Museum De Lakenhal
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Recently renovated, this museum is not to be missed as it is a historical building which was of huge importance to Leiden. And there is quite nice art on show now.
Since its founding in 1874, Museum De Lakenhal has been located in the Cloths Hall, known in Dutch as the 'Laecken-Halle'. This building, built in 1640, is one of Leiden’s monuments, and is where the historically famous Leiden cloth was thoroughly inspected before being sold. Today, the building…
The museum is set in a beautiful building on a pretty canal street in the centre of Leiden. Exhibits art from artists who were born or were based in Leiden and tells the story of the textile industry in Leiden. When I visited they were planning a new Leiden cloth and had several examples that you…