We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Societeit de Burcht

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 71 514 2389

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 403 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 55
  • 82
    Very good
  • 34
  • 3
  • 0
Nice to visit and enjoy the view

Nice to visit and enjoy the view. Holds a very big historical importance for the city around the time of the 80 year war. Also enjoy the view around the city.

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Michiel C
Rosmalen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 174: English reviews
Leiden, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just under the famous and historical defencive wall there is a great place to meet up. Lots of musical events thru the year in the classical and jazz/pop range. In fact it's 2 places: a restaurant and celebration (wedings etc) venue and a grand café. Nice terras if nice wheather.

Thank Luc v
Rosmalen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Level Contributor
271 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit and enjoy the view. Holds a very big historical importance for the city around the time of the 80 year war. Also enjoy the view around the city.

Thank Michiel C
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
50 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Be sure not to miss this place in your Leiden tour. It offers one of a kind view of the city and the near cathedrals. If you love nice photos, then this is a must visit place. Skip it and you will regret it. I was there approx 2 hrs before sunset and the light and view were excellent.

Thank George_Rusev
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It took me a little while to find it since the entrance goes through an alley first, but oh, how beautiful it was at dawn! And a great view of the city as well, in fact, one of the few places where you can actually have a proper panoramic view!

Thank karinapdesousa
Level Contributor
58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This structure is in the middle of the town, you can just to there to rest, or to have a good sightseing point over Leiden. There is also a bar near there, if you want to buy something to eat or drink!

Thank Alessio M
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Level Contributor
110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Has a lovely all round view of Leiden, from a HILL! This is pretty unusual in the very flat Netherlands, and I think this is a man-made hill, but it is worth the very short climb. Some plaques with local history when you walk around the top, but it is really the view that is entrancing.

Thank AnnenJimEuropeTrip
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It can be a little tricky to find but if you ask someone he can point you to the right direction. It's next to the public library. Nice enough place , interesting that it was built by humans , it has a nice view but it's not something too special. If you are at leiden and you have time you... More 

Thank Anastasia-Sofia A
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A fairly stand-out feature of the city, but it seems to lack any real investment in discussing the history of the place, or providing more information for tourists. Due to this it would be a fairly short visit.

Thank Alan M
Level Contributor
73 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A former keep that housed the people in times of trouble. Climb up the stone steps and enter inside the brick structure. Inside is an old well, now covered. Climb the iron staircase for some great views of Leiden. As you walk the circumference, there are plaques in Dutch and English talking about the history of the city and the... More 

1 Thank coolcatToronto
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
326 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Kind of impressive that this is the biggest hill that you can see - and it was entirely man-made in the 11th century. The remains of a castle (only the outer wall) are on the top of the hill, climbing up affords beautiful views of the city. It took us a bit to find the entrance - the stairs are... More 

Thank Jack B

Travellers who viewed Societeit de Burcht also viewed

Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province
Leiden, South Holland Province

Been to Societeit de Burcht? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Societeit de Burcht and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Societeit de Burcht staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?