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... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.