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“Great with middle school kids!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden, The Netherlands
(31) (0)71 – 5163 163
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Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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“Great with middle school kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My twelve year old was really wowed at the mummies during her visit here last week. I was happy that she got in for free and we both enjoyed the three floors of exhibits including an actual Egyptian temple. The signs are both in Dutch and English and it was easy to navigate through the exhibits.

Visited August 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Good museum, nice collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Love the crocodile mummy and the large temple that was given to Holland for helping to control the water levels in the Nile area. Lots of things to see here, big enough but not too big to be exhausting. On one of the nicest canals in this beautiful city.

Visited August 2012
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Great Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Rome and Celtic. Egyptian and ancient dutch. Well worth a visit

Visited March 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Good museum, has a nice collection of Roman, Greek and Egyptian objects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The museum is located in the center of Leiden, it has a very nice collection of historic objects, the most impressive part is the Egyptian collection, followed by the Roman collection of which a lot of the objects were actually found in the Netherlands!. What is also interesting is the exhibition on the top floor which shows objects from the ice age till the 19th century which were found all over the Netherland during excavations.

The building is old, but has been adapted to meed the needs of the current times.

The museum has an Egyptian temple which in contrast to most other museums was not robbed from Egypt but given to the Netherlands by the Egyptian government!.

It is worth a visit!.

Visited July 2012
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“Interesting way to kill a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I thorougly enjoyed my visit here. The egyprian collections is one of the best I've seen

Visited June 2012
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