Museums in Leiden
For a day of culture and art you can visit diverse musea in Leiden. Get carried away in the world of Anthropology, Historical civilizations, Science & Biology en of course the history of Leiden.
Naturalis is one of the worlds five largest musea of natural history where you can find everything about fauna, geology, mineralogy and bio-technology.
National museum of Antiquities
The museum of antiquities holds the largest collection of ancient heritages of the Greek, Egyptian and Roman civilization.
National museum of anthropology
The museum of anthropology shows a collection of all famous worldwide cultures.
This historical building where all textile, where Leiden was famous about, was inspected, shows the whole history of Leiden from Rembrandt till the deprive from Spain.
In this historical academy you are show how knowledge was gathered about science and biology.
This universitairy flower garden was raised late 16th century as a result of exchanges of knowledge about the flora. This is still a place of study for the university and holds a collection of the most rare flowers.
Astrological observation centre
This observation centre has been visited since the 17th century by the greatest astrologists of their time. It is still part of the university.
Phillip Siebold was the Governor General in Japan from where he gathered a private collection of Japanese artefacts. His house is still a monument to visit his collections.
The Falcon mill
This 18th century mill shows you how this mill provided the city of flour back in the 18th century.