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The Dutch city of Leiden is home to some of the most idyllic scenery in the country, located just 20km from The Hague and only 40km from Amsterdam. Make the most of your visit by taking your pick from our selection of hotels in Leiden below. In the 16th Century the city was under siege from the Spanish for several months, forcing residents to use prayer book pages stamped with coins as a currency when real silver coins ran dry. This became the first instance of paper money being issued in Europe. The siege is still celebrated annually on the 3rd of October. Both the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of Ethnology are found in the city, providing more info on the area and the Netherlands as a whole. Much of the 16th & 17th Century town centre is still intact, allowing visitors to see what the city would have looked like hundreds of years ago. Throughout the centre you will find poetry painted on the side of buildings, creating
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