Trade centre

This bridge is called the Visbrug (Fishbridge), where the Rhine rivers come together and therefore the true heart of Leiden.

This place has probably been inhabited for the longest time.

The water entered the city here en therefore it was the purest for brewing beer.

That’s why there are traditionally many bars and cafes on the Nieuwe Rijn.

From the bridge you can see a building whose facade is decorated with a scale.

In this building, the Waag, all goods were required to be weighed before they could be traded.

It was very important for a city to own a weigh house!

Around the corner of the Waag you can find the Boterhal (Butterhall).

Search for the gablestone.

How many butter-barrels do you see in the right corner?

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