This is the city of the key. The two branches of the Oude Rijn gather in the city center. Like most Dutch cities it is crossed by canals. It features Aalmarkt and fishmarket streets, as well as a varied market, with stalls selling good cheeses, pastries and breads, as well as clothing and other items. It also has some nice bars and breweries, and nearby there are large stuffed potatoes which can be eaten a thoughsan ways. A good place to stop for lunch is near Wolsteeg street in a narrow pedestrian street mall. Keep in mind when traveling to Holland that Visa, master card, and American Express can't really be used. The card used is the MASTER, so be careful when planning the trip and bring cash to avoid surprises, such as car parks.
Situated in the city of Leiden. We left the train station, left our bikes in the parking place, which was huge, with two levels. We crossed the street and found this touristic armchair opposite the information center. We looked at the details of the reproduction of the couch and saw the symbol of the city, city-key (Sleutelstad in Dutch), Its origin dates back to the year 1293 with the patron saint of the city "the Apostal Pedro".
Pesyn and his wife (Marie le Mahieu 1578-1650) built a place of worship. The inscription reads "Here you can see the ruins of a cabin in ruins by a childless couple, well built structure for poor foreigners who were expelled from their homeland and lived in peace here." The couple was married in 1605. Marie was the widow of Jean de Lannoy - a distinguished family of Flemish Brabant Tourcoing 1570-1604 - of whom he had two sons and a daughter, Jean Pesyn of Tournai and had no children. The house corresponds to the Congregation of the Church of France - and it is located in the Kernhoff Pieters area. They were the founders of a hospice, which they opened in 1609, and its aim was to house persecuted Huguenots in its grounds consisting of twelve houses. In America, their younger son was the founder of the noble house of the Lannoys.