Meet the town that is older than Leiden

The Leiderdorp Museum is a small, local museum that hosts artefacts illustrating the history of the Leiden region. Now a suburb of Leiden, the history of Leiderdorp predates that of its big city neighbour. Before the dawn of written history in the region, Leiden’s oldest structure, de Burcht, was built at the outer limit of a region then called Leithon.

People have lived and worked in our region from pre-Roman times until today. Recent excavations are highlighted in the current exposition which puts Leiderdorp’s Merovingian and Carolingian history in the spotlights.

The museum is entirely run by volunteers. Entrance is free.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday 14.00 – 17.00 h
  • Saturday 10.30 – 12.30 h
  • Sunday 14.00 – 16.00 h.

During the summer the museum will open on demand. Should you want to plan a visit outside regular opening hours, feel free to make arrangements by contacting the museum by email:

Voorstraat 17, 2251 BL Voorschoten
tel 071 561 6242