Discover the collection


The museum is the ideal place to tell stories. In the presentation of our collection, seven stories are key. For example, Leiden's illustrious past is highlighted in the collection presentations, including The Siege and Relief of Leiden (1574) and Seven Centuries of ‘Leids Laken’. Read all the key stories about art, craftsmanship and history and learn about the history of the city of Leiden.

Top pieces

In the museum, you can admire highlights by old masters like Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt van Rijn and Jan Steen, as well as modern artists like Theo van Doesburg, Jan Wolkers and Erwin Olaf. Learn about some of the top pieces from our collection and then come and admire them in the museum.

Search in the collection

All the pieces from the permanent collection can also be viewed in our online museum. Whether you want to prepare for a visit, learn more about the pieces or enjoy them again, everything is presented in the online collection. Moreover, you can experience the museum wherever and whenever you like via the L@kenhal app. You can use the app to find background information about our collection and the exhibits in the museum – before, during and after your visit.