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Pieterskerk Leiden

Pieterskerkhof 1a | Through the Pieterskerkcafé, 2311 SL, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 4319
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If you ever visit Leiden you must visit the Pieterskerk. It is a very important landmark in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
frank_woodapples
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Steensel, The Netherlands
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Beautiful late Gothic church

The Pieterskerk in Leiden is a lust for the eye to visit. It has a beautiful Hagerbeer organ and it... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
A-flying-Dutchman
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Maastricht
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The Pieterskerk has been the central touchstone of Leiden for almost 900 years. St. Peter’s two keys form the Leiden coat of arms and symbolically unlock the gates to both Heaven and Earth. This symbolism is reflected in the use of the Pieterskerk. A transformation from a Catholic church into a reformed church and since 1976 a multifunctional meeting place in a monument of unique cultural-historical value. Feel free to discover the history of the Netherlands (and America) flowing through the Pieterskerk. Whatever area of the church you may visit, Floris V, Rembrandt van Rijn, John, Abigail & John Quincy Adams, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, George Bush Sr., Princess Beatrix and King Willem-Alexander have trodden this place before you.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever visit Leiden you must visit the Pieterskerk. It is a very important landmark in the Netherlands with a great history. They also have a nice little cafe where you can sit to have a coffee or if you are with a group...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Pieterskerk in Leiden is a lust for the eye to visit. It has a beautiful Hagerbeer organ and it contains a lot of history. The parents of Rembrand van Rijn married here, and a painter like Jan Steen is burried here. Also pastor John...More

Thank A-flying-Dutchman
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a huge, dark and cheerless former church now used for functions and concerts. Approached via the cafe, be prepared to get mixed information from the (student?) cafe staff and the main box office. Having been told it would be open, I arrived to...More

Thank Paula N
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

As the church that the American Mayflower Pilgrims worshipped at, I was a little overwhelmed walking in. There is certainly a sense of majesty and amazing history in this building. The docent who spoke with me was very knowledgable and had great stories and anecdotes...More

Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Walking into the immense empty space is an overwhelming experience. A booklet as given on loan to help you find your way, but it can be bought afterwards. The church has a long history, well-preseved gravestones, interesting names and lots of beautifully written golden admonitions...More

Thank aafke b
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Really enjoyed our visit as part of a walk around Leiden. We stayed an hour in this really large former church. There is a small restaurant there also. It is historically interesting as it has been there since 1120.

Thank garfieldBelfast
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I had a nice visit here and I really loved the adjacent buildings. I stayed about two hours. It's a wonderfully large church (ex-church, as it is), and it is now empty of pews etc. I enjoyed the Pilgrim plaques outside, I visited the little...More

Thank john2422017
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Again this church is not open, but is it a church? Walking around the building, the architecture is nice. And very happy that the white church was open to the public.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

There isn't a whole lot to see here, it was a church but is not anymore. We couldn't find the entrance and realized it was through the café. They use the' monument' for functions which they were preparing for the day we came. The numbered...More

Thank Venusalberta33
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is the usual setting for concerts, cultural events, dinners, banquets, presentations, exhibitions and many more. It is an impressive historic site for a venue of an intimate dinner to conferences up to a considerably large number of guests. The cafe was our entrance to...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
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