The Mayflower and Leiden – The History of the Pilgrims in Holland:

Walking into the historic centre of Leiden is like stepping back into the 17th century. This classically beautiful Dutch city was a refuge for those now known as the Mayflower Pilgrims, separatists who fled from England in pursuit of religious freedom. For those following the Mayflower trail, Leiden is brimming with churches, museums and sights which are not much different now than they were when the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived in the early 1600s.

 

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