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Rijn (Rhine)

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Address: Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 516 6000

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Lugdunum Batavorum

Leiden dates back to the Roman times when it was called Lugdunum Batavorum and already at the mouth of the river Rhenus ... now known as the Rhine or in Leiden the Old Rhine since... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leiden dates back to the Roman times when it was called Lugdunum Batavorum and already at the mouth of the river Rhenus ... now known as the Rhine or in Leiden the Old Rhine since the main delta is now in Rotterdam. The ancient river flows gorgeously through the old city, providing lovely views.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

as wet as any other i've ever known...and it winds its way through some interesting places...then it branches and meets itself...tricky devil...it IS somewhat disrespectful of borders, having a 'i was here FIRST' chip on its fluid shoulders. can't argue with THAT! it seems boat and swimmer friendly enough and might, if you catch it in a good mood, might... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of the nicest part of the city, from which you can strongly feel how much Leiden is "dutch". Amazing canals, nice buildings and colorful ships on this amazing river, the true symbol of the city.

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dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is my fifth time to Holland and Leiden's Canal's and Basins are unsurpassed. Perfect for the tourist who is willing to go beyond the regular touristy trail. You are amongst the locals in a beautiful city

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North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Rhine and its canals make Leiden a more beautiful city. Grand old buildings line the water. We enjoyed walking along, taking photos and watching the traffic on the canals. The width of the river canals allows much boat traffic and makes it a busy place.

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Oude Rijn and the Nieuwe Rijn flow in canals through the historical city of Leiden, meeting right in its middle, creating a special scenery, in the most beautiful city of Zuid Holland Province. This city has the peculiarity not to have any market square. The market was held along these very canals as remembered by sculptures of the traders,... More 

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Gummersbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went through Leiden in canoes so we looked at this and other parts of the city from the water (one of the best ways to explore beautiful dutch cities). While my favorite city in the Netherlands is still Haarlem I have to say that Leiden is a very beautiful and relaxed city, charming and attractive. Watching so many people... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The Rijn flows through Leiden in a few beautiful canals. Amazing scenery, very fun to go sailing on the canals.

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porthleven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

You see the Rhine in settings of old and new town within an amazing city with 13 museums stunning area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

In the distant pas, this was a real river flowing though Leiden. Since long, it has been a canal. Still is forms the heart of Leiden, with the "burcht" (must do) at the real center.

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