Leiden, city of culture and knowledge
Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage. Everyting that characterises Leiden's Golden Age heritage survives to this day: the picturesque historic city centre still holds its landmarkes from that time in the form of beautiful city mansions by age old canals. Also, Leiden is among the most prominent scientific knowledge centres in Europe. The university holds a global top ranking in law and languages, as well as in a broad range of medical, archeological and physics research, appearing in the top 80 best universities of four internationally leading rankings.