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National DNA Day on April 25, 2020 in the Netherlands, is part of the Leiden 400 Commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage.

Migrants, as the Pilgrims were, are inextricably linked to the history of the Netherlands (and Leiden in particular). Especially in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Netherlands attracted many migrants due to economic prosperity and the tolerant attitude towards different religions.

How do the Pilgrims fit into the larger story of migration throughout human history? And what does DNA tell us? With DNA we can not only learn something about the past. We can also learn something about migration & Leiden in 2020. Not only that, a DNA test can tell something about yourself, about your past and possibly something about your future too. Are you curious and do you want to know more?

BplusC, Heritage Leiden, and LeveDNA! have put together an interactive and educational family day with lectures on DNA, various DNA activities (isolate your own DNA and multiple DNA games), workshops and much more. Learn more about migration, the Pilgrims, about the DNA-world and … about yourself!


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