Pilgrim Fathers Route

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18 Jul - 09 Aug
10:45 - 17:30
Steiger Achterhavenbrug
Cost: € 29,00
De Hollandse Vloot

Sail the route that brought the pilgrims from Leiden to Delfshaven 400 years ago and learn all about this means of transport that dominated the Dutch waterways.

18 Jul - 10:45 - 09 Aug - 17:30

Centuries ago pull barges dominated waterways such as the Vliet and the Schie. The Pilgrims could tell you all about it. They saw the Dutch landscape passing by 400 years ago when they sailed on a barge from Leiden to Delfshaven. It was the last piece of Europe they saw before they left for the New World. Explore the route that the ancestors of seven American presidents traveled and learn about this remarkable means of transport that transported the ancestors of millions of Dutch people over rivers, canals and canals for centuries.


Saturday 18 July + Sunday 19 July Saturday 25 July + Sunday 26 July Saturday 1 August + Sunday 2 August Saturday 8 August + Sunday 9 August Groups upon request

Programme from Delft

Departure: Hooikade 10:00 | Welcome with coffee and tea 10:45 | Embark in style | start tour 12:30 | Arrival Delfshaven 15:45 | Option to sail back to Delft (€ 7,50 extra)

Programme from Delfshaven

Departure: Havenstraat across from nr. 53 15:30 Meet at departure 15:45 Embark in style with coffee and tea | start tour 17:30 Arrival Delft Back to Delfshaven at your own leisure


The price includes €26,50 p.p. for the trip plus € 2,50 p.p. COVID surtax. This is including coffee and tea and entertainment on board.

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  • Exhibition
  • Food & Drinks
  • Music
  • Spoken word
  • Tour
  • dance
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With this digital time machine you can travel through time with your phone and experience what Delfshaven looked like 400 years ago.

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12 Jun

Come aboard a faithful replica of the famous 17th century sailing ship and watch the stories of the explorers come to life.

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