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Visiting De Burcht Leiden

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Stood up on the hill in the center of Leiden city, this castle is better known as Burcht van Leiden. It is located in the middle of two European rivers and offers a panoramic view of Leiden city. Today this 11th century castle used as a public park where tourist can learn about the history of Leiden.

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Visit De Burcht to Learn the History of Leiden

Visit De Burcht to Learn the History of Leiden

1. The Gates

1. The Gates

It has two gates which are located at the base of the hill and at the southern part of the castle. The first gate is completed with wrought iron heraldric weapons. The southern gate is the more impressive gate since it is sorrounded by carvings and consists of poem written in Latin. The poem is used to teach the basic grammar for the students in Leiden. Visiting the southern gate of this castle is the first thing to do at De Burcht.

2. The View

2. The View

Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from this castle is the best thing to do at De Burcht. As it stand up on the hill, this castle offers a lovely view of Leiden city. It is possible for you to see the stunning view of the city from any direction because De Burcht is located right in the center.

3. The Symbol of Leiden

3. The Symbol of Leiden

Another thing to do at De Burcht is see the fantastic architecture. The architecture became the great symbol of Leiden since it has stainned glasses made by Issac Nicolai were used to commemorate the Siege of Leiden in 1574. Also, location of this castle was a patriotic symbol after the Siege of Leiden.

De Burcht Leiden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

There is no De Burcht tickets when you are visiting this old shell. The admission is free so tourist can visit this castle for free and enjoy all things to do at De Burcht.

How To Get Around?

Public transports can be used to get around this place. However, walking is the best thing to do at De Burcht to see the surrounding area. De Burcht is in the center of the city, and the other attraction such as Hooglandse Kerk stands in a distance behind the the iron gates.

What Should I Wear?

It is better to wear clothes depend on the weather in Leiden. Sneakers are recommended as the best thing to do at De Burcht is walking around the site and enjoying the panoramic view.

De Burcht Leiden Facts

Best Time to Visit

Visited De Burcht can be anytime since it is a public park and opened all year round. This site is recommended for those who love a quite place and do all things to do at De Burcht because this it is usually less crowded.



Will I Need a Guide?

This place can be explored without a guide. De Burcht is in the center of Leiden, it is easy to find and you can do all things to do at De Burcht on your own.

How To Get There?

From the city center, De Burcht can be easily reached by walking for few minutes. Public transports such us buses, train and trams are also available to get to this castle. If you are planning to visit this castle from the other city, De Burcht can be visited by train line 14. In the front of train station, there is a bus station which can take you to the city center of Leiden. In the city center, it is easy to do all things to do at De Burcht.

Additional Info

Cafes and restaurant are also available near this site.

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