Oude Kerk

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

This church in the quaint Delfshaven district is where the Pilgrims prayed for the last time before leaving Holland for America aboard the Speedwell on 22 July 1620. They could barely keep the leaky boat afloat and, in England, eventually transferred to the Mayflower – the rest is history. Models of their vaguely seaworthy boats are within.