National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden

4.5
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Housed in an 18th-century mansion, National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) represents an archeological institution with a huge range of historical Dutch items. King William I founded the museum in 1818, which has expanded its collection ever since. Today, it displays artifacts from prehistory up to the late Middle Ages, including Egypt, Rome, and ancient Greece. Take time to appreciate the building itself, as well. Make National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) a centerpiece of your Leiden vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Leiden trip builder site .
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  • Items are displayed following a timeline of the history of ancient Egypt making it easy to understand. Items are well displayed- with both large items (a whole temple) to mummies, coffins and papyri. ...  more »
  • Good first a very big point for the didactic presentation! Then the lovers of antiquity will find their happiness since it is unmisled the main museum on the subject in the Netherlands! Finally it is presented in a showcase of Roman armament including fabulous helmets!
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  • A great museum with a lot of collections. Good for adults and junior kids who are learning world history. It’ll be nicer if there’s a play room or something for kids.
  • For me, it's the best and most interesting museum collections in the Netherlands. It's small, but the quality of the pieces is of exception detail. Keep ban eye on the temporary exhibitions, they especially can make it worth the visit if it's a subject that interests you. Recommended to combine with the botanical gardens not you're not a resident of Leiden.
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