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Address: Pieterskerkhof 1a, 2311 SP Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)715124319
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Wonderful, historic space full of light made better by the man who came and talked to us about it. He said he sang and played and had been at the heart of the campaign to rescue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

we visited this church just because it's the only scenic spots opened on King's day. It charges E2/person and entrance is through the cafe in the church. There's guideline you can borrow which give you detailed introduction on the church and details. But honest, it's just an ordinary church at all. So maybe not worthwhile for visiting if you have... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Pieterskerk was for me the peak of my one day visit to Leiden. First we did not find the entrance until we found out that you had to enter through the café! There you can get a ticket for 2 Euros from the waiter who explained without any impatience to every guest that you can also consume something at... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wonderful, historic space full of light made better by the man who came and talked to us about it. He said he sang and played and had been at the heart of the campaign to rescue the building for community use. Apart from the two organs he was very proud of the underfloor heating - never encountered that before in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The 2 euro fee to get in is well worth paying. The building was once a church but is now a venue which can be hired out, but they have kept all the charm and monuments etc which one would expect in the church. The cafe is great too; you get 1 euro discount having paid the 2 euro entry... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For me it was the most contradictory and unusual visit at Leiden. On the one hand, the chirch is real center of the town with impressive history and view. And you feel touch of past when walking around. On the other, during my visit they were preparing for some event. And there were modern decorations and sounds of hammers mixed... More 

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Chicago Suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I've been researching my genealogy, so while in the Netherlands my husband & I visited Pieterskirk in Leiden because several of my Pilgrim ancestors were baptized or married in Leiden. What a great experience! The church is located in a picturesque neighborhood of 18th C. buildings, although the church itself is older. The American pilgrims, who were mostly British spent... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Church is well worth a visit, especially for the Pilgrim Father exhibition, although the architecture, memorial monuments and other elements of church furniture are really interesting. Very good detailed information sheets which are available in multiple languages. There is small entrance fee which gives a discount on the cafe. The cafe is lovely and inexpensive, so altogether, this is... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We did not visit while they were open, but the signs explaining the history of this church (and the keys you see everywhere) were so interesting. Be sure to visit the small area north (east?) of the church. You can see the different bricks of the former jail and public execution area, plus the Latin school Rembrandt attended. We just... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great stop on a rainy day - surprised by the Pilgrim connection. Atmosphere, although not a functioning church, was very reverent and still felt like a church, not a museum.

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The little restaurant that has recently opened at the Pieterskerk is a great addition to the place. Enjoyed an excellent light meal.

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