Friday, September 23, 2011

Leiden

Yesterday we headed to Leiden on the train. We bought a guidebook and did a walking tour of the town. There were lots of attractive housed and canals.

 It was exciting to see a windmill!

 Rembrandt was born and educated here and the house lasted until the early 20th century and then it was pulled down to extend a building. What a shame. This plaque marks the spot!

 Saw a little bit of patchwork in one of the shops.
 We climbed up high to the citadel to check out the view.
We were lucky and it didn't rain! We enjoyed morning tea in a little cafe on our walk and just had to try the dutch apple pie!

1 comment:

janelle said...

Hope your leg is holding up with all the walking. Sounds and looks like a very charming place.