Leiden: University, Garden, and sea

During my short visit to the Netherlands, I had a chance to spend some time in Leiden and its suburbs Katwijk.

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Katwijk is a small town just 15 minutes away by bus from Leiden.

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It is situated at the coast of the North Sea,

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Sea is always beautiful, even in nasty weather.

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Leiden’s railway station connects the town by rail with Amsterdam.

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Walking along Stationsweg early in the morning.

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Leiden is a small town known for its old architecture, canals, bridges, and windmills.

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Morning lights and quietness along the Steenschuur canal created a mystical atmosphere.

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Good morning, Leiden.

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A small side street opposite the Botanical Garden.

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Arrived at the Leiden University.

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Campus area. Leiden University is the oldest in the country, dating from 1575.

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Charming rainy street.

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At the entrance of Leiden Botanical Garden, the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands.

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The Garden is full of visitors despite the cold weather. I stopped my exploration here due to lack of time.

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