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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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The National Museum of Antiquities is housed in an old monumental building and ‘Begijnhof’. It is the Dutch centre for archaeology. A large part of the collection consists of objects related to ancient Egypt. Unique is the two thousand year old Egyptian temple in the central hall of the museum. Besides ancient Egypt, the museum covers the Middle East, the Classical world and the early history of the Netherlands. The entire collection consists of more than 80,000 objects, including statues of Roman emperors, Etruscan tomb finds and mummies.
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Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beatiful collection on display. Its not a huge museum but most pieces are more than just interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to this museum very much. The ground floor is devoted almost entirely to Egyptian antiquities. I spent most of my time upstairs, looking at the Etruscan and Greek displays. They have a very well presented, small collection of Greek vases with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RMO is a must-visit when in Leiden, at least if you have the slightest interest in history and archeology. The museum is almost entirely bi-lingual (except for the red/white RMO signs indicating some of the top pieces in the museum). Irrespective of whether you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were there to see the Nineveh exhibition and saw the standard exhibition as well. Niniveh was excellent.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Second visit to the Rijks Museum. The exhibition although small was worth visiting explaining the destruction of the Site during ISIS occupation. The Museum has some nice Egyptian statues and wall paintings worth seeing.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

it's rare to see a museum so full of people enjoying themselves but we went on a Saturday (particularly to see their current exhibition on Ninevah - they seem to have a good selection of exhibitions) and the place was full - both of adults...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A great museum with some excellent collections. And small enough for you not to be totally overwhelmed or exhausted by the number exhibits. We went mainly to see the exhibition on Persepolis, which turned out to be one small room and something of a disappointment....More

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Royal Museum of Antiquities has been a real surprise. The Egyptian exposition at the ground floor is huge and very complete; there are artefacts, statues and a wonderful collection of painted sarcophagi. At the first floor, the section dedicated to the Etruscans is little...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great experience, makes sure you reserve 2 till 3 hours and a coffee stop. The exhibition is of broad variety and high quality. So much to see. If you can spread it over 2 days

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

My first time in the Netherlands and I love museums and art galleries. This museum is fabulous because they have headsets that let you listen to the exhibit instead of having tour guides speaking over each other in the crowded areas. We went through the...More

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bobrosie
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.
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