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Leiden Ontzet City Challenge 3 October 2020

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Date(s) - 03/10/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm




On 3 October 2020 Verita’s Visit Holland organises the Leiden Ontzet City Challenge. After years of celebrating the Relief of Leiden on weekdays it is now finally time again to dive into this local festival on a Saturday!

What is this Leiden local festival about?

Leidens Ontzet is called Relief of Leiden in English. It is the story of local heroes and their deeds against the Spanish oppression in 1574. It is about that day, the 3rd of October and the days before, that William of Orange strategically opened dikes and dams to flood the surroundings of Leiden. How his troops sailed into Leiden with food that has become the typical Leiden food of 3 October.

What do you do during the Leiden Ontzet City Challenge?

You form a team of 3-4 people.  Your local game instructor  gets you in the mood with a fantastic story on betrayal, sacrifice and love. After the instructions,  you receive your game material and you’re off! You follow in the footsteps of the local heroes on a trail through the city.  The test: What to do if you are a woman in love with a Spanish officer? What if you are the Leiden mayor and people are begging for food?  Together with locals, with strangers and your team members you’ll do creative assignments at historical locations. In between activities you mingle and taste local food, have a drink. The Leiden Ontzet City Challenge is a fun activity to do with your sport club, your network, as anniversary or team building. A way to get to know the Leiden culture and connect with the locals.

Meeting point: given after booking

Starting time: 10 AM

Duration: 3 hours

Price: 42,50 p.p. including game material, a local game instructor, entrance to fantastic historical locations, local bites. Drinks & typical Leiden lunch on own account

You can sign up with a team of 3/4 people. There is also a possibility to register alone or together, you will then be added to another team.

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You can personalise this group activity. Change date, content, goal to do this event with your family, colleagues, friends any other day of the year.



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