The Old Castle (De Burcht)

Leiden Holland Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

One of the most famous landmarks in Leiden Holland is its old Castle (De Burcht). Dating back to the 12th century, the castle was built on a "motte" or artificial hill that once overlooked the old Rhine.

Old Castle in Leiden Netherlands (De Burcht)
De Burcht Castle in Leiden Netherlands

The Leiden castle was originally used mainly as a refuge from flooding.  Today, visitors to Leiden can enjoy panoramic views of the community from De Burcht castle.

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