Museum De Lakenhal is the museum for fine art, history and crafts from the city of Leiden. The city's illustrious past is highlighted in seven collection presentations.

The internationally renowned collection contains numerous highlights such as 'The Last Judgement' (1526-27) by Lucas van Leydens, beautiful stained glass, and paintings by Rembrandt and his contemporaries. Since 1874, the museum has been located in a historic 17th century inspection hall for woollen fabrics, which was carefully restored between 2017-2019 and expanded with modern architecture. The special interaction between past and present that takes place here makes Museum De Lakenhal a source of inspiration for everyone. 

Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • We are closed on the following days:
    January 1 – New Year's Day
    April 27 – King's Day
    December 25 – Christmas Day

    We are accessible free of charge at:
    May 1 - 150th anniversary of Museum De Lakenhal
    October 3 - Leidens Ontzet (free admission until 1 p.m., closed afterwards)

    We will be extra open on these holidays in 2024:
    April 1 – Easter Monday
    May 20 – Whit Monday


  • Adults€16.00
  • CJP (Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort)€9.50
  • ChildrenFree
  • MJK (Museumjaarkaart)Free