Rijksmuseum Boerhaave is the national treasure house of 500 years of science and medicine. Investigators, Inventors and Innovators shows the gems from this treasure trove. The microscopes with which Van Leeuwenhoek made the world of the small visible, the oldest telephone in the Netherlands, the very first artificial kidney — together they guide the reader through the highlights of our scientific and medical history. Experts from inside and outside the museum shed light on the salient episodes from this history in accurate essays from various angles.
In 2019, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave received the European Museum of the Year Award for its renewed interior. The former chronological arrangement of the rooms has made way for a modern and more thematic layout, such as the Golden Age, Disease & Health and Water, Power and Data.