Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the national museum of the history of science and medicine. It was established in 1931.


Driven by our passion for science, we want our visitors to discover the vital importance of science for everyday life. 

We do this by:

  • connecting the personal stories of the scientists behind the major discoveries and inventions with our unique collection; 
  • inspiring people to form an opinion on the urgent scientific issues of today and tomorrow; 
  • encouraging new generations to cultivate their talents.


In a world of rapidly accelerating scientific and technological change, we regard it as our task to involve people in this process and show them where these developments are coming from. We believe it will lead to a greater understanding of science and the remarkable achievements of research and innovation.

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