The Wall Poems of Leiden

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The Wall Poems of Leiden


100 poems grace the walls of the city of Leiden

Leiden - What started with a single poem on a wall in 1992, has been picked up by the community. Today, more than 100 poems can be found on the walls throughout the University town of Leiden.

The poems are all hand-painted. Most of them are in Dutch, but some are in English or in another language such as the curvy Lantara script. Another poem is the oldest known Dutch text, written by a Flemish monk in 1100.

Shape poems

Some poems have shapes like the tornado poem or the spike poem.

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    Adress and visitor information

    The Wall Poems of Leiden

    Address: Op 100 plaatsen in het centrum
    Postal code and City: 2312 KP  Leiden
    Province/Region: Zuid-Holland
    Web: Muurgedichten in Leiden

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    Keep your eyes open! The poems are written on walls throughout the whole city centre of Leiden. A downloadable walking tour is available.

    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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