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Tuesday 30 June 2009

Boat tour and walk around Leiden

sunny 24 °C

Our first whole day in the Netherlands. We had a relaxing morning and then biked into the centre of Leiden, and walked around the northwest corner of the city.

After walking through RembrandtPlaats, an area dedicated to Rembrandt, we crossed the Rhine and saw our first windmill in Leiden called "de Put".

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Windmill "de Put"

We walked past new and old buildings, canals, cobbled streets and saw bikes everywhere! We walked through one of the two remaining gates to the old city, which have been restored.

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One of the gates, the Morspoort

We took a boat tour around the canals in glorious sunshine. We had to keep our heads down because some of the bridges were very low and there was just enough room for the specially designed boat to get under.

Posted by TheDorsey5 03:18 Archived in Netherlands Tagged family_travel

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Cool! Wish I could go there...

by XchristaX

just googled maps and leiden and put the link on mis magics site so we can join you exploring the canals
hope jennifer has some good stories to tell when you get back

by piersdad

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