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City of Leiden, Holland


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Leiden is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. The municipality of Leiden had a population of 123,856 in August 2017, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude with 206,647 inhabitants. The Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) further includes Katwijk in the agglomeration which makes the total population of the Leiden urban agglomeration 270,879, and in the larger Leiden urban area also Teylingen, Noordwijk, and Noordwijkerhout are included with in total 348,868 inhabitants. Leiden is located on the Oude Rijn, at a distance of some 20 kilometres from The Hague to its south and some 40 km (25 mi) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden.
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  • History 

  • Siege of 1420 

  • 16th to 18th centuries 

  • 19th and 20th centuries 

  • Leiden today 

  • Rivers, canals and parks 

  • Buildings of interest 

  • Fortifications 

  • Churches 

  • University buildings 

  • Other buildings 

  • Public transport 

  • Public thinking & Public Service 

  • The Arts 

  • Science 

  • Sport 

  • Twin cities – sister cities 

  • Miscellaneous 

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