Museum De Lakenhal Tours

Leiden's Museum De Lakenhal and the building it is housed in (the Laecken-Halle) are considered to be one of the best examples of Dutch Golden Age architecture in the Netherlands. For centuries, the building served as the inspection hall and the bustling center for Leiden's famous fabric trade, the products of which were exported to all corners of the world. The original façade of the 17th-century palace remains intact, although the interior has undergone quite a few changes over the centuries. 

The site welcomed the Museum De Lakenhal in 1874, bringing in a diverse collection of works by Leiden-born master painters including Rembrandt van Rijn, Lucas van Leyden and Theo van Doesburg. With a focus on fine arts and Leiden history, the museum hosts visiting exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection. A mix of armaments, old tile, fabric, paintings and even an altarpiece from a 'hidden church' are tied together by the history of Leiden, allowing visitors to easily imagine what life in this historic city may have once been like.

Practical Info

The museum is a 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station. Every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., free guided tours are offered by the museum. All public areas are wheelchair accessible, and a small number of wheelchairs and walkers are available by reservation. Mobility scooters are not allowed. For those unable to move through the museum on their own, one companion is allowed to enter the museum free of charge. Youth under the age of 18 enter for free.
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Address: Oude Singel 28 /32, 2312 RA, Leiden, Netherlands
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Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
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Admission: €7.50 (adults 18-65); €4,50 (65+)
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Leiden Private Tour and Canal Cruise

Choose your own adventure on this 2-hour private walking tour of Leiden, combined with a canal cruise. With your dedicated guide in the lead, pass the city's famous Peter Church and the oldest university in the Netherlands, among other sights. Then, board a canal cruise to see the city's sights from the water.
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Leiden Ancient and Medieval History: Private Tour with Art Historian

Discover the layers of ancient history hidden beneath Leiden's charming canals and squares on a private tour led by an expert art historian guide. View ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek objects at the RMO National Antiquities Museum, and see a medieval defense mound buried in the heart of the city center. Catch up to more modern history at Rembrandt's Latin School and the Gothic Pilgrim Fathers church, and customize the tour with your choice of another landmark like the botanic garden or the Volkenkunde ethnography museum.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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