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University of Leiden

The University of Leiden is an active school with many sciences and disciplines being offered... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
DrMarkES
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Rochester, Minnesota
People may think you’re bonkers, but stop and stare at the Courtyard wall for a while! You'll be amazed!

What’s not to love about an institution that’s more than 440 years old! Absolutely beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
The_Concierge_8
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6 Aug 2018
“University of Leiden”
15 Jul 2018
“People may think you’re bonkers, but stop and stare at the Courtyard wall for a while! You'll be amazed!”
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Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

A lady guided us through the building and showed us around. She was very smart, understanding and witty! We enjoyed her comments and her good command of English. The building is a must-see in Leiden, especially for those interested in education.

Thank raha m
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The University of Leiden is an active school with many sciences and disciplines being offered. Classes are in session, but you can doing a very nice walking tour of the building and (for a fee) go into the Botanical Gardens which were built to find...More

Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 15 July 2018

What’s not to love about an institution that’s more than 440 years old! Absolutely beautiful and ornately decorated buildings. Make sure to stand in the courtyard at the entrance to the Botanical gardens and look at the swirling design of cut brick on the left...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We visited the Botanical Gardens (where the tulip was first cultivate in The Netherlands) and from there visited the Observatory for a guided tour. This is available on Wednesdays and weekends at 10:30 a.m. They were kind enough to do it in English for us...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed an academic trip here and visited the university. I loved walking around the city which was picturesque and quieter than Amsterdam. Hortus botanicus charges a fee to go in and it was not that big. Overall would recommend visiting Leiden and the university...More

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We enjoyed the architecture and grounds of the university. It's located along a canal in the midst of a lively neighborhood.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As a member of staff I am free to visit the building and I do so often. Its a true gem of the University but also of the city.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

A nice setting by the cannal but nothing really special. It may be better on a sunnier day but still worth going to see.

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 19 October 2017

before visiting Botanical Garden we spent few minutes observing this building called Academiegebouw (Academic Building). I found it very interesting as a person who likes history and also importantly as an Indonesian. Leiden Univ. is the oldest university in the Netherlands and this building is...More

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