|Greetings from Leiden, Holland - THE NETHERLANDS|
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Greetings from Leiden - NETHERLANDS
The only card of the day is a official POSTCROSSING postcard from Leiden in The Netherlands, best known for its University and for beeing the birthplace of the great Dutch painter Rembrandt. Thank you Wilma, I briefly passed by your city last summer (I remember the beautiful historic city center, but specially a amazing Cuban Restaurant where I ate a bunch of tapas with a super cold beer). This postcard took 24 days to arrive!
Leiden is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. The municipality of Leiden has a population of about 120,000, but the city forms one densely connected urban area with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp and Voorschoten. A university city since 1575, Leiden houses Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Centre. It is twinned with Oxford, the location of England's oldest university.