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Leyden – an ancient city located between Hague and Amsterdam in the Rhine Valley. He is known for artists such as Lucas Van Leyden, Jean Stenen and Remembrandt Van Reyna, as well as the botanist Cluysius, who first grew the oldest tulips in Holland and founded the oldest botanical garden in the world.

Here is the university where the famous French philosopher and mathematician René Deccaert taught, Equally illustrious figures, such as Queen Beatrix and William-Alexander, prémonito of the Throne of England, studied there.

Having obtained the rights of a city in 1266, Leyden gradually became one of the wealthiest cities in the country. In fact, the right to build the university was won by the city after a heroic resistance by the inhabitants to the Spanish invasion. The Spanish had twice conquered the city during the War of Independence, which lasted 80 years and they could not conquer it because King William of Orange had ordered the dams to be breached and the Spanish had to withdraw. In order to avoid Leydens flooding, the citys canals were filled in 1960, About 200 of the canals are still there, and they are visible today.

The excursion route, which begins at the train station and ends at Rehbrundt Park, is named for a famous resident of the city. There are a lot of special features here. The citys panorama, which can be seen from the platform of the De Vaulque Mill. Ëàëênháël – it is a municipal museum. This museum is housed in a building that formerly housed a dairy farm. The museum has pictures of the city and famous artists who are related to Leyden. The finest example of a Renaissance structure is the Hausawein House, and the most ancient structure is the castle, built in 1550, which had a defensive function. It is located on an island in the middle of the River Rhine.

Leyden was considered a city of the faithful, and it was in the church that the holy fathers of the pilgrims, who later moved to America, hid from the judgment of the King of England. Materials about this event can be seen in the documentary center of the city. Across from it is the former Greenstone Penitentiary. Its worth looking at the palaces along the Greenburgh Channel and the old university building with its magnificent facade.

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  • Air quality: 29 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 120,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 13x13m 169m per person
  • GDP: $45,753 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 39 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Lebara
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
  • Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
  • Apartment listings: Pararius
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Launchdesk
  • Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
  • Best hospital: LUMC
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Transavia
  • Best intl air carrier: KLM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2400
  • Monthly costs for family: $5000
  • Monthly costs for local: $1450
  • Meal: $18
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6
  • Coffee: $4.5

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