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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 3163
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Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 3163

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful museum with a good variety of exhibits. Not really for children as there are no interactive displays. For the size museum, it had some excellent antiquities. Took only a few hours to visit. Great location. Near the old prison building and Rembrandt school is...More

Thank Tenoannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are fantastic Egyptian and Greek collections but as a tourist I most wanted to see the history of the Low Counties prior to 17 Century when all the towns we have been visiting are incorporated. This is on the 3rd floor but we stupidly...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a Sunday afternoon to see the Egyptian collection in particular (as we have recently seen the Egyptian collection in Vienna). Although it is not as large as the museum in Vienna, it is worth visiting. Beautiful collection and beautifully displayed and...More

Thank Johan17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised to find this kind of excellent museum of antiquities in Leiden - highly recommended for anyone interested for example in ancient Egypt, etruscans or prehistory of the Netherlands. A nice museum cafe, too!

Thank Sanna_helsinki
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We spent 3 hours looking at the fantastic artefacts. There is a wealth of interesting exhibits from the last 5,000 years (probably older too). As well as the exhibits the building itself is remarkable. It has a modern extension which is more obvious the higher...More

Thank thedoggroomerUk
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We really enjoyed this museum affiliated with the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam. The Ancient Egypt collection is excellent, as is the Roman. We especially enjoyed the archaeology exhibit of the Netherlands from the Stone Age to 20th Century. The Queens of the Nile exhibit didn't impress...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I went here for the Egyptian exhibition. It was really interesting, they had some really nice pieces of art and a wide variety of objects. The rest of the collection is a bit limited in my opinion.

Thank jolav12
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have been living in and around Leiden for the past fifteen years, and this is by far the best museum in the city. The permanent collection is very interesting, and it's also a great place to visit with children.

Thank Brittattas
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The place is full of great art of works. I personally enjoyed the "newer" part of it. The museum's audioguide can be downloaded to a cellphone, is full of interesting news and can be used not only as an art information but also a tour...More

Thank Kasiuuls
Reviewed 1 April 2017

What a wonderful experience! We spent 4 hours here to view the amazing collection from Ancient Egypt. The Queens of the Nile special exhibition on loan from Turin was well worth the visit from our home in Cardiff, UK, but the main section that is...More

Thank HilaryElizabeth
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Could you indicate if in fact this museum is closed until December of this year?
26 July 2015|
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Response from bobrosie |
Thanks for your answer. We did visit a number of fabulous museums when we were in Amsterdam and Leiden this past year, not to speak of The Concertgebouw where we were able to appreciate the terrific acoustics.