Venue hire

Dinner in the TempelzaalDinner in the Tempelzaal
Tempelzaal, ready for a receptionTempelzaal, ready for a reception

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.

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.

Event type 



meeting Leemanszaal 60
  Trajanuszaal 20
presentation Tempelzaal 200
  Leemanszaal 60
  Trajanusszaal 20
symposium any venue 300
reception or party Tempelzaal 400
dinner Tempelzaal 150

Hiring the Tempelzaal

The majestic Tempelzaal 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 Tempelzaal is available outside the museum's regular opening hours and on Mondays.

Hiring the Trajanuszaal

This gallery 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 gallery adjoins the museum terrace, and the other side looks out over the Rapenburg, Leiden’s most beautiful canal. The adjacent Tuinkamer (Garden Room) offers the possibility of splitting into smaller groups. Group lunches are also an option. A beautiful place for an inspiring session.

Hiring the Leemanszaal

The Leemanszaal is an inviting and practical location for presentations, courses, and talks. This venue is just a few steps away from the Tempelzaal with its Egyptian temple and museum café.

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