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Einstein's Sink

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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Dripping with anticipation

A highlight of any visit to Leiden. So good, that I needed to pipe in. Surprised this attraction... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Yes it is a sink

Yes, many, many famous scientists (among whom Einstein) have used this sink when it still hung at... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
Leiden, The Netherlands
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May 25, 2018
“Dripping with anticipation ”
Sep 26, 2017
“Yes it is a sink”
Einstein's Sink is a nearly 100 year old sink which was taken from the old physics building and installed in its current location in the 90's. This sink was used by many famous scientists, most notably Albert Einstein. The sink is installed in the...more
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Niels Bohrweg 2 | Leiden Institute of Physics, 2333 CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

A highlight of any visit to Leiden. So good, that I needed to pipe in. Surprised this attraction has sunk so low on the trip advisor list. It provides access to clean, potable water (hot and cold) INTO a building. Think of the lives it's...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Yes, many, many famous scientists (among whom Einstein) have used this sink when it still hung at the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory ( located at city center). This sink was saved from demolition and got a new destination at the bioscience park far from city center....More

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Reviewed October 17, 2015

Sink of the year 10/10. The sink is made of white porcelain has a drain and is in a white room. I'm very proud to have seen such a sink.

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Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away in a corner of the lecture hall, it is not immediatly visible, but definately pretty cool :).

3  Thank DominiqueP1527
Reviewed May 23, 2015

A historical sight for a historical city, very nice! It stands in a classroom so you can't just walk in, try to ask at the reception desk!

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January 9, 2017|
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Response from Synethos | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Usually not, but you could send a message to the Einstein wasbak Facebook page and see if a student can let you in. facebook com/einsteinwasbak/