Beautiful and Peace Leiden (day 3)

Beautiful and Peace Leiden (day 3)

bapakku di leiden borrow us 2 train cards. So Ning and I can top up and use it while we're traveling around the netherland. For first time, I am topping up 15 euro. Ning used conventional way by coming to the cashier locket. While I used digital way by swiping my visa card via ticket machine.
We move from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leiden by train after getting some pictures in front of the airport.
It took around 15 minutes from schiphol to one station before Leiden. we have to transit here. Then it took 10 minutes to Leiden.
All the way we enjoy the view of green fields. But there's no more blooming tulips because it's mid of June. Tulip already blooming at April.

trains and any public transportation in the Netherlands are so clean, neat, comfortable. Anyone using them with a great consciousness to keep them well.
Many dutch keep silence in their activities including staying at trains without any noise. So everyone else can study, read, work with the laptop, etc while they are moving with the train to their offices, schools, campus etc.

We arrived at Leiden Central when sky is still bright. By the way on this time's journey, we don't worry at all because In this summer, we have longer day than the night. Sunset will happen at 10 pm, and sunrise at 4 am. So we have many times to make activities while 2 weeks on europe.

old classic building architectures welcome us when we walk down the street from Leiden Central to our home at Leiden.
In the end of our Europe trip, the canal tour guide also mention about some architecture house type. I record and upload it at YouTube account diannafi also.

The most buildings has their own large yard so they have enough space for pedestrian to enjoy the architecture.

we won't waste times. so after cleaning up by taking a bath with frozen water like ice (even the weather is hot) we take a walk from home into Leiden University campuses.
It is so wonderful because we can enjoy the very bright blue sky, the very fresh green trees and the very clean neat roads and pedestrian, the very beautiful building architecture and finally the windmill. Yeaaaach.

we take pictures in every corner of the Leiden city. Below the statue, any street signs, near the bridges and canals, in front of any interesting building facades, etc

the proportion and composition between the canal, the boat, the bridge, the buildings, the road, the skyline, the trees, the landmark syncs together making the beautiful rhyme. Like hearing a beautiful song inside my heart while enjoying wonderful paintings right in front of our naked eyes. No editing, no falsehood, no artificiality. All so pure, so essential, so original, so native, so genuine.

Leiden has 13 fantastic museums all in walking distance of one another.
Dinosaur skeletons, masterpieces by Rembrandt and Lievens, Wajang puppets from Indonesia, the medical history of bloodletting and breast prosthetics, an Egyptian temple, treasures from Japan and everything about the relief of Leyden: you will find all of this and more in Leiden's museums.

Rembrandt is one of the greatest painters that has ever lived, and he was born in Leiden. Known for his ingenious use of light and shadow, and his life like portraits.

Looking over Het Galgenwater an the Rembrandt Bridge
Looking over Het Galgenwater and the Rembrandt Bridge
Rembrandt was born as a simple millers son. But it quickly showed that he was not made for a life as a miller. He showed little interest in the academic arts. All he wanted to do was paint.

There are many attractions and stories left from Rembrandt's 17th century Leiden. Walk in his footsteps and visit the place where he was born, his Latin school, his church, and much more!

we can (and ought to) practically follow a young Rembrandt’s footsteps around Leiden, starting with a walk around Rembrandt Bridge and Rembrandt Park; the park is very near the Weddesteeg, where the Dutch Master was born – you’ll find a statue and gable stone marking his birthplace. Then walk through his home neighbourhood of the Pieterskwartier via the grand Rapenburg canal, and visit Pieterskerk – this deconsecrated church has some stunning epitaphs, tombstones and artifacts on display. Next head to the Latin School where Rembrandt was educated, and Leiden University where he was briefly enrolled. From there, visit Jacob van Swanenburg’s workshop where Rembrandt started an apprenticeship – Jan Steen would later move almost next door, and you can see a gable stone there commemorating that. Rembrandt soon took his own studio at Kort Galgewater, near the Stadstimmerwerf, and instructed a generation of painters. Leiden's Gerrit Dou was the first of these, and his teacher’s influence is abundantly clear in his work, something you can see for yourself at Museum De Lakenhal.

Even from the first glance it is clear - Leiden is the city of nice buildings, glorious edifices and wonderful architecture. To help visitors see the best of the best, some people created the particular guide. It will lead us to old and modern buildings, dedicated to social service, science and religion. The places are of true interest for the whole family with any work specialty or hobby.

While standing on the Rembrandt Bridge (1), the river Rhine flows beneath you. This is the river that Rembrandt owns his last name to, since the Dutch name for Rhine is Rijn.

From this bridge you have a beautiful view. On the north side of it you see a windmill. This is a windmill similar to the windmill Rembrandt's parents used to own. Windmill de Put as it is called is a reconstruction from 1619 and used to grind grain in to flour.

If you look towards the east, the streets are called Het Galgenwater of the Gallow Waters. It was here where criminals where hung to send a message to anyone entering the city, that criminal activity was not tolerated.

Some place in front of Leiden University KLTV area is under constructed. I am glad to found some architectural drawings presentation that plastered on long standing wall which fence of and guarding the project.

The KITLV (The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) was set up in 1851. The edifice is included in the architecture heritage of Leiden. It has an interesting shape when seen from above - a cube with one missing angle. The institute also has two exotic gardens at the entrance. Overall it is designed in early modern style with slight Gothic influences.

In the 1990s the European Union built the new edifice for the Council called the Justus Lipsius building in honour of the Flemish philologist and humanist from the sixteenth century. The Lipsius building is a modern structure built on several levels; it is made of steel and glass and is one of the most important buildings in Leiden.

The Lipsius builing is the main building of the Humanities Faculty (Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen) of Leiden University.
I also make video when I go thorough this interior building, and upload it to my You Tube channel: diannafi. Take a look there and feel the experience.

Justus Lipsius was a Flemish philologist, philosopher and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series books. The eleven years that Lipsius spent in Leiden were the period of his greatest productivity.

bike riding skill that mastered by dutch probably the important influence which inspire them to ride this life in balance. 

De Valk is a tower mill and museum in Leiden, Netherlands. The current tower mill is the third mill built at this location. In 1611 the post mill "De Valck" was built, and in 1667 it was replaced by a wooden post mill. In 1743 a higher tower mill was built. De Valk originally was equipped with six mill stones

Leiden University Library is a library founded in 1575 in Leiden, Netherlands. It is regarded as a significant place in the development of European culture: it is a part of a small number of cultural centres that gave direction to the development and spread of knowledge during the Enlightenment.

In the front hall near the library entrance, we can find out some showcases which exhibit some cultures from another country. It periodically change.
When I visit this Leiden University Library, there are Laligo, Diponegoro and some others culture also heritage from Indonesia. Very proud!

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