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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

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Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10:00 - 17:00
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Great place to study antique history

It is the place you cannot finish watching in one day. It took me lots of brain cells to go through the art pieces.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the place you cannot finish watching in one day. It took me lots of brain cells to go through the art pieces.

Thank Sophie P
Commana, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fine museum. Egypt, Rome, Athene, all the stuff we like. The museum masterpiece is the Groot Cameo. A roman artefact which was on the Batavia when it sank in Australia. The jewel took a big part in this incredible story. Read about it and then go to the museum.

Thank Jean-Marc L
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour through the exibition and that was very interesting. We learned a lot of new facts from that period and enjoyed the nice artifacts that they showed during this exibition.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 23 November 2016 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!

Thank Stephan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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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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