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Teylers Museum, Haarlem

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Stroll through two centuries of historical exhibits at Teylers Museum. Opened in 1784, the museum is the oldest in the country, and has changed little since the late 19th century. Explore the cultural history exhibits, which include fossils and minerals, as well as scientific instruments, coins, and encyclopedia collections. Admire the Oval Room, the oldest section and an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. If you'd lke to get a deeper understanding of the exhibits, pick up an audio guide at the start of your visit. Add Teylers Museum and other attractions to your Haarlem trip itinerary using our Haarlem vacation builder.
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  • In the Teylers Museum, there are indeed to see a lot, so terribly interesting I find not but frankly the Museum.
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  • In this museums art & science hand in hand. A visit to the Teylers brings you back in time. Here you'll find handwritten and even typed info sheets next to the items are great! Fun for young & old.
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  • Even the entrance is breathtakingly beautiful. In the first rooms you imagine yourself in a museum of past times. The establishment remained unchanged since the 18th century. Attractions include a elektrizeermachine from 1784. By rubbing large glass will be electricity generated. The display cases are lit only by invading sun rays. In gloomy weather it can be pretty dark. You see here above all fossils and minerals. Then you come in the modern area. Here you can see art. Both modern and old masters. In the cafe (garden room) you can have a nice lunch or enjoy coffee and cake.
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  • It's a neat museum! Lots of interesting collections. Not too big, a couple hours here and you'd see everything. Be sure to take a free audioguide if you don't speak Dutch!
  • Great mix of exhibits, something for everyone. Could have a couple of hands on exhibits for children. Fantastic building.
  • Free English audio guide is available and it is super interesting to listen to the stories and the explanations. In the first section, you will see very fascinating fossils. How they are displayed is very clasic old fashion, which makes everything even more interesting!
  • Very cool museum. Collection of many old science instruments. English audio explanation of some.
  • Oldest museum in the country, very old set up, the museum is a museum piece in itself. Today we visited the temporary exhibition, Watteau (mostly drawings, most interesting picture was the oldest version of Embarkation for Cythera, not the more famous one at the Louvre).

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Where to stay in Haarlem

Many visitors to Haarlem choose to stay in the historical town center, which offers easy access to the city's outstanding museums. Centrally located four- and five-star rooms and suites offer all the amenities you need, but they also come at a steep price. For slightly less expensive lodgings, check out the good-value guesthouses and self-catering apartments just minutes from the city's main train station. You can also visit Haarlem from nearby Amsterdam, which offers a greater variety of affordable hotel and hostel rooms.
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