National Glass Museum

The exhibition galleries of the National Glass Museum occupy two historic houses on the Royal Leerdam glass factory site. Now opened to the public, these spaces hold rotating shows of glassware from around the Netherlands. The bulk of the company's archive and permanent collection is now stored—and on display—in a series of bridges that span the gap between the two houses.

The ground-floor exit on the north façade opens onto a garden court.

Inside each bridge, interruptions in the polycarbonate walls offer views of the site through the powder-coated aluminum mesh cladding.

The museum is built into a dike, so its main entry is actually on the south side and on the second level.

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