Leiden’s wall paintings stimulate the mind. Each poem communicates a piece of culture – there are Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, French, Turkish, Moroccan and Indonesian texts on walls dotted throughout the city centre. If you want to know what any of the poems mean, there is often a wall plate or the like nearby with a Dutch and English translation.
If you want to see all of Leiden’s wall poems, prepare for a long walk. The local Tourist Office can help you with an itinerary. Another option is to explore Leiden’s beautiful inner city on foot or on a bicycle and look up whenever you can. In this way, you will discover one lovely poem after another in a playful way.