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Museums in Leiden

Museums in Leiden

Interested in Dutch art, culture, history or science? Here’s a list of some of the most visited and interesting museums in Leiden that both expats and tourists should visit.

  • Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC Leiden

    Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine, and opened its doors in 1931.

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  • Oude Singel 28-32, 2312 RA Leiden

    There is no place in the world like Leiden! Where would you find one city in which Rembrandt, Jan Lievens, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and Jan van Goyen all lived and worked in the same time frame?

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  • Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden

    The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) is the national centre of archaeology where you can appreciate the cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the classical world and the early Netherlands.

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  • Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE Leiden

    When you visit the Japan Museum SieboldHuis you are treated to beautiful objects from Japan: fascinating Japanese artifacts behind a Dutch historical facade.

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  • 2e Binnenvestgracht 1, 2312 BZ Leiden

    "De Valk" (The Falcon) is a tower mill, dating from 1743. It has seven floors, all of which are open to the public.

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  • Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden

    The Hortus botanicus Leiden is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and located in the historical centre of Leiden. Behind the academy building of the Leiden University you will discover a green oasis with a large collection of plants native to South-east and East Asia, Southern Europe and South Africa.

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  • Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden

    Museum Volkenkunde originated in two national collections. One of these was Koninklijk Kabinet van Zeldzaamheben (the Royal Cabinet of Curiosities) in The Hague, established in 1816 by King Willem I. 

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  • Beschuitsteeg 9 Leiden

    Located in a beautifully preserved house built ca 1365-1370 near the clock tower of the Hooglandskerk, the Leiden American Pilgrim museum tells the stories of the founders of New England, the Pilgrims.

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  • Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden

    Naturalis Biodiversity Center works on biodiversity with a huge world-class collection and a combination of teaching, research, educating the general public and individual experience.

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