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Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 5539
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Modern Japanese Lacqerware

16 sept-26 nov 2017 Japan museum Sieboldhuis present the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Gerda L
Rijnsburg, The Netherlands
Great big cabinet of curios of Japan 1800's

We loved the history of how this museum was born. Just one smart Dutchman that traded what he could... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Jurma S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

16 sept-26 nov 2017 Japan museum Sieboldhuis present the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware. Works by 11 renowned Japanese artists who have adapted this classic lacquerware technique to suit contemporary art.

Thank Gerda L
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the history of how this museum was born. Just one smart Dutchman that traded what he could to nurture his curiosity about Japan and its people and all the living things or all the items of every day use. Nice audiotour and free...More

Thank Jurma S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautifully situated canal-side museum. The story which could be told is about von Siebold himself and the Dutch relations with Japan at a time when Japan was virtually closed to foreigners. Von Siebold was actually German and there is also a Siebold-Museum in Wurzburg in...More

Thank Whittlesford
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This small museum on the Rapenburg (lovely street!) is a gem worth checking out about life in Japan in the mid 19th century. All kinds of artifacts brought back by Philipp Franz von Siebold to his Leiden home. It is not a huge museum but...More

Thank AJV06
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The museum keep changing the exhibitions on regular basis, so a re-visit is always worth the trip! Learn about Japanese culture and things you never knew before! The museum is not big, so you can do it in an hour. Highly recommend!

Thank Sholm
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

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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
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