Leiden castle

The hidden castle in the historic city center of Leiden

The hidden castle in the historic city center of Leiden


Hidden castle in the city center of Leiden

Leiden - Ten centuries ago, there was an important river crossing in the heart of Leiden, where the Old and New Rhine meet in the Stille Rijn. A lot of trade was conducted in this place. To secure their income, the people of Leiden built a 12-metre-high mound (motte) with a round castle on top.

Motte-and-bailey castle

The motte-and-bailey castle stands on Leiden's only hill and has survived many centuries. Of course, the castle no longer has a strategic function today. Due to economic prosperity and population growth, the castle has been completely surrounded by the city over time.

The castle hill and the castle are now a pleasant city park.
From the high walls you have a beautiful view of Leiden.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Leiden castle

    Address: Burgsteeg 14
    Postal code and City: 2312 JS  Leiden
    Region: Leiden
    Province/Region: Zuid-Holland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    The circular castle is somewhat hidden between houses in the city center. Admission is free.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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