Rijksmuseum Boerhaave and its collection

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the Netherlands’ treasure chamber of science and medicine. What were the major discoveries in the history of science in the Netherlands? Who were the researchers behind them and how great is the impact of their discoveries on our lives today? Find out more about their inventions and join us in thinking about today’s big issues. With a collection spanning five centuries of research and innovation and based on close collaboration with prominent modern scientists, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave offers visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into the world of science.

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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Lange Sint Agnietenstraat 10
2312 WC Leiden

Visitor information Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

On public holidays the museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
On January 1st, April 27 (King's Day), October 3rd and December 25th the museum is closed.


0 – 3Free
4 – 17€5.50
CJP Pass€8.00

Also Free to the following:
NVON membership card
Friends lottery VIP card
Student MBO /HBO/WO
LUMC staff pass


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Credit card
Audio tour

Location & Map

Lange Sint Agnietenstraat 10, Leiden

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    De schatkamer van wetenschap en geneeskunde

    Permanent exhibition

  • Machtige verzamelingen
    Now on display

    Machtige verzamelingen

    Permanent exhibition

  • Gouden Eeuw
    Now on display

    Gouden Eeuw

    Permanent exhibition

  • Ziekte & Gezondheid
    Now on display

    Ziekte & Gezondheid

    Permanent exhibition

  • Waterland Boerhaave
    Now on display

    Waterland Boerhaave

    Permanent exhibition

  • Schateiland Boerhaave
    Now on display

    Schateiland Boerhaave

    Permanent exhibition

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    Type 1 diabetes de wereld uit

    Oct 28, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

  • Besmet!


    Jul 16, 2020 – Jan 9, 2022

  • Kosmos: Kunst & Kennis

    Kosmos: Kunst & Kennis

    Oct 10, 2019 – Mar 15, 2020

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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave Reviews

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave has 2 ratings.

  • Renske
    Renske • Jan 29, 2016

    Een heel leuk museum, ook voor kinderen! Vooral de waterspeeltuin op de binnenplaats en het anatomisch theater zijn de favorieten van mijn zoon.

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