National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden

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  • August 16, 2017
    To the exhibition Cool Japan. Very fun for all ages. Also the other exhibitions are well worth it. A drink and a snack in the museum or a few steps can be enjoyed.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Museum loved it! If you find yourselves in Leiden, don't miss the opportunity to go there! Anthropological museum divided in different parts of the world and crowned by the extraordinary room of Buddha, more than the highest quality content Museum is really well kept and organized I mean try and you won't regret it!
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  • August 10, 2017
    When you're in the historic city of Leiden this museum is a must see, not only the building is nice to see but the expositions the have are great aswell. The majority of the museum excists of people a...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    Loved the Cool Japan exhibition. The permanent collection of Indonesia was very impressive, I had no idea. Chill cafe area.
  • May 30, 2017
    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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