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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 751 9999
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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the Netherlands’ treasure chamber of science and medicine. What were the major discoveries in the history of science in the Netherlands? Who were the researchers behind them and how great is the impact of their discoveries on our lives today? Find out more about their inventions and join us in thinking about today’s big issues. With a collection spanning five centuries of research and innovation and based on close collaboration with prominent modern scientists, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave offers visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into the world of science.
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Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an awesome collection of artefacts, showing how science and medicine have evolved. The scale of the museum makes it comfortable to view everything in one go, but there’s so much depth that you’ll want to go back. What I loved was the way...More

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boerhaave is an exiting museum for adults, but for children as well! Since the 17th century quite some famous scientists were linked to Leiden (University). You will find them together with their discoveries & inventions. E,g, a full list of all Nobel price winners who...More

Thank Albert B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good museum, especially for regionally specific history. My favourite section was the African section, specifically the history of afro-beat music. There's a lot of interactive exhibitions and the layout allows you to seamlessly move from one region to another without even noticing,...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Boerhaave offers a display of machinery that moved science forward. The museum is very interactive and my child loved it. We will be back

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The new Boerhaave museum has become better after the renovation. More interaction, more interactive, more lively. Still the explanations are to difficult for a lot of people.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

At the risk of not appering very objctive: every minute in this museum will be worth your while. First, it provides a lot of interactive features, games and physical experiments enabling visitors of all ages to gain knowledge while being entertained and interacting whith one...More

Thank Marianna M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a great museum covering the history of astronomy, physics, medicine, chemistry, and biology. It starts of with a film which uses an old medical anatomy theatre and the ceilings around to give you a short introduction about the topics covered. Then you proceed...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you are in Leiden, visit this museum. It looks great, has a lot of interesting topics covered, complete with audio fragments and test setups. Make sure you have enough time though, if you want to explore everything!

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The Boerhaave museum is completely renewed and opened half december again. It's a great museum now. Collection was and is unique, but it it's placed in a beautiful context now, supported with perfectly balanced AV. Lot of information provided via the touchscreens. Some nice interactive...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Behind the largest shopping street in Leiden you find a most interesting museum, at least when you like inventions in the fields of medical applications and physics. The set-up of the museum is impressive and in a few big rooms you will enjoy the results...More

Thank Albert B
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Dale L
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Response from Anita A | Property representative |
Our museum will be open again as of December 16th 2017. So, you are very welcome in September 2018!
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