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Search in our collection database (only available in Dutch)

On this search page you can see around 67,000 objects from the collectionof the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. The data base is still expanding and contains objects from all collection aereas of the museum: ancient Egypt, Classical World (Greeks, Romans, Etruscans), ancient Near East and the early Netherlands (until 1600 AD).

  • Forapplication of loans, please contact the museum’s registrar.
  • The database is only available in Dutch. Use Dutch keywords for searching.
  • Texts are taken from a scientific register and most requiresome subject knowledge. Some texts, orparts of texts, are written in English.
  • You can also search for bits/fragments of a word. Type these in the box ‘zoeken’ en type a * behind it, for example:mum*