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Address: Pieterskerkhof 1a, 2311 SP, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 512 4319
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Lovely serene space...and links to Pilgrim Fathers!

We were walking in the area and decided to go in to see this church which no longer has services but is still in use for events. I didn't realize it at the time but there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
sarana919
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This street is full of book shops, vintage store as I remember. There's a church in this street. It is a lovely place to have a short walk.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking in the area and decided to go in to see this church which no longer has services but is still in use for events. I didn't realize it at the time but there are links to the US Pilgrim fathers which was a bonus for me as I am an American. There is a plaque commemorating the... More 

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Thank sarana919
Columbus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pieterskerk is interesting to walk by and through and a must see for any American in Leiden because of the pilgrim aspect. The church itself, however, is a typical medieval European cathedral without any unique architectural features.

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Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this church. First because it is a great old building filled with light. Second because we learned about the historical links from Leiden to the founding fathers of North America. Truly interesting!

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Cery classic little area. The streets are paved with bricks. Streets are also narrow and that gives a feel of the past. You must come to see this if you happen to be in Leiden

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Missoula, Montana, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

As a descendant of an American Pilgrim, this was a must stop and see destination. Such history to just walk around and read.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We visited because of the church's association with the Pilgrims who went to America. We paid only 3 euros a person for a self-guided tour on a quiet Thursday. The lack of stained-glass windows, we discovered, was due to a gunpowder explosion in 1807. We enjoyed exploring the church and seeing the area commemorating the Pilgrims' history with the church.... More 

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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Great spot for photos and to soak in the history of this adorable town! Beautiful church to stroll to on a sunny day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Don't be put off by the austere exterior of this building, you'll be astonished by the interior. It's vast and awe inspiring inside. And also worth visiting to find out about Leiden's connection with the founding fathers of America.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Even if you are just making a day trip to Leiden, a visit to Pieterskerk should be on your itinerary. With a history that dates back to the 1200s, the progression of the building from start to completion is emblematic of the challenges of building a grand cathedral. If you are lucky, you'll visit during a time when the organ... More 

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