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Museum De Lakenhal is closed till spring 2019 because of restauration and renewal. Visit our website lakenhal.nl/renewal.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Oude Singel 28-32, 2312 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 5360
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Very disappointed that this museum is now closed for restoration. It is scheduled to reopen Spring 2019. Website isn't very for coming about where or if any of their valuable art or artifacts can be located elsewhere in the city.

1  Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 19 March 2018

De Lakenhal is a museum about Leiden in earlier centuries - from very old coins and equipment to the rich golden century to famous painters over the last couple of centuries. There is a nice bookshop and if you like a nice cup of tea...More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Lakenhal in Leiden shows a lot about the trade in Laken a wool fabric which trived the cities economy. Next to that the museum is a city museum which tell about Leiden in an informative way. Recommendable for a visit

1  Thank francien2015
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The building itself is already worth visiting. Next to an overview of Leiden's history based on found old "treasures" like coins, materials, weapons and clothes, an impressive collection of paintings can be admired from famous painters born and/or lived in Leiden. You will be surprised...More

1  Thank Albert B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This small museum is really well presented - about to have a major renovation. Lots to see and well laid out. Staff were helpful. Local authorities here seem to put a lot of effort/funding into their heritage - the UK could learn a lot from...More

1  Thank pb892016
Reviewed 25 April 2016

it was a former textile factory. textiles were the main industry of Leiden, but the industry is now almost non-existent. still, this museum plays a very important tribute to those days abut it also houses an important art collection, in which one of the stars...More

Thank Veiganor
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Worth the visit! When in Leiden make sure you visit all of its beautiful museums, which the Municipal Museum of Leiden is one of the more famous ones.

Thank FuTalks
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Recommended for everyone who is interested in the history of Leiden and the Netherlands in general. The museum features a wide range of historical objects and paintings.

Thank willemb89
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It was the chance to look at the art collection that drew us to the museum, and there is much to admire in that part of the collection, but it was the history rise, decline and extinction of cloth making in the city that proved...More

1  Thank Gernsheim
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Museum de Lakenhal is the museum for arts, craft and history of the city of leiden. Since 1874 it has been housed in the Laecken-Halle, a 17 th century city place that once was the busling centre of Leiden`s cloth trade.Highlihts of the collection are...More

1  Thank Gerda L
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