Museum The Spinoza house


Het Spinozahuis
Spinozalaan 29
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In Rijnsburg he completed his introduction to the philosophy of Descartes and also began working on his chief philosophical work, the ‘Ethica’. The library Spinoza left has largely been reconstructed from an inventory drawn up after his death in 1677. The books, often in contemporary vellum and leather bindings, represent a collection unique in the world. Portraits, letters and documents on and by Spinoza have also been preserved. Albert Einstein wrote his name in the guestbook when he visited the Spinozahuis in 1920. The lathe in one of the rooms in the museum is a reproduction of a workbench such as Spinoza would have used for grinding lenses.

Opening times

  • every Mondayclosed
  • every Tuesdayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 13:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 13:00 to 17:00

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