The façade of the Leiden city hall.
Leiden is a city on the Old Rhine River in the Netherlands. It is known for its university, the oldest in the country, and for its historic city center. It was the birthplace of many painters and artists, from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt and Gabriel Metsu and an important art center in the seventeenth century.
The city hall (Stadhuis) is a Renaissance building dating from 1597. It was greatly damaged in a fire in 1929 and the façade is all that remains of the original construction.
The caption reads in the original French:
Hôtel de ville de Leyde.