Why Did the Pilgrims Go to Holland?

The pilgrims initially went to Holland because they welcomed people of multiple religious denominations and they could not stay in England due to King James not allowing people who lived in England to worship differently from how the King wished. The pilgrims were called Separatists by the King and felt like they were in danger by staying in England.

Although the pilgrims were able to find homes in Holland, they found the life there hard. They wanted to find a land where they might attract others Puritans to join them and start building their own colony where they were free from the religious persecution of King James and the Church of England.