until 4 September 2022

Magnificent and meticulous


"Magnificent and Meticulous" brings together the most beautiful and remarkable cut stones from the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.

You will see over a hundred examples of these colourful and often precious gems with engraved images. They come from the ancient Near East, Egypt and classical antiquity. Some are no larger than a fingertip. The stones display images of gods, animals, symbols, emperors and magic spells.

It is compulsory to book a time slot for your visit in advance.


  • daily until September 4th, 2022from 10:00 to 17:00