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Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 5539
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EMA prayer tablets was an eye opener

The Sieboldhuis museum has some permanent exhibition rooms, but also special themes, like EMA's or... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Leiden, The Netherlands
Museum and exhibition centre for Japanese art

This is presented as a Japanese museum but aside from one room given over to the permanent... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 5539

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Sieboldhuis museum has some permanent exhibition rooms, but also special themes, like EMA's or prayer tablets. They also had a photographic works exhibition with interesting transparent pictures. We go there a few times a year and always find it a rewarding little museum to...More

Thank Sholm
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is presented as a Japanese museum but aside from one room given over to the permanent collection it mostly seems to rely on temporary exhibitions. Where the permanent collection is presented is one room, slightly dark and in floor to ceiling display cases, which...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This museum has a very interesting story to tell about the colonial relationship between the Dutch and Japan, and how effective the Japanese were at managing the intrusion into their culture of outside influences. There was an excellent exhibition of woodblock prints while we were...More

Thank AnnenJimEuropeTrip
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very interesting visit to this small museum of Japanese art. Downstairs holds the museum collection of Siebold - ask for the audio guide as this was not offered to us on arrival but is essential if you want to know anything about the exhibits as...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This museum shows intricate Japanese art and daily life items of 17th century when Siebolt was a medical doctor on the iland off Japan where only the Dutch were allowed for trade with Japan. Very good to visit in combination with the Hortus Botanicus, since...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We liked this quiet small museum, located in an attractive Renaissance canal house from the 16th century. It presents a collection of great historic value, gathered at a time when almost nothing was known about Japan and only the Dutch were allowed to trade with...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best part is the movie about Siebold's fascinating life. But the house and its holdings were interesting as well. You won't be long here, but you'll be glad you went.

Thank apt5c
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This museum, located in the former house of Van Siebold himself, tells the interesting story of this physician who came to be stationed on the Dutch trading island off Japan. The collection of artefacts, plant samples, maps and other objects that he obtained is astounding....More

Thank 341claire
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The museum has a film about the life of Siebold, which is narrated (in Dutch with English and Japanese subtitles) in first person, as if Siebold were taking to visitors himself. The highlight of the collections is cartography. There are many precious books and maps,...More

Thank SYLiang
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Enough has been said about this place. I would like to offer my help to make it better and to show more why von siebold was so important for Japan and the west. It's a shame you have to pay an entrance fee to visit...More

Thank J M
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