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LEIDEN

T3 35 km (22 miles) SW of Amsterdam £ Leiden Centraal n Stationsweg 41; www.visitleiden.nl

Leiden is famous for its university, the oldest and most prestigious in the Netherlands.During termtime, the streets are crowded with students cycling between lectures or packing the cafés and bookshops.

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t Illustration shows the area around Pieterskerk in Leiden

The university was founded in 1575 by William of Orange, a year after he relieved the town from a year-long siege by the Spanish. As a reward for their endurance, William offered the citizens of ...

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