Search the museum’s 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).

  • ¹ Collection data and images from the National Museum of Antiquities are freely available for re-use by developers under a Creative Commons license. Object descriptions (metadata) and images (content) are made available under a CC0 licence.
  • The database is only available in Dutch. You will need to search using Dutch keywords.
  • You can also search using part of a word. Type the letters in the box ‘zoeken’ and add an asterisk: e.g. mum*
  • The texts derive from a scientific register and are therefore most accessible to readers with some knowledge of the subject. Some texts, or parts of texts, are written in English. We are working on improving the accessibility of the texts.

¹ Please note that previous consent does not affect any possible existing third-party copyrights on the objects or artworks depicted in these images. Users are responsible for securing the necessary permissions from the relevant copyright holders.

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