The Pleasure of Vacationing in Leiden

In the world of tourism, the name of a Dutch country is a familiar name. This one country can be said to be one of the countries in Europe that pretty much get tourist visits. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Europe, the Dutch country does offer a different panoramic beauty.

The country that gets the nickname as the country of the windmill does have a lot of types of tourism that we can visit. The beauty of the tourist location presented by this one country is not inferior to other tourist destinations in Europe. Besides having various types of tourist sites that are quite famous. Another thing that makes this country quite famous, is the facilities it provides for travelers who come.

This time we will discuss one of the most famous tourist cities in the Netherlands. We will discuss some tourist attractions in Leiden that we can visit. This city is one of the destinations that can be said to be quite interesting. There are several tourist locations that we can visit, such as

1. Hortus Botanicus Leiden

 The first tourist spot in Leiden that we discussed is a location that can be said to be very important. This one tourist site is a botanical garden that is very important not only for the city of Leiden but also for the Netherlands. The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Even this one botanical garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. So it is not surprising that this one botanical garden is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Netherlands.

Every day there are many visitors who come to enjoy the beauty and coolness of this one botanical garden. The Hortus Botanicus Leiden itself was first built in the 1590s. Collection of plants and various kinds of specimens in the Hortus Botanicus Leiden can be quite complete.

Collection of each type of plant and specimens that are very closely related to the help of the Dutch East India Company or many know it as VOC. This one botanical garden indeed cannot be denied to have a beauty that cannot be ignored.

2. National Museum of Antiquities

 As one of the tourist cities in Europe, the name Leiden is indeed very famous. This city might be said to be one of the cities that has quite a lot of museums. one of the many museums that we can visit is the National Museum of Antiquities. Besides often referred to as the National Museum of Antiquities this museum itself is also called the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. The collections in this museum are mostly various kinds of objects originating from ancient Egypt, ancient Roman, ancient Greece and developments from the Dutch country itself.

The collection owned by this museum can be said to be very complete and certainly will be very interesting for those who like various kinds of things related to history. At least we can take a vacation while learning and getting to know various kinds of world civilization.

The National Museum of Antiquities has a very close relationship with the University of Leiden. In fact, this museum is one of the study sites for archeology students at the museum.

3. National Museum of Ethnology

 This one tourist spot in Leiden is still a fairly well-known museum. This museum is also called the National Museum of Ethnology. This tourist site is one of the museums that collect various kinds of objects related to the cultures of various nations. This museum can be said to be one of the largest ethnological museums in the world.

The museum itself was first opened in 1837, of course, the development and collection of objects in this museum are closely related to the VOC at that time. Before being referred to as the National Museum of Ethnology museum this one was nicknamed the Japonicum Museum.

This is because the core of the museum’s first collection was various types of items originating from Japan at that time. One of the inspirations for the formation of this museum is a book originating from China regarding various objects made in man if you visit Leiden, there is no harm in coming to this museum.

4. De Lakenhal Museum

 For those who like the world of art and art, the De Lakenhal Museum is one location that cannot be abandoned. This one museum can be said as one of the tourist destinations in Leiden which is quite famous. In addition to having various kinds of art collections that are very interesting. The museum also serves a cafe that provides various types of typical Dutch food that can be enjoyed by visitors.

The building of the museum itself has existed in 1640. However, this building became a museum in 1870 as a city museum. The collections owned by the museum itself are mostly paintings originating from famous painters Leiden and also the Netherlands. if you have the opportunity to visit Leiden, there is no harm in including this museum as one of the purposes of your visit.

5. Pieterskerk

 Beautiful, majestic with a gothic feel that is very thick is this one tourist destination. As one of the tourist attractions in Leiden, Pieterskerk church is a fairly important building. This church is one of the oldest churches in the Netherlands, based on historical data that this church has been around since 1100. Pieterskerk can be categorized as one of the most beautiful churches in Europe that is very dear to miss.

Lots of art objects are neatly stored in this church. Besides that this one church also has a lot of interior designs that are very beautiful and also charming. Although it can be a spiritual tourism activity, the church itself can also be freely visited by other tourists.