During my short visit to the Netherlands, I had a chance to spend some time in Leiden and its suburbs Katwijk.
Katwijk is a small town just 15 minutes away by bus from Leiden.
It is situated at the coast of the North Sea,
Sea is always beautiful, even in nasty weather.
Leiden’s railway station connects the town by rail with Amsterdam.
Walking along Stationsweg early in the morning.
Leiden is a small town known for its old architecture, canals, bridges, and windmills.
Morning lights and quietness along the Steenschuur canal created a mystical atmosphere.
Good morning, Leiden.
A small side street opposite the Botanical Garden.
Arrived at the Leiden University.
Campus area. Leiden University is the oldest in the country, dating from 1575.
Charming rainy street.
At the entrance of Leiden Botanical Garden, the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands.
The Garden is full of visitors despite the cold weather. I stopped my exploration here due to lack of time.