National Museum of Antiquities

In the National Museum of Antiquities, antiquity and archeology come back to life! There are various collections originating from Egypt, Classical Antiquity, the Ancient Near East and the Netherlands (Prehistory, Roman times and the Middle Ages). The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden has permanent exhibitions all year round, but there are also temporary exhibitions. These exhibitions are compiled from collections from the museum's own collection, but are also borrowed from other national and international museums.

The National Museum of Antiquities is unique because of its Egyptian collection as it is one of the top ten most important Egyptian collections that can be found in the world!

The National Museum of Antiquities was initially established as an 'archaeologist cabinet' at Leiden University in 1818. During the nineteenth century, the collection grew with mainly objects from ancient Egypt and Classical Antiquity. Since 1 July 1955, the museum has been an independent foundation that manages the archaeological part of the national collection and exhibits it to a large public.

Public transport

There are several options for getting to the National Museum of Antiquities by public transport. For all options, it is best to go to Leiden Central Station first. Leiden Central Station can be reached by train from Sassenheim NS Station, which departs four times an hour. Sassenheim railway station is a 10-minute walk from our hotel.

You can also use the direct Arriva bus connection (Qliner 50) from bus stop Viaduct, Warmond, to reach Leiden Central Station. The bus stop is a 7-minute walk from our hotel. Upon arrival at Leiden Central Station, we recommend that you plan your journey further via HTM. Via this website you can find the most suitable bus connection that suits your trip to the National Museum of Antiquities.


In addition to the train and bus, you can also reach the National Museum of Antiquities by car. Via the A44 you are already at your destination within 15 minutes! It is best to park your car at Parking Haagweg in Leiden.

Rent a bike

By bike you can reach the National Museum of Antiquities in half an hour, so this is definitely recommended! Our hotel offers various top quality bicycles that you can rent as a hotel guest at the reception of our hotel.

Read more about the National Museum of Antiquities and order your tickets!