National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beautiful museum, a very interesting Asian collection. We visited whilst there was a Japanese exhibition, which was really nice to see. There was music which was really too noisy. Furthermore, lovely play area and cafe, (glutenfree food) and large shop where you can buy interesting books and nice (useful) gifts. I can recommend a visit.
  • A lovely museum, with very rare artefacts. If You are in Netherlands for a year I would recommend getting a museum kaart (60€ adult, 33€ student), which enables You to visit a wide spectrum of museums all across Netherlands. I have been here on the COOL JAPAN exposition, and it was very interesting, and unexpected. The curator combined ancient and contemporary art in a well put together way. Looking forward for a new exposition.
  • We came to see the Cool Japan exhibit. It was worth the visit. The exhibit itself was nice and quite large. Spread across the exhibit are 10 terminals with questions which can be accessed with your entry ticket. Upon finding all 10 terminal and answering the questions correctly you get a small reward at the info desk. Across the permanent exhibits they have challenges for kids. They have to find answers to some questions and upon giving the correct answers they get a stamp. Four stamps unlock a custom temporary tattoo based on the collected stamps (there are more than 4 stamps so you can decide which one you like). The permanent exhibits are definitely also worth the trip. They're nicely presented and plenty of info is available in Dutch and English. We planned on spending about 2 hours but wound up staying for about 4 hours.
  • I find it very funny what some people label as ethnic, what is so normal for some people and so odd to others. But that's the beauty of this museum. Good cafe, also!
  • Great and very interesting and beautiful collection. Wonderful activities for kids of all ages, even the smallest ones. Family friendly place with friendly people. Go here, you'll love it!

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