Visit the Pieter Teyler House — Teylers Museum

Visit the Pieter Teyler House

All information for your visit to the House

On 5 December 2021, the Pieter Teyler House opened as a new wing to Teylers Museum. The Pieter Teyler House was formerly the residence of Pieter Teyler (1702-1778), founder of the oldest museum in the Netherlands. Some rooms in this unique listed building are among the best-preserved historical interiors of the eighteenth-century Netherlands. The Pieter Teyler House is, however, much more than an historic house. Here, Pieter Teyler’s intellectual legacy comes to life. He believed, for example, that every person had the right to pursue freedom and happiness, and that the world would be a better place as a result. According to Teyler, truth can only be established if people think for themselves. In the Pieter Teyler House, visitors can see the continuing relevance of his ideals and how they led to the foundation of Teylers Museum.  

Visitors address      

Teylers Museum
Spaarne 16, Haarlem (entry via the main entrance)
Information: T +31 (0)23 516 09 06 or email us at 

Openings hours                  

Tuesday through Friday, 10.00 to 17.00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 11.00 to 17.00
 (starting 1 January, 10.00 to 17.00)

Admission prices    

A ticket to Teylers Museum includes a visit to the Pieter Teyler House. 
Visitors have free access to the ground floor of the Pieter Teyler House. Guided tours and group tours of the first floor will be available from 1 March 2022. If you are interested, contact us at .

Starting 15 November, tickets (for time slots) can be purchased online at Entry to the Pieter Teyler House should be arranged on the spot. Due to limited capacity, visitors may have to wait a little while.

Artist in residence 

On assignment for Teylers Museum as its first ‘artist in residence’, artist and photographer Johan Nieuwenhuize is producing a visual record of the process of restoring the Pieter Teyler House. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the Prints and Drawings Room of Teylers Museum. 

Miniature model        

An exact 3D reconstruction of the Pieter Teyler House (scale 1:12) as it was on 8 April 1778, the day Pieter Teyler died, will be one of the showpieces in the Pieter Teyler House. The miniature model has a total length of circa 3.50 metres and width of 75 centimetres. 


On the occasion of the opening of the Pieter Teyler House, the following publications (Dutch only) will appear:       

  • Pieter Teylers Huis – Johan Nieuwenhuize, Art book by the artist and photographer Johan Nieuwenhuize, with an introduction by the director general of the museum, Marjan Scharloo, 164 pages, price €39.00, ISBN 978-90-71835-25-4

  • Het spook in Teylers huis, publishing house Rubinstein (Gouden Boekje/Golden Books), author Jan Paul Schutten, illustrator Marloes de Vries, ages 3 and up, price €8.99, ISBN 978-90-47629-03-0

  •  Teylers Magazijn 144, publication by Teylers Museum, price €5.95

  • Podcast Museum van de Verwondering, Science journalist Diederik Jekel and podcast and theatre maker Dide Vonk will make a podcast on the Pieter Teyler House. The series is a sequel to the successful podcast Museum van de Verwondering (Museum of Wonder). 


Visitors using a wheelchair can enter the Pieter Teyler House via the original entrance, at Damstraat 21, Haarlem. Please notify us at


Teylers Museum, Heleen van Halsema, Public Affairs department, 

T. +31 (0)23 516 09 71 (direct)
T. +31 (0)23 516 09 60 (museum)