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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413
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Full of history in a small place!

The museum was officially closed but through a mutual acquaintance, Tessa (the owner) opened the... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Somerset, New Jersey
Pilgrim Museum

My guide was wonderful and allowed me as much time as I wanted to view the home, the many historic... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Natalie P
Parkville, Maryland
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Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413

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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

Thank Monray529
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!

Thank Natalie P
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

1  Thank aafke b
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

1  Thank Bob B
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

Thank Ginny49H
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

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

Thank SuQue
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

Thank Doug M
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

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

Thank familytraveler2014
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you're interested in antiques, the pilgrims, 17th century life, the Reformation, fun stories about great deals, this is a place for you. However, you must ask questions. Other than a few mentions, the tour guide lets your interests guide the tour. Interested in a...More

Thank Kristin F. Chau... K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

From first glance this museum is fascinating, the giant totem outside to the visiting display of Japanese Fun gaming, I wish we had more time to browse. The display of Budda was calming and beautiful. What a well laid out mseum.

Thank Wendy M
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11 May 2016|
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Response from Jeremy_Bangs | Property representative |
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