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Leiden Castle is one of the oldest surviving examples of a castle in the Netherlands. The building is located in the middle of Leiden , where the two arms of the Rhine converge. The circular structure is located on a motte , an artificial mound, and can be entered through a sandstone gate.
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0.36km from Burcht van Leiden
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is a museum of the history of science and medicine, based in Leiden, Netherlands.The museum hosts a collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, but mainly from medicine, physics, and astronomy. The museum is located in a building that was originally a convent in central Leiden.
National Museum of Antiquities
0.45km from Burcht van Leiden
This is the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands, located in Leiden. It grew out of the collection of Leiden University and still closely co-operates with its Faculty of Archaeology.
Japan Museum SieboldHuis
0.54km from Burcht van Leiden
Japanmuseum SieboldHuis, is a museum on the Rapenburg in the Dutch city of Leiden . The museum displays objects that Philipp Franz von Siebold collected between 1823 and 1829 during his stay on Deshima , the Dutch trading settlement near Nagasaki in Japan . It also acts as a museum of Japanese culture.The SieboldHuis has a permanent exhibition of maps, rocks, animals and plants, utensils and art. In addition, changing exhibitions offer a varied program of Japanese art.
Museum De Lakenhal
0.55km from Burcht van Leiden
Museum De Lakenhal is the city museum of fine art and history in Leiden, Netherlands. One highlight is its collection of fijnschilder paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. The broad collection ranges from early works by Rembrandt van Rijn and Lucas van Leyden's Last Judgement to modern classics of De Stijl and artworks created by contemporary artists such as Claudy Jongstra, Atelier van Lieshout and many others.
Hortus Botanicus Leiden
0.56km from Burcht van Leiden
The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the Netherlands and was founded in 1590 at the Rapenburg in Leiden and owned by the university.The greenhouses with Victoria amazonica and other tropical plants, and the large collection of sub-tropical plants in the recently renovated Orangery and the new Winter Garden draw many visitors. The park itself is an oasis inside the old city, with many more interesting plants and trees.
Molen De Valk
0.74km from Burcht van Leiden
Molen De Valk is a scaffolding mill and museum on the Lammermarkt in the Dutch city of Leiden. The current stone scaffolding mill is the third mill that has stood on this site. In 1611 the post mill "De Valck" was built on the Valkenburger stronghold. Since 2 June 1966, the mill has been in use as a municipal mill museum. De Valk has been milling again since 2000. As of 1 June 2013, the Molenmuseum De Valk is part of Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken .
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South Holland is a province of the Netherlands with a population of over 3.7 million. Its capital city is The Hague, but its largest city is Rotterdam. Not only is the province a popular tourist destination, but it also happens to be one of the most densely populated and industrialized areas of the world.