After being closed for more than 2 years the museum is open again. During the closure, the museum has been thoroughly restored and expanded.

Thanks to the restoration and expansion, the balance between various time levels according to the principle of ‘unity in diversity’ has been restored. In the splendidly restored museum complex, one can find a rich selection from the collection of pictorial art, craftwork and history, based on seven core stories. Ten contemporary artists and designers were commissioned to make a radical intervention in the building within the framework of the restoration and expansion. In the new exhibition halls one can view spatial still lifes by the Belgian photographer Karin Borghouts and the work of the pictorial artist Marjan Teeuwen.

Museum De Lakenhal wants to get as many different people as possible to look at Leiden’s past with new eyes. Museum De Lakenhal is an inclusive, hospitable museum that makes everyone welcome regardless of age, disability or cultural and social background.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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