Leiden: a taste of the real Netherlands

I recently visited the Netherlands for a conference about WordPress – in fact the first European WordCamp. For the those that consider themselves geeks that read my blog, it was pretty neat. 700 odd people from all over the world, gathered together, meant excellent opportunities to listen and chat to some really cool people.

On my last morning in Leiden I opted to take a look around the city. It was a quaint little place filled with canals, bridges and windmills. This was the real Netherlands. I’d been to Amsterdam a year or two ago and that was totally different. I enjoyed the peacefulness of Leiden and the beauty it holds.

For anyone that does visit Leiden, please check out ‘the best’ (in my opinion) bagel shop in the world. Bagels & Beans provided the nicest breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Fresh and organic ingredients to die for and I loved their illustrative branding! But enough about food…

This is more of the photo-blog post, excuse the photography, my Nikon DSLR was getting fixed in time for my upcoming New York trip, so I only had a little snapshot one to capture some images to give you a feel for what Leiden was like.
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If you want to hear more about WordCamp Europe – check out my blog post over at LBDesign.tv »

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