Teylers Museum Tours

Teylers Museum is an art, natural history, and science museum in Haarlem — it is the oldest museum in The Netherlands. Founded in 1778, and open to the public since 1784, the museum was once used for public demonstrations of scientific experiments. Today, it is known as the best-preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences in the world, and is slated to become a UNESCO world heritage site.

Most of the museum’s exhibitions showcase natural history like rocks and minerals, fossils, and some of the very first equipment used by physicists and other scientists. There’s also something for the fine-art lover, including a selection of works by Dutch masters like Rembrandt van Rijn and some prints and drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael. Other exhibits include fossils that are millions of years old, machines that generate electricity, and historical books and coins. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions a few times each year. 

Practical Info

Audio guides in several languages are available. Umbrellas and large bags must be left in the lockers at the museum’s entrance. No flash photography is allowed. All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. A small number of wheelchairs and walkers are available by reservation. For people unable to move through the museum by themselves, one companion may enter the museum to assist them, free of charge.
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Address: Spaarne 16, 2011 CH, Haarlem, Netherlands
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Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; weekends and public holidays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Admission: € 13 Adults; € 2 children from ages 6–17
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2 Hour Private Walking Tour of Haarlem

Stroll medieval streets and atmospheric neighborhoods on a 2-hour, private walking tour of Haarlem with an experienced guide. Trace a fascinating route past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, from the spire of Saint Bavo Church to the town hall and houses from the 16th- and 17th-centuries. Discover picturesque courtyards, or hofjes, hidden throughout the city, and get an insider’s perspective on Haarlem’s unique culture, history and local character. Enjoy time to explore at your own pace, with plenty of time to see what interests you most.
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