Museum Volkenkunde

Opening hours and prices

The museum is open!

You can find our opening hours and admission fees below. You can book your online tickets here.

Opening hours

The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

Please note: the museum is also open on Mondays during school vacations and on various holidays.

This means that we're open on: 

  • 15 & 22 February (Spring holiday)
  • 5 April (Easter Monday)
  • 3 & 10 May (May holidays)
  • 24 May (Pentecost)
  • 12 July, 19 July, 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 30 August (Summer holiday)
  • 18 & 25 October (Fall holiday)
  • 27 December (Christmas holiday)
  • 3 January (Christmas holiday)

Closed on:

  • January 1st (New Years Day)
  • April 27th (King's Day)
  • October 3rd (Leidens ontzet)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)

Admission prices

Adults (19 years and older) € 15,00
Children (from 4 up to and including 18 years old)  € 6,00
Children (up to and including 3 years old) Free
CJP* € 9,00
Students* € 10,00
Students Leiden University* Free
Museumcard* Free
Bankgiro Loterij VIP-KAART* Free
ICOM, Vereniging Rembrandt* Free
* Discount or free entrance only on presentation of the relevant discount and/or student card. This card must be physically presented. Digital variants are not accepted.

Students Leiden University: Choose with an online reservation for "I already have an entrance ticket/card/voucher". Free entrance applies on presentation of the Leiden University student card.

Opening hours Library

Opening hours: Tuesday until Friday from 13.00 until 17.00.