Leiden, Holland

 

 

I was in Leiden with Muriel for ‘Leidens Ontzet,’ a festival celebrating the end of the Spanish siege of the city in 1574. That sounds like a pretty good reason for a party, even if it was almost 450 years ago!

Leidens Ontzet is an annual tradition, and it happens on October 2-3 every year. There are crowds of cheerful people, food, live music and beer, and it’s definitely a great time to visit Leiden!
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