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Museum Volkenkunde

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Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly...more
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Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 8800
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All reviews different cultures cool japan world press photo dutch colony permanent exhibition beautiful objects special exhibition two hours fantastic collection clear information south america two floors leiden central station worth a visit free entry children and adults walking distance
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Bali exposition. It was a feast of recognition! The presentation is perfect and all aspects were visualized even the dark sides as the plastic pollution and disadvantages of tourism. Tribute for the compilers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elssin
MuseaOverMensen, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nice to hear that you had a great experience in our museum. Hope to see you again in Museum Volkenkunde!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The temporary Bali exhibit drew us to this wonderful museum and it did not disappoint. Spent several hours admiring the fine displays. Also found out many new things about our Dutch history. Did not have time to see the permanent areas of the museum and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnvanHoudt
MuseaOverMensen, Guest Relations Manager at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that the Bali expo didn't disappoint and that you'll come back to Museum Volkenkunde. See you next time!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

The ethnological museum in Leiden has one very strong room which includes the power figures from the Kongo, including wonderful examples of Kongo, Vili, Yombe and other related tribes. The lack of attributions is a problem in this room and throughout the museum, only the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Nice location in town centre, this two story collection is divided over several exposition hall dedicated to geographically selected cultures. Although some artefacts are outstanding ( do not miss the Japanese Buddha's) the overall collection is rather selective and not always remarkable and presented in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Located near the Central Station, it is very easy to reach. This museum has several rooms with artifacts from various cultures. Some are unique pieces, saved from the ravages of looters and destruction, others are mundane and present a view into the daily life. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This Museum is a must for those who like history, culture, art etc. Regularly they have special exhibitions. Museum is a great building on the Rapenburg. Parking always is a bit difficult in Leiden, but usually one can find a place nearby

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

For this price and this amount of museum objects, it is a must visit if you are in Leiden. The museum has a very big number of objects with history. The objects are in a room with many other objects from one continent or big...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karel44
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Nearby to Leiden Central station, a lot of eathing options are nearby. It is a special exhibition till 25-08 of World Press photos 2018,is also a permanent collection.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Good Museum, quite near to Leiden Centraal station. There are ample of eating options in vicinity of this Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great special exhibition of World Press photos in July 2018, but the permanent collection was a fascinating surprise.

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 26, 2015|
Response from Stewiedewie | Reviewed this property |
I have checked their website numerous times, but nothing is advised on closing or refurbishment/works. You may need to get in touch with them directly.