The Castle of Leiden

Local nameDe Burcht
LocationLeiden, Netherlands

The Burcht van Leiden is an old shell keep in Leiden constructed in the 11th century. It is located at the spot where two tributaries of the Rhine come together, the Oude Rijn and the Nieuwe Rijn. The structure is on top of a motte, and is today a public park.

Tags MedievalCastleFortificationView PointFree
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Opening hours

The castle is freely accessible during daytime.

More information and contact


More information at

Address 16 Burgsteeg, Leiden 2312JS, Netherlands

Coordinates 52°9'32.358" N 4°29'32.735" E

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