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Wall poems Leiden

The poems (all languages, English, Arabic, Russian etc.), Painted on many walls in Leiden are very... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Fascinating and photogenic

It's lovely to stumble across these poems, quotes and proverbs in various different styles... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The poems (all languages, English, Arabic, Russian etc.), Painted on many walls in Leiden are very much worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emmiepoutsma
Reviewed 1 January 2019

It's lovely to stumble across these poems, quotes and proverbs in various different styles, languages and media as you wander round Leiden. There's probably a trail map, but we found it fun to just stumble across them unexpectedly as we explored the town.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Devon1964
Reviewed 16 September 2018

As we walked around the city you come across many painted poems in lots of different languages. It was really interesting to read them.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

During our walk through Leiden, I saw beautiful poems on several large walls, high in the sky. The poems were written in different languages. It is original art in the city. Just great!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCreiziger
Reviewed 6 August 2018

As we toured the city by foot you can see many nicely painted poems in about 15-18 languages. Some are just written and some also include style to the poem's format. It was fun to read some and see what thoughts are around the city....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Such a unique idea and such a simple way to bring poetry, art and literature into one’s everyday life! Started in 1992 with the first poem – in Russian by Marina Tsvetaeva, there are now more than 110 poems! Some are straightforward and basic while...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 23 June 2018

A long term project to create poems painted onto Buildings in every language ... Beautiful, elegant and democratic...one of the reasons I visited.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you like poetry this is a must-see: a nice walk through very diverse and not so tourist-minded parts of Leiden past beautifully calligraphed wall paintings of samples of world poetry, from Sappho to modern Japanese verse and much in between. A great way to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hubert T
Reviewed 15 June 2018

These poems can be found on walls throughout the town, in different languages. Very cool and interesting, great for an important center of learning.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Leiden is a beautiful,student city and our favorite in the Netherlands.As one explore this beautiful city you will come across many wall poems which adds a special touch to Leiden.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from zepedro99 | Reviewed this property |
There are many of these poems. I seem to remember being told that they are close to 100. The best thing is to contact VVV, the Dutch tourist office that is just in front of the railway central station in Leiden. They used... More