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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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Old times become alive

Impressive museum building - hiding many really old objects like mummies in a rather modern interior. The huge entrance hall is a typical example. Modern stairs lead to a few... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Impressive museum building - hiding many really old objects like mummies in a rather modern interior. The huge entrance hall is a typical example. Modern stairs lead to a few floors full of interesting objects nicely arranged in a logic sequence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The newly opened and refurbished Egyptian floors are truly stunning. Well laid out and split over several rooms. The museum is about a 10 min walk from the central station and costs €12.50 for adults. A large reception has a cloakroom and toilets and a great shop and cafe area. There are audio devices available at information, although I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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.

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Commana, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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!

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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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