I hope you enjoyed Mayflower 400 Leiden virtual journey, so far. Click here to see Mayflower 400 Leiden Part 1, Mayflower 400 Leiden Part 2 here. Mayflower 400 Leiden Part 3 here. Mayflower 400 Leiden Part 4 here. Mayflower 400 Part 5 here.
I was granted permission to take screen captures during the virtual tour. Our host, Michael Roumen, Director “Leiden 400”, is joined by Marika Hoogduin, Art History and City Guide, as we continue our four nation, England, Netherlands, United States and Wampanoag, Mayflower 400 virtual tour of Leiden, Holland.
Walking the streets of Leiden offers beautiful scenery, cobblestone pathways, canals, and history. I present to you an overview of the streets of Leiden.
With over 17 miles of canals surrounding Leiden, you will enjoy the beauty of the bridges. Some dating back before the Pilgrims arrived in Leiden. The oldest bridge is the Visburg, referred to as the fish bridge, was built in the 12th century. What they call a covered bridge is different from our New England covered bridges. The Koornburg bridge was built in 1642. After the Pilgrim’s departure in 1620. The cover over the bridge was built in 1834. It was the center of the grain trade in 1642. Today it would be the center of the Outdoor Marketplace.
Walking the streets of Leiden you see Majestic churches, Buildings, parks and the Botanical gardens. [Future posts]
The church the worker Pilgrims attended, Vrouwekerk, only ruins remains. They are in the process of reconstructing the church as it was in the early 17th Century.
Sarah Moine Curator “Leiden American Pilgrim Museum” talked about the artifacts surrounding her.
I encourage you to watch the Facebook Live Mayflower 400 Leiden to get the full version of the Pilgrims journey. How Leiden played a part in that journey from 1607-1643 and beyond.
For more reading:
On the bridges click the link Leiden Bridges
On the churches click here Churches in Leiden
On the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum click here
Leiden 400 Virtual, Mayflower400 UK Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Mayflower400UK/videos/515258389407633/?v=297663821229983¬if_id=1589822198004787¬if_t=live_video_explicit ,accessed 16 May 2020,
The Leiden Bridges global tourisn website 2020 https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/more-destinations/leiden/the-leiden-bridges.htm, accessed 3 June 2020.
The Churches in Leiden Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Churches_in_Leiden, accessed 3 June 2020.
On the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum Wikipedia page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiden_American_Pilgrim_Museum , accessed 3 June 2020.