Now on displayAll exhibitions
5000 years of beads
until Sunday 7 May 2023
Small exhibition with hundreds of necklaces and beads
Magnificent and Meticulous
until Sunday 9 October 2022
Highlights from the collection of cut stones
Tutankhamun on Tahrir Square
until Sunday 4 December 2022
Eight photos of street art of the Egyptian Uprising
The multi-faceted world of Ancient Greece, Etruria, and the Roman Empire.
The Netherlands in Roman Times
Romans and local peoples meet each other along the Limes
Archaeology of the Netherlands
300,000 years of Dutch archaeological history
Archaeology from your back garden
Finds from over 350 Dutch municipalities
The Dutch and the ancient Near East
Stunning stories about a remarkable collection
Spectacular display on the museums 200-year history
World-renowned collection with mummies and mummy cases
Activities & news National Museum of AntiquitiesAll news
- 30 September 2022
Excavations in Saqqara 2022
In September 2022, a research team arrived in Egypt. They will carry out the annual excavation campaign at Saqqara. Read the weekly news-update.
Who are we?
At the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities you can explore the age-old civilisations of Egypt, the Classical World, the ancient Near East, and the Netherlands.
Read more about our opening hours, admission and directions.
- 22 July 2019
Highlights Audio Guide
Explore the 24 most magnificent pieces in our collection: from the Egyptian temple to the statue of a Roman emperor.
Coming soon: Byblos
On 14 October 2022, our new exhibition about Byblos, the world’s most ancient port city, opens. A fishing village that has existed since 6500 BC. was inhabited, grew into a prosperous city on the coast of present-day Lebanon. It became the first international seaport in the world. Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans left their marks. In this large exhibition you will see beautiful masterpieces from the collections of internationally renowned museums, such as the Louvre, British Museum and the National Museum of Beirut.Read more about Byblos