Japan Museum Sieboldhuis

The Japan Museum Sieboldhuis is located in Leiden and offers the best from Japan in one Dutch historic house. The museum was established to express the long relationship between Japan and the Netherlands. There are various things to view such as prints, fossils, ceramics, old maps and preserved animals.

The building, consisting of four houses, has been around since the 16th century. All obects were collected in the 19th century by Philipp Frans von Siebold. He was a German who worked in the Netherlands as a doctor. Siebold himself only lived in the building for a short time, which he uses to display his impressive collection of Japanese curiosities to the public. Siebold had collected many objects with the help of Japanese friends and students.

The Japan Museum Sieboldhuis hosts both permanent and regular temporary exhibitions.

Public transport

From NS Station Sassenheim, which you can walk to in 10 minutes from our hotel, a train leaves four times an hour to NS Station Leiden Central. At Leiden Central Station, take the main exit towards the center. From here, the Japan Museum Sieboldhuis is approximately a 15-minute walk away on the Rapenburg canal.

It is also possible to travel to the museum by bus from Leiden Central Bus Stop. We recommend that you get off at Bus stop Breestraat or Bus stop Kort Rapenburg. From here it is about a 5-minute walk to Japan Museum Sieboldhuis. Look for the bus times on HTM.


You can easily reach the museum by car via the A44. Leave the A44 at the Leiden exit and follow Leiden center.

It is best to follow P1 Haagweg for parking. Here you can use the free shuttle bus or walk to the Sieboldhuis in 10 minutes. You can also choose to park your car in the Lammermarkt parking garage or the Morspoort parking garage.

Rent a bike

Prefer a trip by bike? Then you can rent a top quality bicycle at the reception of our hotel.

Read more about the Japan Museum Sieboldhuis and order your tickets.