Although online reservations are no longer mandatory, we continue to work with time slots with a maximum capacity. Do you want to be assured of access to the museum? Then we advise you to buy a ticket online in advance to avoid disappointment at the museum entrance.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00.


  • Closed on regular Mondays, except for advance (school) group bookings.
  • Always closed on: 1 January, 27 April, 3 October, 25 December.

Extra open days:

  • Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Boxing Day, 10.00 - 17.00.
  • Whit Monday (1 June), 12.00 - 17.00.
  • On Mondays during official school holidays:

    On Mondays during official school holidays: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24, October 12, October 19, December 21 and December 28, 10.00 - 17.00.


National Museum Boerhaave
10, Lange St. Agnietenstraat
2312 WC Leiden
+31 71 - 751 99 99

Admission fees

Adults: € 13.00
Children 4 – 17: € 5.50
Children 0 – 3: free admission
ICOM/Museumkaart: free admission
LUMC staff (with LUMC ID): free admission
Students (with student ID): free admission

Museum café & museum shop


Ready to take a break while you’re visiting the museum? Enjoy a coffee and our selection of cakes or an appetizing lunch in our museum café.

Looking for a souvenir or a gift? The museum shop is the place to visit. No entrance ticket required for the museum shop.

Group visits


Are you visiting National Museum Boerhaave with a group of over 15 persons? Let us know in advance by email: or by telephone: +31 - 71 - 751 99 99, and we’ll be ready to receive you. Please let us know in advance if you want a tour in English, as we can offer guided tours in English in the weekends.

Visiting the Library


You can view archives and books in the library. If you have any queries about the collection please send us an email: Would you like to visit the library? Make an appointment by sending an email or give us a call at: + 31 - 71 - 7519 940.

Address (15 minutes walk from the Museum)
Library Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Raamsteeg 2 (entrance is opposite No. 19, please ring the doorbell)
2311 PL Leiden

Open: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:45pm. 

Closed: Weekends and holidays

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