Leiden, Netherlands: Pilgrims’ Base For 20 Years Before Boarding Mayflower

We Americans rarely think of our personal fates tied to ancient history, but DNA reports and access to new databases tracing our ancestry far into the past can change our perceptions of who we are. Fourteen generations before me, one of my oldest known ancestors was Simon Symonson, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands in 1510, according to... Continue Reading →


Obama Meets Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum

March 24, 2014. "POTUS meets Rembrandt. The President looks at Rembrandt's 'Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul' during a tour of the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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