Your visit

Attention: the museum will be exceptionally closed on May 25th and from 21nd of June to 15th of July

Located in a beautifully preserved house built ca 1365-1370 near the clock tower of the Hooglandse Kerk, the Leiden American Pilgrim museum tells the stories of the founders of New England, the Pilgrims. Furnishings from Pilgrim times show aspects of daily life, while events involving the Pilgrims themselves are illustrated with a remarkable collection of sixteenth and seventeenth-century maps and engravings by such artists as Gerard Mercator, Adrian van de Venne, Adriaen van Ostade, and Jacques de Gheyn.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum. The two rooms of the museum tell many stories. Your visit is a personal experience during which you will discover the historical building and its collections, guided by our expert who will happily answer all your questions

Opening times

The museum is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Due to the size of the museum, we may only allow a certain number of visitors at a time - you can reserve your tickets for a particular time slot to make sure you will have a spot.

The museum is closed on January 1, Good Friday, King's Day (April 27), October 3, December 24, Christmas, December 26 and December 31.


Admission / ticket prices

Adults                                           € 9,50
Children aged 6 to 18 € 4,25
Children aged 5 and under free
Museumkaart                           not valid

If you have questions about our opening times, our visits, or about the museum in general, please contact us by sending an email to

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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
Beschuitsteeg 9