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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413
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What a treat.

This museum is small and hospitable. I arrived on a Thursday about mid afternoon. There are two... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
jetapilot
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ft lauderdale, florida
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It was like stepping into an Old Master's painting

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a museum in the traditional sense. In my view, it is... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Robin R
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is small and hospitable. I arrived on a Thursday about mid afternoon. There are two sides. A 17th c house and a 14th C house. Both different with so much to see. I think it is up to you to make the museum....More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a museum in the traditional sense. In my view, it is much better: it was like stepping into a painting by one of the Dutch Old Masters. The 14th century house is steeped in history. The museum's...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum was officially closed but through a mutual acquaintance, Tessa (the owner) opened the museum to us and gave us a private tour. Wonderful collection of artifacts and anecdotes about the Pilgrims who came here before going to America. Highly recommended, especially for Americans...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

My guide was wonderful and allowed me as much time as I wanted to view the home, the many historic items and to take pictures. As a direct descendant of one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, I was delighted!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Although not easy to be found, a bit of perseverance to get there will be rewarded. There is a nice young lady who is very enthusiastic, who knows the answer to most of your questions and who lights candles to give the rooms an atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Google maps led me directly to the door, otherwise I may have walked right past the unassuming exterior. I arrived just after the 1300 opening time and was greeted by a lovely young woman, Sarah, who proved to be very knowledgeable and helpful. We spent...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum with a sincere interest in Pilgrim history. On previous visits to Leiden, we had been impressed with plaques about the Pilgrims in Leiden, so the museum was our first priority. It was very hard to find and when we found...More

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Jeremy_Bangs, Director at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

The museum has two rooms in a house built in 1365. When a curator is in one room, the other is closed. Locking the doors prevents theft. Knock. If you had read the sign in the window, you would have been directed to the other...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The museum may be small but it contains history from the 1300s and on. The Pilgrims fled England for Leiden where they lived for ten years before crossing the Atlantic. Mr. Jeremy Bangs is a Pilgrim scholar and is on site to answer your questions....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We spent several minutes looking for this museum that we found on the city map. There is nothing but questions and answers here. If you don't have questions, there is nothing presented. The cost was high for sitting and looking at a very small room....More

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Jeremy_Bangs, Director at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum is located in the oldest complete house in The Netherlands, built in 1365-1370. Two rooms present the history of the house and of the Pilgrims, who were refugees in Leiden before beginning their emigration to New England in 1620. In...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a small museum, just one room from Pilgrim times plus another room covering an older period. But the amount of information and interesting artifacts was quite large. As we were in the exhibit and not behind a rope, it was more meaningful to...More

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jploetz1
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If you are looking for information that is in the Leiden archives, all baptism, marriage, and burial records are accessible online at the site of the archives, now calling itself Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken. Search for... More
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