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Museum Boerhaave

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Address: Lange St. Agnietenstraat 10, 2312 WC, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Please note that our museum is currently closed for renovation. At the end...

Please note that our museum is currently closed for renovation. At the end of 2017 we will re-open our new museum at the same location.

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Fascinating inventions

Behind the largest shopping street in Leiden you find a most interesting museum, at least when you like inventions in the fields of medical applications and physics. The set-up of... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Behind the largest shopping street in Leiden you find a most interesting museum, at least when you like inventions in the fields of medical applications and physics. The set-up of the museum is impressive and in a few big rooms you will enjoy the results of world famous inventions. The "Leidsche fles" is one of them.

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Commana, France
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Every engineer knows that name. Theorems in mechanics and in opics. Leiden is the birthplace of Huygens. The museum is keeping his memory. See some of the original devices he invented. The Boerhaven museum also displays the original anatomy lab of the oldest University im Holland.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I enjoyed seeing some of the historic scientific intstruments, but some of the main features, such as the presentation in the old operating theater, are in Dutch only. I went to check this one out on my own--I think my kid would have been bored.

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Anita A, Public Relations Manager at Museum Boerhaave, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you missed the English version of the Anatomical Theatre! Normally, our hosts show our foreign visitors where to find the 'English headphones', so we are sorry we missed you. Fortunately, most information is bilingual (English and Dutch) in our museum. At the moment we are closed for renovation and when we re-open mid 2017, we... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

There are many science museums elsewhere, but the Boerhaave is a very special one. Leiden being a city of science and home to the first university in the Netherlands, is a perfect place for a museum of this kind: a beautifully reconstructed surgery theater of the old medical school, original Leeuwenhoek microscopes, the helium liquefaction equipment of Kamerlingh-Onnes and much... More 

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Thank itamarboston
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

If you like rarities and odd things you must visit the Boerhaave Museum! It's a former laboratory turned into a museum with amazing and diverse collections.

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Thank FuTalks
Leiden, The Netherlands
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Themed around science and medicine, this rather small museum shows it does not require big architecture to create an attractive museum. The collection is a mixture of antique apparel and explanation catered toward kids. Add some exhibitions on rather "grown-up" themes and you get a nice mixture for the whole family.

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The museum is located in the old town of Leiden. The entrance fee is very low, just one Euro. I was positively surprised about that. The building itself feels really cosy, it has many small rooms and corridors. Here you find the instruments the discoverers in 17th century used to navigate over the oceans. The first microscope is here, which... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The Boerhave museum goes has a history about 5 centuries... It is amazing how many things you can learn and see...I am wondering: how was life before year 1850 when anaesthesia was discovered and the benefit of keeping hands clean???

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The display of van 't Hoffs tetraeders and Kamerlingh Onnes cryogenic lab are already reasons enough to go there!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 December 2015

I really enjoyed the Einstein and Friends exhibit. the food exhibit was mostly in dutch and hard to follow/ understand.

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