Jan Steen’s grave
The Pieterskerk also suffered from the Beeldenstorm, the iconoclastic movement in 1566. The Catholic church’s interior was destroyed and it was even used as a Protestant church six years later. Today it is filled with special, ancient monuments including a late Gothic pulpit and about 10 memorial stones. This is also where you will find the grave of the old master Jan Steen.
The Pieterskerk (Peter's Church) in Leiden is open to the public unless events are scheduled. The entry price is €3 and voluntary donations are much appreciated. The staff is happy to tell you about the history of this urban icon in Leiden. A pre-booked guided tour costs €75 (incl. taxes). The maximum number of visitors per tour is 15.