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Address: Pieterskerkhof 1a, 2311 SP Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)715124319
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Lovely church in a beautiful part of the city.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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Meridian, Idaho
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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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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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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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