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Wall Poems of Leiden

Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 513 1389
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Wall Poems of Leiden

If you like poetry this is a must-see: a nice walk through very diverse and not so tourist-minded... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hubert T
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These poems can be found on walls throughout the town, in different languages. Very cool and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like poetry this is a must-see: a nice walk through very diverse and not so tourist-minded parts of Leiden past beautifully calligraphed wall paintings of samples of world poetry, from Sappho to modern Japanese verse and much in between. A great way to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These poems can be found on walls throughout the town, in different languages. Very cool and interesting, great for an important center of learning.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Leiden is a beautiful,student city and our favorite in the Netherlands.As one explore this beautiful city you will come across many wall poems which adds a special touch to Leiden.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Being someone that loves poetry, this is one of my favorite aspects of Leiden! its an absolutely beautiful city, and perfect to walk around looking for murals/poems. They are in Dutch though mostly (except for an E.E. cummings poem that I remember) so it may...More

1  Thank Alexis W
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

especially now, all these years later, that i can understand so MANY of them, since i speak a number of lingos...(a diluted form of the word 'lengua'...them gringos pollute EVERYthing they CAN! ; - ) but some of them write beautiful poetry...along with soooo many...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

There are many, many of these poems painted on walls throughout the city: from North to South, East to West, you can find them at all corners. They are unique, and when destroyed (because a wall neads repairing or so) it will not be replaced....More

1  Thank EvHoof
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

You can get a map that shows where all the poems are, but it is fun if you have time, to just discover them as you tour the city. It was a great idea of whom ever to do this! Not all in Dutch; many...More

Thank Terri J
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

As you walk around around Leiden for the first time you notice a large "Wall Poem" painted on a wall above you. It is a extract of a poem with the author cited. Then you see another - in a different language. There is, I...More

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

How lovely to see these wall poems pop up in a variety of places as I wandered the streets of Leiden. Great diversity of languages and poets.

Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

A great idea that is adding up to the charm of Leiden. You will find poems in different languages all over the buildings in the old town. Just try to keep your head up and looking for them and you will see they are everywhere.

Thank Vladimir1998
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Response from zepedro99 | Reviewed this property |
There are many of these poems. I seem to remember being told that they are close to 100. The best thing is to contact VVV, the Dutch tourist office that is just in front of the railway central station in Leiden. They used... More
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