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“Part of dutch history”
Review of De Burcht

De Burcht
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The history behind the burcht is more interesting than the actual burcht. It is free of charge so it is worth a short visit if you are able to climb the steep stairs.

Thank Keessi
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The round old fortress is in good condition because it never saw any action as a fortress but it is worth a look as you do get views from the top over Leiden.
It sits on a man made hill but you might need a map or a local to find it as the hill is small - about 30 steps to the top.
It's free and in a nice part to town so take 20 minutes and explore it.

Thank Dianna C
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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

... you are rewarded with magnificent views over Leiden. Hidden between houses and shops the entrance isn't all too clear. However with no entance fee and impressive fortress to view it is a hidden gem.

Thank Karin H
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This old fotress is situated on the tip of the island (not recognizeable anymore as an Island) where two old branches of the river Rine in Roman times came together on their way to the Nortsea. The river Rhine was the Northern border of the Roman Empire and this fortress the most northern/western fortress. It gives you a nice view of the medieval city of Leiden and is also a nice place in the center of downtown Leiden to sit down for a while and enjoy the tranquillity of this green oasis.

1  Thank Jandenooij
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

It's not the most exceptional thing you're going to see but it's well worth a look if you have a bit of extra time in Leiden.

Thank William R
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