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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

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Address: Beschuitsteeg 9, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 071/512-24-13
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1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Graduate history lesson

Unique history lesson in the small, oldest building in Leiden surrounded by dusty artifacts and centuries' old books. The proprietor/guide talks you through details of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Dr. Bangs is the curator of the two room museum, has written many books on the subject, and is the former curator of the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. All that set up is just to say how interesting it was to listen to him speak about the Pilgrims and that period in history as well as interact with the other... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As others have said, the museum is small -- tiny in fact. Interacting with Mr. Bangs and literally touching history, however, makes a visit to this museum something you may never experience elsewhere. My 8 year old son was allowed to sit in an 800 year old chair! Talk about memories and bringing history alive. Thank you, Mr. Bangs!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A wonderful little museum. It only has two rooms which can only be accessed by the curator or knocking. If no one answers at #9, the main entrance, try the door on the corner. While the rooms are small, the content is fascinating. The true treasure, however, is the gentleman who runs it. He is overflowing with information (or, as... More 

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Delhi
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a history buff, this place was a treat for me. I liked the way Mr. Bangs explained the collection to us and took time to answer our questions. Discovered many little treasures there and loved the interaction with a lively and knowledgeable guide in Mr. Bangs. The exhibits were not in glass cases and he actually allowed me to... More 

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Reno
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Unique history lesson in the small, oldest building in Leiden surrounded by dusty artifacts and centuries' old books. The proprietor/guide talks you through details of the pilgrims' exile in Leiden before sailing to America. Open to questions he discussed the reformation, Leiden construction techniques, the influence of the Romans, the pilgrims experience in America, and any other historical question you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's a little hidden, and you must ring bell to enter. Only two rooms, but unbelievable things from the pilgrims and the most amazing historian. The cathedral banner alone is worth going. Only two rooms, but really special things.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This museum was made special by the host who seemed genuinely interested in everything and loved telling you about the artifacts. Very interesting

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Ede, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went to the museum twice, the first day it was closed. The next day the door was closed, we looked through the window and saw light. Finally a man came to the door, and asked us what we wanted. Well we wanted to visit the museum. He said rudely we should have pushed the door harder because it was... More 

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Jeremy_Bangs, Director, Leiden American Pilgrim Museum at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, responded to this review

Several days ago I saw some people walk up to the door of the museum, on which there is a sign when the museum is open that says "open." They then turned away and walked up and down the street a bit. Often Dutch people are interested by the museum building, peer in the windows, read the sign on the... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

For some untold reason, Dr. Bangs was not at the museum the day I visited;I got the impression that his wife didn't know where he was. Although she tried hard to step in, she is by no means the expert, and said so. She absolutely could have told us about other Pilgrim sites in Leiden but did not even do... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Not at all what I expected. Very small (two rooms). But... the gentleman who is the curator is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. In the 45 minutes we were there I gained more information and insight into The Netherlands, our own US history and world history.

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Additional Information about Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

Address: Address: Beschuitsteeg 9, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 071/512-24-13
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Open Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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