National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden

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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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  • I have visited the museum twice now. The Temple of Taffeh in the main entrance room is superbly well-preserved, and there was an excellent light show playing on my second visit, which was most...  more »
  • The place to be in the Netherlands if you like antiquities. This time we visited the Cyprus exhibition, which was really great. Beautiful exhibits (most from the Cyprus museum; suppose that is...  more »
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  • Your Egyptian fantasy is fulfilled here. Some incredible pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Organized and pleasant experience.
  • 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.
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