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De Burcht

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Good view

If you want to look over Leiden, this is the place to do it. A great view of the skyline. A little... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Interesting and free to visit

This is the remains of an old castle / fort and fairly interesting to see. If you climb to the top... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
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All reviews nice view small castle easy climb spiral staircase nice place to visit walk up sunny day worth the climb middle ages vantage point worth a visit interesting history fort mound wall citadel structure
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good view of the city. Setting is romantic and it is highly recommended to visit it during the sunset or at night so you can truly appreciate the looks

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank georgevin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to look over Leiden, this is the place to do it. A great view of the skyline. A little steep on the incline, but manageable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vixen1966
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the few high points in Leiden, built in 11th century. Fun to walk up, all the way up on the wall, where you have a beautiful view of the whole city of Leiden. Worth the visit, and you can stop for a drink...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sholm
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Unusual to find a hill in the Netherlands. We climbed up in the cold and wet. You could see a little of the city but there are lots of things blocking your view. There wasn't any information to tell you about it. May as well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amcs1983
Reviewed 15 October 2018

De Burcht is free to visit and the plaques placed around the structure give an interesting history of the place. It also offers lovely views of the city. There are cafes situated at the base of the structure that you would never see if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kengolf12
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Tried it twice and everytime I get sick. It just is no good. The site is nice but the food; forget it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johannesb231
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Not a major feature and hidden between buildings but worth a visit as part of a walk around the centre of Leiden. We had assumed that it was remains of a defensive motte and bailey but found that was built as flood protection in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is the remains of an old castle / fort and fairly interesting to see. If you climb to the top you have a great view of the city. This is not the easiest attraction to find. Free admission.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Historic fortified man made mound with circular fort on top. Bit of a climb to get to the fort although you can take the path to avoid the steps. The singular circular metal stairs to the top of the fort are tricky with people going...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A historical fort Burcht, in the city center,was built on 11th century,on an artificial hill with many stairs to climb to enjoy 360 degrees city view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ayelet29
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galit h
6 August 2015|
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Response from GobboE | Reviewed this property |
It is located right in the middle of the city center, a bit hidden away besides the Public Library. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the central station. You can also take a bus to Breestraat (many busses go there): it is a... More