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Museum De Lakenhal

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Address: Oude Singel 28-32, 2312 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 516 5360
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum De Lakenhal is closed till spring 2019 because of restauration and...

Museum De Lakenhal is closed till spring 2019 because of restauration and renewal. Visit our website lakenhal.nl/renewal.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of Leiden, named Lucas, is represented with a big tryptic. it also has another interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to be most informative. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 works by wold-renowned Leiden born masters such as Lucas v Leyden, Rembrand v Rijn, Jan... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A mix of armaments, old tile, fabric, paintings, and a hidden church--tied together by the history of Leiden. The story of the Siege of Leiden (1573-4) is told on the upper floor. Although not everything is translated, the videos are pretty informative. I also found the wool fabric (Laken) interesting--you can touch some and imagine what all those grim looking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We're not the most ardent of museum-goers but enjoyed this on a damp Saturday afternoon. There is lots of interest, particularly the Leiden textile history. We particularly liked the project which has commissioned designers to create a series of new designs, one a year. The one for 2015 is gorgeous but you have to wait till 2018 to be able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This museum is so lovely and historically interesting. You learn not only about Dutch painting of every period but history of the building, the fabric and weaving industry, and the history of Leiden. The recorded tour is very helpful. Helpful staff, too.

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Lakenhal, Public Relations Manager at Museum De Lakenhal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you visit and your kind review. We hope to meet you again in the museum some day! Kind regards, Milou van Oene communication & publicity department More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Went to Leiden for a day trip from Brussels (3+ hours by train). This museum is the museum out of the 4 I would recommend in Leiden. It is also worth the 7,50. There are a lot of nice paintings and also a section that explains the glorious past of Leiden as a hub for the textile industry.

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Lakenhal, Public Relations Manager at Museum De Lakenhal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review, we hope to welcome you again one day! More 

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