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Pieterskerk

Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Leiden
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Henderson, Nevada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Meridian, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Many don't know Leiden was home to the Pilgrims before they came to the New World. This beautiful church (inside and out) was home to them and their place of worship for 7 years. There are no more regular services here, however on Thanksgiving there is a non-denominational service here in English to commemorate the Pilgrims having lived here. It... More

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Some beautiful touches in this church, well worth a look. It's a bit on the empty side, however. Still, the glass and the monuments are worth a look.

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Cologne, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The surrounding are of the church is just too cute and picturesque that you can't not come here :) I went inside I can recommend the visit as the church is beautiful if you ask me, inside and out, but as I said please explore the area even if you decide not to go in. There's also cute little cafés... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This church is impressive as its gothic architecture is different from the surrounding buildings. Not much decoration inside, but still look beautiful. On the day I came, they prepared for the marathon on next day and people sold sporting goods inside the church. Regretfully, no more worship and the church seems not to be a church any more.

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Mexico
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This church is very beautiful from the outside and also from the inside even when it is almost empty, you can observe its architecture. While you visit it you can also walk around it and enjoy its amazing surroundings, and if you visit it on wednesday or saturday you can also enjoy the open market by the canal, which is... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
1,006 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a lovely Gothic 15th century church. While it's facade and exteriors seem very impressive, the church's interior is very simple. There was a marketplace held inside the church as we were visiting, which gave the place an even simpler look. Don't miss the magnificent organ. 15 minutes ought to do it.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very typical gothic cathedral. The organs were stunning, and it would have been nice to go to a performance here. Otherwise, not much different from other Catholic gothic cathedrals throughout Europe. Nice contrast to the mostly Protestant churches.

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