Museum of Ethnology

Leiden has a number of museums. How about Museum of Ethnology? In Museum of Ethnology many events and exhibitions are organized about people and institutions of non-Western cultures. The themes of the events are closely related to traditions, rituals and customs from the cultures.

Museum of Ethnology is one of the oldest ethnological museums in the world. The museum is in the midst of current events and makes visitors curious about the enormous cultural diversity available in the world. The museum regularly shows changing exhibitions in the permanent exhibition objects that consist of eight cultural areas. All these objects each tell a human story. Stories about universal human themes such as mourning, praying, fighting and celebrating. In Museum of Ethnology you will discover that, despite the differences, we are all the same.

Public transport

There are several ways to reach Museum of Ethnology. For example, you can travel by train from NS Station Sassenheim to NS Station Leiden Central in 6 minutes. Sassenheim railway station is only a 10-minute walk from our hotel. It is a 6-minute walk from Leiden Central Station to Museum of Ethnology.

You can also use the direct Arriva bus connection (Qliner 50). This bus leaves from the nearest bus station Viaduct, Warmond, which is about a 7 minute walk from our hotel. The bus leaves four times an hour and will stop in front of Leiden Central Station. In approximately 6 minutes you will reach Museum of Ethnology.


The car is also an option as a means of transport to the Museum of Ethnology. It is best to park your car in the Morspoort parking garage. You can reach this parking garage from our hotel within 10 minutes. Parking garage Morspoort is a 5-minute walk from Museum of Ethnology.

Rent a bike

As a last option, you can take a wonderful 30-minute bike ride. Our hotel rents out various top quality bicycles, both regular and electric bicycles are here for you!

Click here for more information about Museum of Ethnology and order your tickets in advance!