Welcome to Leiden, Netherlands! My identify is Katie Sweeney, and I graduated from Clemson in 2000 with a advertising and marketing diploma. Now, I’m a contract promoting copywriter dwelling in Leiden. A college city and the birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden is positioned close to the coast between Amsterdam and The Hague. Let me present you round:
1 | Pieterskerk
President George H.W. Bush visited Leiden in 1989 and gave a speech on the Pieterskerk, a surprising church that served because the Pilgrims’ authentic home of worship. Go to Leiden’s quaint and quirky Leiden American Pilgrim Museum (pictured) to study extra in regards to the Dutch connection to the Pilgrims who arrived in America on the Mayflower.
2 | The Burcht
Simply across the nook from the Pilgrim museum is one other necessary remnant of Leiden historical past. Search for the iron gates with Leiden’s lion and keys image. Straight forward and up the steps, you’ll uncover the stays of an Eleventh-century citadel.
3 | Naturalis Biodiversity Middle
This beautiful pure historical past museum reopened in 2019 and is a brief stroll from the practice station. Its 9 flooring are divided into totally different themes, protecting the numerous eras and levels of life on Earth. The dinosaur exhibit by no means will get outdated, and my daughter loves the exercise rooms, the place she will look by way of microscopes and determine bones.
4 | Outside Market
Wednesday and Saturday are outside market days in Leiden. Stroll alongside De Rijn canal and select contemporary meats, cheeses, fish, fruits, veggies and souvenirs from the distributors. Throughout tulip season, I can seize two bunches (10 purple, 10 orange) for five€.
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