Museum De Lakenhal Tours and Activities
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Leiden's Museum De Lakenhal and the building it is housed in (the Laecken-Halle) are considered to be one of the best examples of Dutch Golden Age architecture in the Netherlands. For centuries, the building served as the inspection hall and the bustling center for Leiden's famous fabric trade, the products of which were exported to all corners of the world. The original façade of the 17th-century palace remains intact, although the interior has undergone quite a few changes over the centuries.
The site welcomed the Museum De Lakenhal in 1874, bringing in a diverse collection of works by Leiden-born master painters including Rembrandt van Rijn, Lucas van Leyden and Theo van Doesburg. With a focus on fine arts and Leiden history, the museum hosts visiting exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection. A mix of armaments, old tile, fabric, paintings and even an altarpiece from a 'hidden church' are tied together by the history of Leiden, allowing visitors to easily imagine what life in this historic city may have once been like.
The museum is a 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station. Every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., free guided tours are offered by the museum. All public areas are wheelchair accessible, and a small number of wheelchairs and walkers are available by reservation. Mobility scooters are not allowed. For those unable to move through the museum on their own, one companion is allowed to enter the museum free of charge. Youth under the age of 18 enter for free.
Address: Oude Singel 28 /32, 2312 RA, Leiden, Netherlands
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: €7.50 (adults 18-65); €4,50 (65+)
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Museum De Lakenhal
Price per group of 2-6 people. Within 2 hours the Qula Leiden City Trail will guide you along the best spots in Leiden, while playing fun riddles and assignments on your smartphone. Try to set a top score with family or friends and explore the city. There are no fixed starting times or reservations, you pick your own day and time. The Trail is available 24/7 and there is no time limit - you can start, pause and stop whenever it suits you! It's offered in multiple languages (Eng, Ger, Fr, Ned, Sp, It and more). The Qula City Trail is great fun and the most affordable outing for families and groups of friends. How does it work? With your booking, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to play the Trail on your smartphone. Android or IPhone compatible. Once at the starting point, you begin your quest through the city, it's that easy!
Choose your own adventure on this private walking tour of Leiden, combined with a canal cruise. With your dedicated guide in the lead, pass the city's famous Peter Church and the oldest university in the Netherlands, among other sights. Then, board a canal cruise to see the city's sights from the water.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Museum De Lakenhal hours of operation?
Museum De Lakenhal hours of operation: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 12 p.m.–5 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Museum De Lakenhal?
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