The Pilgrims left Leiden from this spot. They sailed the Vliet towards Delfshaven, where the Speedwell was waiting to bring them to England to set sail to the New World together with the Mayflower. This monument by artist Gert van der Woude was placed in 2003. It symbolizes the uncertain step taken by the Pilgrims in travelling to the New World. The names at the base are of ‘Leiden Pilgrims’ who took under this journey between 1620 and 1647.