Become Friend of Museum De Lakenhal!

As a Friend you are a member of the Community of Interest, one of the oldest communities of friends in The Netherlands! The Community aims to acquire paintings and objects of historical importance to offer these to the city of Leiden for the collection of Museum De Lakenhal. The Community promotes interest in the museum and supports the museum with various tasks. On top of that the Community organises cultural-historical lectures, tours and excursions for its members.

And Friends get profit!
Become a friend of the museum for €18 a year, you support the museum
and get:

  • free entrance to De Lakenhal
  • invitations to lectures and exhibitions
  • 3 x a year De Lakenhal Newsletter
  • discount on publications of De Lakenhal

You can support the Museum as a Friend, but also by donating to the Community in the form of a gift, legacy or inheritance. Then you contribute to the preservation and development of Museum De Lakenhal in a personal way. With your donation you help us keep the cultural heritage of Leiden alive, also for generations to come! Every euro you donate, will actually be used by the Museum. The museum has the ANBI-status, an official recognition of its status as an institution for the common good, which means the museum does not have to pay inheritance tax or gift tax on legacies or donations.

Here you can find more information.
A form for a letter of attorney you find here.

You can register as a friend by emailing vrienden@lakenhal.nl.

Want to know more about the friends of Museum De Lakenhal?
You can download the charters here.
Here you can read an overview of the purchases of the last ten years.
Here you can find the year report of 2009.

Glas in Laad raam Harm Kamerlingh Onnes

Stained glass window for Algemeen Handelsblad, Amsterdam 1929*

Harm Kamerlingh Onnes (1893-1985), nephew of the famous physicist from Leiden, designed these panels to commemorate the one hundred-year anniversary of newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad. The stained glass window was originally placed in the stairwell of the office of Algemeen Handelsblad situated at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240.

It is a small miracle to have this masterpiece now on display in Museum De Lakenhal. The twenty panels were recovered in 2004 in a barn near Amsterdam.
The farmer purchased them after the printing office changed location, with the intention of selling the lead. Thankfully he never got to separate the glass and the lead, so it was found with relatively little damage. The window was restored with the support of the Community of Interest of De Lakenhal.


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