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Become a Friend

The board and staff of Museum De Lakenhal are grateful for your support, any gift is welcome. We appreciate gifts for the Restoration and Expansion, and our special programs and activities. We are pleased to recognize your gift in different ways and you are most welcome to join one of our Patron Circles:

PATRON ($ 1,000)

Patron members enjoy free entry to Museum De Lakenhal for the duration of five years from the reopening. They receive the American Friends Newsletter and an invitation to the grand reopening event in Museum De Lakenhal after realization of the Restoration and Expansion (planned for 2019).


Members of the Gerrit Dou Circle receive the same benefits of Patron members, with the option of free access to the museum for two guests. In addition, benefactors have an optional private tour of Museum De Lakenhal.


Members of the Rembrandt van Rijn Circle are eligible for all of the benefits of the Gerrit Dou Circle, as well as receiving a special invitation to the annual dinner for benefactors organized by Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands. Rembrandt members are recognized for their generous contributions on the Trustee Wall in Museum De Lakenhal.


In recognition of their high level of generosity, Pilgrim Circle members are invited to the 3 October Festival held in the city of Leiden to commemorate the end of the siege of Leiden in the 16th century. They will be welcomed as guests of honor of the museum and will experience the celebrations at Museum De Lakenhal alongside the museum’s director. They also enjoy all of the benefits of the Rembrandt van Rijn Circle. The museum would also be happy to discuss your personal preferences to honor your gift.

Ways to support

US-based donors may support the activities of Museum De Lakenhal in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of Museum De Lakenhal Fund at the Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. (the “NAF”).

More on the NAF

Gifts by check

Make checks payable to the Netherland-America Foundation and write “Friends of Museum De Lakenhal” in the memo section. Send the check and/or one of the following completed documents to:

American Friends of Museum De Lakenhal, 82 Wall Street, Suite 709, New York, NY 10005-3643, c/o The Netherland-America Foundation

Donation Letter Advised Gift Form

Online Gifts

You can donate now (credit card, PayPal or check) through the website of the NAF.

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Herman van der Jagt
Herman van der Jagt Plaquette in de de Pieterskerk (ca. 1954)