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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the Netherlands’ treasure chamber of science and medicine. What were the major discoveries in the history of science in the Netherlands? Who were the researchers behind them and how great is the impact of their discoveries...more
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Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 751 9999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to see the surgical theatre structure but was surprised at how comprehensive this museum was. Good for system thinkers who want to understand the history of scientific discovery better. If you speak English ask for an iPad which has all the museum plates...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Thanks to the 350th birthday of Dr. Boerhaave, the museum is now holding a temporary exhibition about who he was, in what world he lived, and how he changed the scientific world of medicine. The temporary exhibition is definitely worth a visit! Certainly, the museum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nanimonaiw2018
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This is a really good display of the work of Boerhaave and other Dutch scientists.The anatomy lecture theatre is a brilliant show and the exhibits are well supported by electronic/video/audio materials. We only had time to spend 90 mins there, but could have spent much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DJWebb0
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Visited this museum for the first time, and I was amazed at what was displayed there. The museum is not huge, but we spend all afternoon there, and we could have spend much more time there. If you like history and science, you cannot skip...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dvdmeer
Anita A, Public Relations Manager at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are proud to have so many happy visitors!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I've made it a personal project to visit all of the major medical history museums in the world and I'm well on the way to reaching my goal. Though I have a soft spot for older museums with collections that have been in place for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice L
Anita A, Public Relations Manager at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for review. We are happy to share our wonderful collection and the stories behind all these impressive inventions with our visitors. Kind appreciations like yours make our day.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The exhibition is done chronologically. You start with anatomical drawings. There are four paintings in the same room that the doctor depicts. The museum also has a theater. And it's fun for the kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MCreiziger
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fabulous museum. Bring children for the educational garden with archimedes screw and waterwheels. Or harness your inner

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eaglescliffe
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very nice museum to do with kids. learned many new things. highly recommended to visit. We took the junior math suitcase with a lot of fun things to explore for kids from 8-12 years

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erickroon
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We had a good time in this museum. We were given an iPad to read about things in English if there were no English explanations. The staff were very kind and helped us get to the English headphones in the theatre, and to give us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Pros: Air conditioned! (Very hot day when we went) Outside water play area for children Highly recommend to watch the introduction video at the start of the museum Exhibits thoughtfully laid out, and well-maintained Plenty to keep even a toddler interested, and my science teacher...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Dale L
15 November 2017|
Response from Anita A | Property representative |
Our museum will be open again as of December 16th 2017. So, you are very welcome in September 2018!
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