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Wall Poems of Leiden

Leiden, The Netherlands
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Note: each poem is written in the language it was written, so you may not be able to read many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
all subjects...all languages...leiden is more than visually poetic...

as you traverse the town you might begin to notice poems on the walls...they're all around the town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
isaac m
Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Note: each poem is written in the language it was written, so you may not be able to read many. Nicely presented

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as you traverse the town you might begin to notice poems on the walls...they're all around the town in many languages...treat yourself to some if you're not in TOO much of a hurry...the price is right...

Thank isaac m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the city centre often and I keep an eye for this always surprising poems that may show up. When I find one I take the time to read and think on the meaning of the poet. Always a meditating experience and a break...More

Thank zepedro99
Reviewed 5 April 2017

is riding around town and coming across all the poems on the sides of buildings...international and in the native tongue...so i don't understand ALL of them, but the ones i HAVE understood have, mostly, been worth the time/effort...

1  Thank isaac m
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable concept. Surprising to stumble on these around the town. Definitely worth a read. It is a great cultural idea and I love the fact they are in different languages. Check them out even if all you like is watching sports and...More

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 1 March 2017

On many different walls of different kinds of houses are shorter and longer poems painted. They exists in verious languages.

Thank feldmaus2017
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My children and I stopped off in Leiden after spending the day in the Delft, especially to look at some of the wall poems. I love art in public spaces that everyone can enjoy and this is unlike anything I've ever heard of before, an...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stop and look up on the stuccoed walls of buildings for poems that make you think and wonder. They are in different languages of Dutch, English, even Russian! It is nice to come upon a wall of poetry as you turn a corner, then stop...More

Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed 22 December 2016

hard to find, even locals could not point me in the right direction! Ended up finding it by chance... and then its literally just the one poem in dutch, written on the wall.

Thank karinapdesousa
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I noticed the wall poems when I was walking along. It was quite surprise for me to discover the poems in different languages. It was exciting to look for an other poem.

Thank Natalie L
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