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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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