Highlights collection

Explore the most remarkable exhibits in our collection: colourful mummy coffins, statues of Greek and Roman gods, the famous Dutch Dorestad brooch and the impressive Egyptian statue of Maya and Merit.

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Maya en Merit

Search collection

This search page enables you to see more than 140,000 objects from the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities. The database is still expanding and contains objects from all sections of the museum’s collection: Ancient Egypt and Nubia, the Classical World (Greeks, Romans, Etruscans), the ancient Near East and the early Netherlands (up to 1600 AD).

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Provenance of the collection

Like other museums, the National Museum of Antiquities increasingly receives questions from society about the provenance of the museum collection, the ownership of objects and the management and display of human remains. On these pages we list the most frequently asked questions about this, with our answers. You can also read more about the meaning of laws, regulations and terms used in the world of museums and heritage.

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Loans for exhibitions

The National Museum of Antiquities has a large collection of archaeological objects in its care. The museum is happy to supply these objects on loan, especially since it could not possibly place its entire collection on display itself. In principle, only registered museums can receive items from the collection on loan, e.g. for exhibitions. Loans are subject to certain conditions.

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