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De Burcht

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This is the remains of an old castle / fort and fairly interesting to see. If you climb to the top... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Historic fortified man made mound with circular fort on top. Bit of a climb to get to the fort... read more

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Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2389
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a major feature and hidden between buildings but worth a visit as part of a walk around the centre of Leiden. We had assumed that it was remains of a defensive motte and bailey but found that was built as flood protection in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the remains of an old castle / fort and fairly interesting to see. If you climb to the top you have a great view of the city. This is not the easiest attraction to find. Free admission.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic fortified man made mound with circular fort on top. Bit of a climb to get to the fort although you can take the path to avoid the steps. The singular circular metal stairs to the top of the fort are tricky with people going...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A historical fort Burcht, in the city center,was built on 11th century,on an artificial hill with many stairs to climb to enjoy 360 degrees city view.

Thank ayelet29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the remains of an old circular fort which have been restored a bit. Actually an artificial hill was created and then the fort. Not tremendously exciting, but interesting anyway. If you climb to the top of the wall you can get a great...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Park with medieval remains. View of city. Must be mobile to walk around the site. Cute cafe adjacent to the park.

Thank zmo4me
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The Fortress used to be a place where citizens sought shelter in the event of enemy attacks. We went inside the fortress. It's round with a high wall and you can go upstairs to see a view @ Leiden. You can go around. The portal...More

Thank MCreiziger
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Leiden city center is already very nice per se, but this hidden place in the heart of the city is not to be missed neither. Usually it is a less crowded area and if you're lucky you might even see a cheater piece in open...More

Thank osito2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This place is quite special for being in The Netherlands. As you can see, the Netherlands is completely flat, and finding an elevated place like this one in the middle of a city is surprising. In the entrance there is an explanation why is this...More

Thank AnabelMos
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This large circular citadel on the top of the hill inside Leiden gives a panoramic view of the whole city, the churches, and more. Around the inside of the citadel are signs pointing out the churches, the orphanage house, the alms houses, and more. Yes,...More

Thank DrMarkES
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galit h
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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