Talk:Leiden

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Link to "official portal"[edit]

shouldn't the 'official leiden portal' be www.leiden.nl rather than the obscure boogolinks?

Hendrik Jan

www.leiden.nl is already in the list (1st position), so a namechange for the boogolink might be more appropriate.

Jkruis 18:04, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Rijn Gouwe Lijn[edit]

Is the RGL the first lightrail in the Netherlands? It might have been the first one planned but it is certainly not the first one realized, certainly no the the moment Leiden is included in it.

--Fkvdmark 07:47, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

== userBox ==[edit]

FYI

Arms Leiden.jpg This user lives in Leiden

-Catneven 14:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Burcht = Motte & Bailey fortification[edit]

I think it is worth to mention that it is a motte & bailey citadel. More or less intact motte & bailey castles are quite rare in the Netherlands.Darth Viller (talk) 20:17, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Europe's first paper money?[edit]

Maybe this article could substantiate on the issuing of paper coins which were apparently made from Catholic bibles during the siege of Leiden in 1574. It's difficult to get more than a smidgin of information about this event, but 14,000 people died in this siege according to Banknote. More information would be excellent. Thanks. 86.42.115.6 (talk) 16:42, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Pesthuis[edit]

Under Other buildings: Another building of interest is the "pesthuis", which was built at that time [sic] - What time period is this?. The section would benefit from a cleanup edit; I hesitate to undertake it without having more and clearer content. -- Deborahjay (talk) 21:04, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Inhabitants[edit]

Under famous inhabitants also a certain Albert Einstein, (1879–1955, physicist) is mentioned. Still there's nothing about living in this town in the article about the person mentioned. Maybe he stayed there for a few weeks or months, but that doesn't really make somebody to a former inhabitant. (Or is John Lennon, who once stayed for a week in an Amsterdam Hilton bed, a former inhabitant of that town?) Anyway, citations, giving more information about this subject, certainly are demanded.--VKing (talk) 00:43, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

In case he indeed stayed there for while, this fact might be mentioned under Trivia.--VKing (talk) 01:32, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Siebold[edit]

Not sure why the name of Siebold listed on this page doesn't match that on his wikipedia page; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Franz_von_Siebold It didn't work so I just updated the weblink, but not the hypertext of his name —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.146.141.176 (talk) 15:54, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Leyden / Leiden[edit]

This is the English language wiki. Why isn't the English name of the town used? Rome is found under Rome, not Roma. Lisbon is found under Lisbon, not Lisboa. Why isn't Leyden found under its anglicised name?Jatrius (talk) 10:05, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Leyden used to be the Dutch name as well a long time ago. As far as I can quickly search Leiden is currently used in English as well (Merriam-Webster site, Google maps English version, etc.). Do you have any source that lists the current English name as Leyden instead of Leiden? CRwikiCA (talk) 16:31, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
A small addition, there is mention of Leyden as well in some English-language sources. I do not have the impression that Leyden is used over Leiden as often as for the case of Rome and Lisbon. If that would be the case, the article should be moved, I agree with you in that sense. CRwikiCA (talk) 16:35, 17 February 2013 (UTC)