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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

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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...more
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Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 516 3163
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To be honest I was a bit underwhelmed with this museum and was glad we had got in free during the national free monuments weekend. There were some good displays - I liked the Egyptian ones best - but it's ultra modern layout just ended...More

Thank lolarabbit
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is a hidden gem. The Egyptian collection is noteworthy and they have one of the small Aswan temples in the main hall; there is a free audio guide in English that is very informative; the signs in front of each artefact are only...More

Thank CuriousTraveler007
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very interesting museum although security staff can be rude. This was our second visit on a rainy day and we particularly enjoyed the Egyptian artifacts.

Thank garfieldBelfast
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum. Large selection of Egyptian artifacts. Spaced out nicely to walk around and enjoy. It was good to stop in while it was raining. There is a place to store you coat and umbrellas.

Thank mgtnjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals (especially schools) who wish to see Meditterranean archaeology might visit and learn. But for tourists, to see a small collection of Greek pottery or Roman statues I suggest to travel to Rome... In the top floor is a new exhibition of Dutch archaeological material....More

Thank Travellingfamily012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an absolute must when visiting Leiden - if you are into history, of course. Their comprehensive collection is very impressive and - quite unexpectedly- measures up to many antiquity museums in major cities worldwide!

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I’d been to the Louvre a few years ago which has an amazing array, clearly this is not on that scale but it’s well laid out and has interest for everyone. The museum is spotless well kept with good information with 80% also in English....More

Thank BedfordTerrier74
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. A smallish museum that entertains and informs with helpful friendly English speaking staff. There are audio guides in English for visitors but the Egyptian collection as well as Greek and Roman collections are worth your time. It cost us...More

Thank Lee337Lee337
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Due to Holland's assistance with the protection and saving of Egyptian antiquities many items were gifted to the museum creating a stunning collection probably only surpassed in Egypt itself. The rest of the museum is a little lack lustre in comparison but the Egyptian collection...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Impressive collections of the various ages and civilizations in the development of humanity. Continuously renewing and attractive. Worth a visit.

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bobrosie
26 July 2015|
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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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