Now on displayAll exhibitions
until Sunday 12 March 2023
Major exhibition about the world's most ancient port in Lebanon
5000 years of beads
until Sunday 7 May 2023
Small exhibition with hundreds of necklaces and beads
Tutankhamun on Tahrir Square
until Sunday 18 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
28 October 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.
Read more about our opening hours, admission and directions.
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.
Are you a student or a researcher, or are you just interested in antiquity? Then come and have a look in our scientific library.
Now on display: Byblos
Visit 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, the National Museum of Beirut and the American University of Beirut Archaeological Museum. On display until 12 March 2023.Read more about Byblos