Steede Hoge Woerd, photo by Aafke Holwerda

A trip to Leidsche Rijn wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Castellum Hoge Woerd. At the spot where some 2,000 years ago, Roman soldiers guarded their frontiers, you’ll now find a modern replica of an original Roman fort. The location follows the design of the original fort to a tee; the walls are the same height and the dimensions match exactly. Not to mention everything that’s going on behind the walls! On Saturdays and Sundays, the English audio tour of Museum Hoge Woerd teaches you about Roman history and the archaeological discoveries made on this spot. Make sure to check the website for up-to-date opening hours and to reserve tickets for the museum. And while you’re there, you can lend a hand in the Steede Hoge Woerd (open from Tuesdays to Sundays) garden, help to feed the animals and climb a reconstruction of the Roman watchtower. Head to the CastellumCafé (open from Wednesday to Sunday) for a drink and a bite to eat.

> Steede Hoge Woerd, CastellumCafé & Museum Hoge Woerd (Hoge Woerdplein 1)
museumhogewoerd.nl/en