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Teylers Museum

  • Spaarne 16 Map It
  • Haarlem

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Just north of the Waag (the Weigh House, built entirely of stone in 1598 and now a pleasant little café), Teylers is housed in a grand 18th-century building with mosaic floors and is the best sort of small museum. It is based on the eclectic whims of an eccentric private collector, in this case the 18th-century merchant Pieter Teyler van der Hulst. Founded in 1784, it's the country's oldest museum and has a mixture of exhibits—fossils and minerals sit alongside antique scientific instruments, such as a battery of 25 Leiden jars, dating from 1789 and used to store an electric charge. The major artistic attraction is a legendary collection of drawings and prints by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Raphael, and other old masters that once belonged to Queen Christina of Sweden.

Sight Information


Spaarne 16, Haarlem, 2011 CH, Netherlands

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Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Published 11/18/2015


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