National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden

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  • Nice exposition on contempory developments in drawings, cartoons, fashion with link to the past. It gives an excellent insight in the Japanese cilture, hihgly recommended to pay a visit.  more »
  • The museum is situated a short walk from the Central station in Leiden . Nice building but I must admit I saw more interesting museums. We were heading for the Cool Japan exhibition and it was a bit o...  more »
  • Such a nice ethnicity museum with a good explanation for the origin of places, and also provides informative time series of a certain place, specifically in Asia, Africa, and South America. Very attra...  more »
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  • Was here for the Cool Japan exhibit, which was really very cool. Permanent exhibitions are also great - the collections are fabulous and there is much to see. The museum shop and café are both really good, and there is a lovely garden.
  • Close to the central train station in Leiden, Netherlands, this beautiful museum is housed in a historic building with canals on two sides. The museum features exhibits from 8 different cultural regions and has permanent as well as regularly changing objects of interest. There is an area within the museum that is especially designed for children with interactive exhibits.
  • Has interesting but slightly traditional exhibition of artefacts by country housed in a Victorian building. Temporary exhibitions with a country as theme can be very impressive. Currently a second show about Japan combining the old and the new.
  • Loved the Cool Japan exhibition. The permanent collection of Indonesia was very impressive, I had no idea. Chill cafe area.
  • Very interesting museum. I really liked the sections od different regions. Especially the Oceainia part. The texts are at the right place and very interesting. The temporary exhibition, Cool Japan gave an interesting point of view of the japan adorement.

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