a man-made mound around 9 meter above surrounding landscape which having tower on it, is a good place to spot some parts of the city. not really high, but it is good enough to notice some famous historical buildings of Leiden. the mound...More

Thank Wilwa_Tikta
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love it it is like an oasis of history in the busy city center of Leiden and very Well preserved. Its free, you can walk around the fort and on a Nice day you can chill in the grass there

Thank Bonitatravelblog
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Do go and get a view of the city. Dogs not permitted. Free entrance and some information available. Steep steps but that will keep you fit.

Thank Chris57Pat
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a great place to view, and a historical place to speak of the old Leiden. We did not stay longer but the view of the city was great. The is a cafe close when you come down.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is quite an interesting location in the centre of the city. It has great views from the top of the walls. It's very peaceful and there is plenty of information about it and up the top of the walls is information about what you...More

Thank Leeanne G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice to visit and enjoy the view. Also enjoy the view around the city. Takes you 15 minutes entrance is free

Thank kris886
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Galit H
6 August 2015|
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Response from EvHoof | Reviewed this property |
It is located right in the middle of the city center, a bit hidden away besides the Public Library. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the central station. You can also take a bus to Breestraat (many busses go there): it is a... More