Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

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.

The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum is one of the smallest museums in the Netherlands. We have two rooms, illustrating two specific time periods. One room shows what homes at the time of the Pilgrims were like, while the other is an exceptionally preserved medieval interior. A visit always has a unique and personal feeling, as it is guided by our expert who will tell you everything you’d like to know about the Pilgrims in Leiden and the museum’s collections (in English or French). 

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.

Wat is er te zien?
About our collection and location

Uw bezoek
Practical information, address, opening hours and tickets

Historisch onderzoek en projecten
Historical data, books, research and links

Pilgrim Leven in Leiden
A detailed 10 chapter description of the Pilgim-life during their stay in Leiden


Snel bezoekje door Leiden400

In de lente van 2020 (midden in de Corona crisis) heeft de organisatie van Leiden400 in samenwerking met Plymouth en de Native Americans een herdenkingstocht door Leiden gemaakt. In de ruim 4 uur durende uitzending, is er natuurlijk ook een bezoek geweest een bezoek gebracht aan het Leiden American Pilgrim Museum. In deze video (in het Engels) kunt u een kleine sneak-peak nemen in het LAPM.