Virtual Voyages: Leiden

Before their Atlantic crossing nearly 400 years ago, and after they escaped England, the Pilgrims made a home in the city of Leiden.

The below video is a live four-hour broadcast from the city of Leiden, featuring a unique virtual tour of the city where the Pilgrims lived for 12 years before their historic voyage to America on the Mayflower.

We will take you on a city walk through the historic city centre of Leiden with our friends at Mayflower 400 NL, while explaining the fascinating story of Leiden in the Golden Age and the role of the Pilgrims during this period.

We explain everything about the fascinating story the fascinating story of Leiden in the Golden Age and the role of the Pilgrims during this period, visit many museums, such as Museum Volkenkunde Leiden (Museum of Ethnology), Museum De Lakenhal en Leiden American Pilgrim Museum.

We'll also explore the locations where the Pilgrims lived.

Click the broadcast below to watch - you can also click to enlarge or to watch on Facebook, where you can ask questions in our comments section.





The guided tour is hosted by an English speaking expert from the city and will be accompanied by the chance to ask questions during the event around the different historical landmarks you see during the event.

Our Leiden Virtual Voyage will be the first in a series of guided tours around the places connected to the Mayflower story, told through the eyes of the people who live and breath the stories of the Pilgrims.

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