Museum De Lakenhal is a source of inspiration for everyone

Museum De Lakenhal is the museum for arts and history of the city of Leiden. The internationally renowned collection contains many highlights such as Lucas van Leyden's 'Last Judgment' (1526-27), beautiful stained glass and paintings by Rembrandt and contemporaries.

The city's illustrious past is highlighted in seven collection presentations, including The Cradle of the Golden Age, Leiden University City, The Siege and Relief of Leiden and Seven Centuries of Leids Laken.

Since 1874, the museum has housed a monumental 17th-century hall for woolen fabrics, which was carefully restored in 2017-2019 and expanded with modern architecture. Because of the special encounters between past and present that take place here, Museum De Lakenhal is a source of inspiration for everyone.

ABOUT MUSEUM DE LAKENHAL

The renovat…

Museum De Lakenhal is a source of inspiration for everyone

Museum De Lakenhal is the museum for arts and history of the city of Leiden. The internationally renowned collection contains many highlights such as Lucas van Leyden's 'Last Judgment' (1526-27), beautiful stained glass and paintings by Rembrandt and contemporaries.

The city's illustrious past is highlighted in seven collection presentations, including The Cradle of the Golden Age, Leiden University City, The Siege and Relief of Leiden and Seven Centuries of Leids Laken.

Since 1874, the museum has housed a monumental 17th-century hall for woolen fabrics, which was carefully restored in 2017-2019 and expanded with modern architecture. Because of the special encounters between past and present that take place here, Museum De Lakenhal is a source of inspiration for everyone.

ABOUT MUSEUM DE LAKENHAL

The renovated Museum De Lakenhal is a perfect location for your reception or event. We highlight the past, present and future in a special way. The Back Courtyard, the Auditorium, the Atelier, and the Front Courtyard offer the opportunity to organise special receptions, including symposia, lectures, receptions and (walking) dinners. Private receptions can be held both inside and outside the museum's regular opening hours. For the possibilities, please contact the Events Department via events@lakenhal.nl.

Exclusive tailor-made tours can be provided by professional museum guides. Guided tours by the director and/or curators are also possible in consultation.

The museum is less than a 10-minute walk from Leiden Central Station. The nearest parking garage is the Lammermarkt parking garage.

AUDITORIUM

The bright, open Auditorium in the public area of the museum is ideal for lectures and presentations. In addition, with its large windows, the Auditorium offers a beautiful view of the Singel as a backdrop for receptions and parties. The Auditorium can be enjoyed separately from the museum but will always stand out in connection thanks to the wall covering by textile designer Aleksandra Gaca. Her brand new and beautiful design especially for the Auditorium not only ensures perfect acoustics, but also adds to the character and allure of the space.

ATELIER

In the Atelier, young and old come together for workshops, school visits and family activities. In addition, the Atelier offers space for a lecture, meeting or reception for a select group. The Atelier can be booked separately or in combination with the Auditorium.

COURTYARD

The four parts of Museum De Lakenhal are visible and accessible from the central courtyard, the Secret Annexe. Traces of almost 375 years of building history are displayed in their full glory. During the museum's opening hours, this place serves as the visitor's central orientation area. Outside opening hours, this covered courtyard is ideal for receptions, dinners and presentations. Besides the fact that this special place already tells one of the core stories of Museum De Lakenhal, you can enrich your event by visiting the other core stories under the guidance of a tour guide.

The Secret Annexe can only be booked outside of the museum's opening hours.

CAFÉ LAKEN

Outside the museum's opening hours, the café can be booked for private events, possibly together with the terrace. For more information, please contact the Events Department at events@lakenhal.nl.

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