travel42 Port Guide: Leiden

Leiden travel42 Port of Call Guide

Leiden (pronounced LIE-den) played an important part in both Dutch and U.S. history. For the Dutch, it is the proud city that withstood Spanish attack in 1574; for U.S. citizens, it is where the pilgrims lived before they ventured to Plymouth Rock.

Today, Leiden is a colorful city with a number of superb museums, including the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (national antiquities) and the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal (history of the city). The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum displays photocopi...

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