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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

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Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 516 3163
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A fantastic collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts - Along with the collections in London and Turin, you can see some amazing examples of Egyptian Art and Culture in a better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts - Along with the collections in London and Turin, you can see some amazing examples of Egyptian Art and Culture in a better presented format than you will get at the Cairo Museum. This is a must visit museum if you like Ancient Egypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever you want to experience ancient Egypt I think you first have to visit the British Museum in London and second this museum in Leiden! Beautiful Collection!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday. Very helpful staff. Greek and Roman sections we'll curated. Disappointed that Egyptian section was closed.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A major show had just ended when I visited and I disappointed that some parts of the =museum were closed so the staff could take the show down. I need not have worried because there was so much else to see. If you have nay interest in antiquities or archaeology you must visit this wonderful museum. Every display is beautiful... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

From Stone Age to Middle Ages, all antique civilizations are represented in this very rich collection, especially remarkable for Egypt and Iran. Good modern display, labels are in Dutch and English (only some missing in English and nothing for the other languages), but why are they so low, for children? Rather uncomfortable to have to bend down all the time,... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This museum has a long tradition and the best collection for archaeology in The Netherlands, along with probably the oldest faculty of archaeology in the world (Leiden University). Especially their Egyptian collection is superb (see the complete temple), but also the collections from the Near East and the Roman Province. They just updated the collection for The Netherlands, from Stone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The wow starts as soon as you enter this lovely museum; there's an Egyptian temple in the foyer. A real one. The whole thing. So flippin cool! Most of the collection is currently on the upper two floors (some renovations were underway when we visited), and consist of an excellent collection of Greek materials, some Egyptian and Etruscan artifacts, a... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have grown up in museums and with some very well respected art historians. They all rave about this museum, and I see why. Newly renovated, the place looks beautiful...I especially like how it is designed to show how it is multiple building that there made into one...you'll see at the top floor. The collection is very impressive with some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Good sized museum the sort of thing you can do in a couple of hours or more. Plenty of good stuff for the kids. Only drawback are some of the exhibitions are only in Dutch. But there is plenty translates into English also. Whilst there it looks like they are also going to be opening up another Egyptian exhibit which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I wanted to visit the museum because of the Groote Cameo. An artefact that plays an important role in the history of the Batavia sinkage. The artefact is there but there are many other interesting surprised.

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