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“A pot pourri experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Museum De Lakenhal

Museum De Lakenhal
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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art...
Ranked #11 of 62 things to do in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum De Lakenhal is closed till spring 2019 because of restauration and renewal. Visit our website lakenhal.nl/renewal.
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Truro, Cornwall
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“A pot pourri experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

The Lakenhal crams a lot of different art experiences in to its rooms and frankly some were not to my taste, but there's enough there to keep any broad-minded person happy. There is some early Rembrandt and a couple of excellent paintings by Dou. The history of the Lakenhal itself is worth reading and the hall itself is one big exhibit. There is a lot of walking and I doubt that someone who has trouble walking would enjoy it. There is a small coffee area outside the exhibits so you can have a drink at the start of finish of your tour but not during it. Admission is €7.50 each for adults. Two minor annoyances - one room was being used for a concert, which would have been an added bonus if we'd been able to stay, but was a nuisance while they were setting chairs out. The other was that there was a guided tour party going round and the guides just started giving their talk at each exhibit even if other people were already there.

Visited June 2012
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New Jersey
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“Lovely small museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

They have a particularly good historical display which explains the importance of Leiden in 16th century battling the Spanish, as well as the not-to-be-missed reliquary of the Loaf of Bread turned into a stone!

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old Masters in a beautiful building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went to see paintings, but ended up speechless at the beauty and interest of the building itself. The information of local industry and history added greatly to our understanding of this pretty medieval town....Go first so that you may better appreciate it when you walk the cobbles.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“a lovely place to visit in Leiden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

This museum is worth a couple of visits, first for its art collection, and second for the history of the building itself.

Visited September 2011
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

A small museum with an interesting history of Leiden.

Visited April 2012
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