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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (31) (0)71 – 5163 163
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Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Allways nice to go there. Permanent collection but also very often Special Exhibitions. We have National Museum Passes so we pop in and out a lot. The Carthage Exhibition was impressive and as usual very nicely displayed. Friendly staff and good lockers and toilet facilities. Parking can be a bit of a problem because it's in the middle of an... More 

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Voorhout, Holland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Only the architecture, combining at least 2 buildings is already amazing! It is quite a big museum, we took more the 3:30 hours to visit all the rooms, but some we had to rush. We will be back to take more time at different periods. The Egyptian period alone is already impressive! The temporary exhibitions are very well curated. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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732 reviews 732 reviews
329 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The museum is beautifully set out in some classic Dutch houses that have been renovated to house an entire Egyptian temple, a huge collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and near eastern antiquities, as well as artefacts from Holland's own history from prehistory onwards. Possibly one of the best museums in all of the Netherlands

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had no idea Leiden had such an extensive collection of antiquities! Anyone into Egyptian art especially should be sure to visit this excellent collection of artifacts.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited the RMO again after 10 years, for the Carthago exhibition. The exhibition was set up with care and we learned a lot from it. It also shows what a special position this museum has had in the past, allowing it to collect so many beautiful pieces throughout the decades. I also spent a lot of time in the section... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A very well designed interior and a rich collection of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Phoenician and Roman antiquities. The exhibition is presented in an excellent and informative way. Fun for all ages.

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holland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This museum is housed in a beautiful building. Good exhibitions. Also fun for kids. During the dutch schoolholidays they offer a lot extra for kids. Also guided tours or you can borrow a mp3 player and listen to the explanations in a good way. (Also especially for kids) we come here almost every year and still see new things.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A beautiful museum, well organized and with precious and rare collections. Also the special shows are regularly changed bringing always new things and justify more than one visit to the place. The museum building is also very nice and the shows are well integrated withing the museum global atmosphere. Reasonable canteen and services. It might be a little bit difficult... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a modern well laid out museum, designed to delight form the moment you walk in and see the small, original Egyptian temple (we were given it, and did not steal it). As you work your way dwon from the top floor you pass through layers of Dutch and other civilisations until reachimng the exquisit Egyptian collection of the... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum has some Exceptional pieces in its collections from all over the world. It has a temple from Egypt in its entrance. Some of the labels are only in Dutch which is not convenient. Do make time in your Netherlands trip for this Museum, if you like Antiquities.

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