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Leiden ( LY-dən, Dutch: [ˈlɛidə(n)] ; in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. The municipality of Leiden has a population of 119,713, 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 (12 miles) 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.
A university city since 1575, Leiden has been one of Europe's most prominent scientific centres for more than four centuries. Leiden is a typical university city, university buildings are scattered throughout the city and the many students from all over the world give the city a bustling, vivid and international atmosphere. Many important scientific discoveries have been made here, giving rise to Leiden's motto: ‘City of Discoveries’. The city houses Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, and Leiden University Medical Center. Leiden University is one of Europe's top universities, with thirteen Nobel Prize winners.



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Rijnlandse Roede (The Rhenish Rod) 20180.5kmsite_ao
De Leidse Zeemijn (Leiden’s Naval Mine) 20200.4kmsite_ao
WW2: Resistance in Leiden en nl 0.5kmsite_izi
OWL citywalk 2019 en 0.7kmsite_izi
Leiden OWL 2017 en 0.8kmsite_izi
Explore Leiden! en 1.2kmsite_izi
Einstein’s Chair 20201.1kmsite_ao
Burcht van Leiden 20190.3kmsite_ao
Museum Depot 20190.7kmsite_ao
Graveyard Groenesteeg 20190.6kmsite_ao
‘Bagage’ 20191.1kmsite_ao
Willebrord Snellius’ Grave 20160.7kmsite_ao
Leiden Gunpowder Disaster Memorial 20150.7kmsite_ao
The Old Leiden Belltower 20150.5kmsite_ao
The Old Leiden Belltower 20150.5kmsite_ao
Hooglandse Kerk Clock 20160.3kmsite_ao
Greccio Museum of Devotional Items 20120.4kmsite_ao
Gebouw Leidsch Dagblad Elephant Drainpipe 20151.1kmsite_ao
Masonic Temple Loge La Vertu 20160.5kmsite_ao
Leiden Stones 20150.5kmsite_ao
The Wall Poems of Leiden 20130.2kmsite_ao
Leiden Observatory 20151.1kmsite_ao
The Hidden Eschers of Leiden 20150.5kmsite_ao
The Hidden Eschers of Leiden 20150.5kmsite_ao
Hortus Botanicus Leiden 20131kmsite_ao
Museum Boerhaave 20090.6kmsite_ao
Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory Plaque 20190.7kmsite_ao
Leiden’s Monumental Urinal 20190.3kmsite_ao
Gravensteen’s Whipping Pole 20190.7kmsite_ao
Bakkerssteeg Street Sign 20190kmsite_ao
Leiden’s Floating Christmas Market 20180.4kmsite_ao
Victoria Amazonica 20181kmsite_ao
The Rhenish Rod 20180.5kmsite_ao
Where Science Meets Wall Art 20170.6kmsite_ao
Where the Heineken Star Came From 20170.7kmsite_ao
Temple of Taffeh 20180.8kmsite_ao
Zweetkamertje (Sweat Room) 20160.9kmsite_ao
Hidden Basement in Smit 20180.4kmsite_ao
Bibliotheca Thysiana 20180.8kmsite_ao
Societeit Minerva 0.6kmsite_brutalism

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