Tag Archives: Leiden

Twenty Churches in Twenty Days

We visited 20 churches on our trip to Europe last May. Here’s the breakdown by country: Switzerland 4, France 1, Germany 11, Netherlands 1, and Belgium 3. And by denomination: Roman Catholic 12, Lutheran /Evangelical 5, Presbyterian 2, Old Catholic … Continue reading

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De Valk Windmill in Leiden

I guess we’re windmill junkies. On our first trip to Ireland in 2002 we stayed for a week in Holywood, County Down with our cousins Henry and Geraldine. One day they took us to Ballycopeland on the Ards peninsula to … Continue reading

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Hartebrugkerk in Leiden

We visited twenty churches on our European vacation last May but only one in The Kingdom of the Netherlands: Hartebrugkerk (Hart Bridge Church) in Leiden. The church is so named because it was built next to the bridge over the … Continue reading

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Walking around Leiden

Leiden is a city in South Holland of about 120,000 people (330,000 including suburbs). It lies near the coast about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Amsterdam and about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) northeast of The Hague. Leiden is a … Continue reading

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