out and about leiden city

molen de valk or the windmill museum is a must visit.
even if you don’t get to enter inside, jus seeing the mill is worth the sight.

leiden market is open on wednesdays and saturdays along the canal.
there are varieties of stalls with food, flowers, fruits and everything in between.
we bought some local food (didn’t know what it was called) and we ended up sitting by the canal; eating and watching people enjoy the sun and the boat)

it was so interesting watching people on their boats
‘coz apparently boats are like a status symbol
(there will be a separate post for boat life)
you own a boat if you are a rich person:)

bookshop‘s are always fun to visit.
this one had a good collection but
but we just browsed here…

outdoor cafes are just so inviting.
each has its nice own decor and charm

leiden city hall was damaged in a fire in 1929,
the facade is all that remains of its original construction.

leiden is also known as city of keys
and one can notice the key motif
in various corners of the city
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souvenir shops cannot be ignored
because that’s where we’ll find
the infamous dutch clogs.
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poetry on the wall
is a wonderful treasure
poems by various poets
in different languages are
find their voices in leiden walls

 

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