Koornbrug (Corn Bridge) in Leiden
12 Jul, 2013 | From Gerda of Netherlands
The Koornbrug (Corn Bridge) from 1642 in the old Dutch city of Leiden is the place where people traded corn. Leiden is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. Leiden is located on the Old Rhine, in a distance of some 18 km from The Hague in its South and some 45 km from Amsterdam in its North. Its number of inhabitants is about 120,000.
The town is further intersected by numerous small canals with tree-bordered quays.
Because of the economic decline from the 17th to the early 20th century, much of the 16th and 17th century town centre is still intact. It's reportedly the second largest 17th century town centre in the Netherlands, the largest being Amsterdam's town centre.