South Holland city Leiden was originally formed in the 9th century as a settlement, the Burcht van Leiden, built upon a man-made hill on top of the old and new Rhine Rivers. The city expanded as a result of industrialisation during the following centuries, and is now home to around 120,000 people. Hire a car from Hallenweg 6 and visit Leiden’s historic city centre, less than 10 minutes away. Pay a visit to the Netherlands’ Oldest University, which was founded in 1575 by William of Orange; revel in the art of celebrated local 17th century artist Rembrandt at the Lakenhal; or visit one of Europe’s oldest botanical garden, the Hortus Botanicus, the birthplace of the Dutch Tulip.