Looking for an inspiring location for a business event or private reception? The National Museum of Antiquities is right in the heart of town, on Leiden's most beautiful canal. It offers a unique ambiance for meetings, symposia, brainstorming, product presentations, and dinners, as well as very reasonable rates.
Due to renovation of the galleries, the museum is temporarily closed until mid-December 2015. You can book the Temple Hall, Trajan Room en Leemans Room again from January 2016.
Venue capacity and facilities
The museum galleries can accommodate 10 to 400 people. All of them feature daylight, comfortable chairs, and modern audiovisual equipment. The museum offers a variety of packages, including a meeting package with coffee and lunch. Museum tours are also available.
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Hiring the Temple Hall
The majestic Temple Hall boasts an authentic, 2,000-year-old Egyptian temple and forms the perfect setting for a talk, symposium, dinner, party, reception, concert, or buffet. The Temple Hall is available outside the museum's regular opening hours and on Mondays.
(due to renovation of the museum the Temple Hall is not available for hiring until the end of 2015)
Hiring the Trajan Room
This room was named after the Roman emperor Trajan, because of the nineteenth-century plaster casts of the renowned Trajan’s Column on display there. One side of the room adjoins the museum terrace, and the other side looks out over the Rapenburg, Leiden’s most beautiful canal.
(due to renovation of the museum the Trajan Room is not available for hiring until the end of 2015)
Hiring the Leemans Room
The Leemans Room is an inviting and practical location for presentations, courses, and talks. This venue is just a few steps away from the Temple Hall with its Egyptian temple and museum café.
(due to renovation of the museum the Leemans Room is not available for hiring until the end of 2015)
Venues for presentations and conferences
The National Museum of Antiquities is also the perfect place for a client reception, product launch, presentation, or conference, with spaces accommodating 10 to 400 people. All venues feature daylight, comfortable chairs, and modern audiovisual equipment. Museum tours are also available.
Museum with world-class Egyptian collection
The National Museum of Antiquities is the Dutch centre for archaeology. One of the five longest-established museums in the Netherlands, it holds a national public collection of more than 150,000 archaeological artefacts from ancient Egypt and the Near East, the Greek and Roman world, and the early Netherlands. Its Egyptian collection is among the world’s top ten. The museum is housed in a historic canal house and béguinage and has an impressive reception area with an authentic Egyptian temple.
Accessibility and parking
The museum is easy to reach by car or by public transport. From Leiden’s central railway station, it is just a ten-minute walk, and paid parking is available. Alternatively, you can park in the Haagweg lot and a free shuttle will take you to the museum.
Rita van Oosterhoud, tel: 071 - 5163 140, or send an e-mail