until 4 September

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, 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00