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This vibrant university city is home to a notable 17C historic center, many museums, cultural monuments, and fine historic architecture.

Leiden has been a university city since 1575, housing Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, and Leiden University Medical Centre. The two branches of the Old Rhine, which enter Leiden on the east, unite in the centre of the town. The town is further intersected by numerous small canals with tree-bordered quays. The town is home to several parks and gardens, including the Hortus Botanicus and other gardens, the Leidse Hout park, which contains a small deer park, and the Van der Werf Park. Much of the 16th- and 17th-century town centre is still intact, making it the 2nd largest 17th-century town centre in the Netherlands.
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