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Address: Leiden, The Netherlands
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Like a treasure hunt.

I noticed the wall poems when I was walking along. It was quite surprise for me to discover the poems in different languages. It was exciting to look for an other poem.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Natalie L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hard to find, even locals could not point me in the right direction! Ended up finding it by chance... and then its literally just the one poem in dutch, written on the wall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I noticed the wall poems when I was walking along. It was quite surprise for me to discover the poems in different languages. It was exciting to look for an other poem.

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Thank Natalie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I live in Leiden so I don't really notice them any more but whenever I get a visitor this is one of the things I show them as we walk around the city. There are various poems in various languages and I always get my visitors excited with them either trying to find all of them, or find the ones... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

When you walk around the city, just look out for poems written on the wall. If you have time, you may stop and read.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having studied and lived in Leiden I've always loved the wall poems. My firm favourite is the Urdu ghazal by Nazir Kazmi just past the entrance gate to De Burcht. During a trip this summer I wandered through Leiden and revisited some of my favourites and also stumbled across some new ones. Definitely recommended to keep an eye out for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

An interesting concept and interesting to see and read. Great when wandering the streets of Leiden to come across poetry.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Scattered throughout the city you can find them on walls. Written in their authors language. Always fun to find them. We don't specifically hunt them but I have promised my self to do a photography trip to try and photograph all of them. Its one of my bucket lists.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

As a resident of this town, I see them all the time, but I don't really read them. I must say it is an interesting addition to the town, one of those typical things that tourists take the time to look at rather then the actual residents of the town.

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Thank Hanneke J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I saw these poems on many walls in Leiden and think this is a beautiful and interesting concept.I believe there are 135 of these.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Inspiring poems to be read on the walls of Leiden buildings, many in the original, some in translation

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