The Netherlands in the Roman era

Collection Netherlands Roman eraCollection Netherlands Roman era

Due to renovation of the galleries, the museum is temporarily closed until mid-December 2015

Romans came to the Netherlands around the first century AD. They came to expand their empire northwards, halting first at the Elbe river and later at the Rhine. The Rhine became the natural border of the Roman Empire in Northwestern Europe, and many Roman settlements and forts were built along its banks.