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Museum status

With its 900 years of history the Pieterskerk Leiden is already a museum in itself. The core of the collection consists of a large amount of commemorative monuments. Possibly even more important than the stones of the building themselves, are the stories which our monuments tells.

Stories about age-old traditions, that continue to this day. Like the Opening of the Academic Year of Leiden University or the American history in which the Pieterskerk Leiden plays an important part.

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A permanent exhibition has been put up in the former baptistry of the Pieterskerk Leiden. Here the Leiden chapter of the story of the American Pilgrims is told.

A history with many perspectives, from the English refugees to the downfall of the American Native Nations. And a history with a strong connection to Leiden.

An interior filled with monuments

Take a digital stroll through the impressive interior of the Pieterskerk Leiden.

Not only will you find information about the organs or the pressed brocade in the choir here, but about important graves and remarkable decorations as well.


The Pieterskerk Leiden possesses two unique organs. The Van Hagerbeer organ on the western wall and the Thomas Hill organ in the southern ambulatory.

These organs, each with its own character and specific qualities, contribute in a special way to the unique organ-map of Leiden. An authentic and unique Dutch city-organ from the 17th century and a large English organ, together in one monument, is unique.