Merry Christmas from Leiden tonight .
Tonight the BBC starts the Miniaturist , it is filmed on location in Leiden,instead of Amsterdam .
Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, hoping for love and prosperity. Instead, she enters a world of tensions, secrets and mystery which soon threatens her future.
more about this play
Leiden is the Dutch town where Catharina Fris , the mother of Jerome Nicholas Vlieland is born .
And her grandparents as well.
it is a lovely old town , with a very old University , The Pilgrimfathers, Birthplace of Rembrandt..