Saturday, November 21, 2009

First Thanksgiving: Visit to Leyden

As we begin our preparations for Thanksgiving, let us pause for a minute to remember the important role of the Dutch in the lives of America's Pilgrims. The City of Leyden, in the Netherlands, and hometown of Rembrandt van Rijn, provided a safe haven for many Pilgrims, when they were forced to flee England due to their religious beliefs. Here is a brief travelogue of Leyden, today a train journey of half an hour from Amsterdam.


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