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De Burcht

Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2389
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Amazing fort in the center of Leiden

Love it it is like an oasis of history in the busy city center of Leiden and very Well preserved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Worth a visit for views of city

Do go and get a view of the city. Dogs not permitted. Free entrance and some information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 514 2389
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love it it is like an oasis of history in the busy city center of Leiden and very Well preserved. Its free, you can walk around the fort and on a Nice day you can chill in the grass there

Thank Bonitatravelblog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do go and get a view of the city. Dogs not permitted. Free entrance and some information available. Steep steps but that will keep you fit.

Thank Chris57Pat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to view, and a historical place to speak of the old Leiden. We did not stay longer but the view of the city was great. The is a cafe close when you come down.

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is quite an interesting location in the centre of the city. It has great views from the top of the walls. It's very peaceful and there is plenty of information about it and up the top of the walls is information about what you...More

Thank Leeanne G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice to visit and enjoy the view. Also enjoy the view around the city. Takes you 15 minutes entrance is free

Thank kris886
Reviewed 14 August 2017

In the heart of Leiden lies the de Burcht, it's a stunning building which highlights the great views of Leiden and surroundings. I found the walk around the fort very informative, they have a lovely little cafe at the bottom which is great on a...More

Thank Rebeccavilday
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

De Burcht was the old fortification of Leiden that was once surrounded also by a moat next to one of the arms of the Rhine. This is where the citizens seeked refuge during attacks or threats in the middle ages. The moat is not there...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Just under the famous and historical defencive wall there is a great place to meet up. Lots of musical events thru the year in the classical and jazz/pop range. In fact it's 2 places: a restaurant and celebration (wedings etc) venue and a grand café....More

Thank Luc v
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit and enjoy the view. Holds a very big historical importance for the city around the time of the 80 year war. Also enjoy the view around the city.

Thank Michiel C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Be sure not to miss this place in your Leiden tour. It offers one of a kind view of the city and the near cathedrals. If you love nice photos, then this is a must visit place. Skip it and you will regret it. I...More

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Galit H
6 August 2015|
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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