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Historic Literary Guided Tour - Literary Leiden

Wednesday 19 April 2023
University Library
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Start: Reading corner in the North Hall of the University Library

Where did Boudewijn Büch live, where did Karel van het Reve end up with in the canal with his car, and where is the first part of Harry Mulisch' Discovery of Heaven set? Discover it during this walk along the most iconic places of literary Leiden.

Leiden fulfills a special role in Dutch literature: as a setting for stories and as a place of work and residence for leading literati. In April, the UBL will pay extra attention to the link between Leiden and literature.

Quietly read a book in our new reading corner, listen to iconic stories during the Leiden Literary Lunch Lecture or watch the Leiden literary film of your choice. Click here for more information about Literary Leiden activities.

During the city walk/guided tour, which is about an hour long, UBL staff member Bart van der Steen will show you around literary Leiden, showing the living and working places of Leiden writers and unexpected places that formed the setting for crucial scenes from literary masterpieces.

Register before 19 april via this form


More information about the thematic month and the programme can be found on the right.

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