Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Housed in an 18th-century mansion, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden represents an archeological institution with a huge range of historical Dutch items. King William I founded the museum in 1818, which has expanded its collection ever since. Today, it displays artifacts from prehistory up to the late Middle Ages, including Egypt, Rome, and ancient Greece. Take time to appreciate the building itself, as well. Plan your visit to Rijksmuseum van Oudheden and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Leiden travel itinerary planner.
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  • Perhaps is it just my personal interest, but I found it a bit boring. The museum has a fine collection, but is very static. A lot of the same, display case, figurine, tag. With a little creativity would be here a lot more with it as possible.
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  • 博物館不大,大約2-3個小時可以參觀完,去的時候還有很多區域在佈置中尚未開發參觀,藏品很精緻,適合在陰暗的雨天好好的在室內享受一個下午 
  • A fantastic collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts - Along with the collections in London and Turin, you can see some amazing examples of Egyptian Art and Culture in a better presented format than y...  more »
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  • It seems as this meuseum is located in Leiden, less attention has been paid to that. In regard of Dutch museums, attention mostly is paid to Amsterdam museums. Anyway RVO is a great museum especially for those who are interested in the art of ancient Persia, Mesopotamia and Babylon. The museums holds a great collection of ancient Persian metalworks (from Lorestan province) and potteries. The museum at the moment is preparing for an exhibition related to Egypt.
  • Because I'm a huge fan of history, I really like this museum. You can find almost everything related to ancient Greece and Egypt here. Also, quick overview of Dutch history is here, too. However, some information is written only in Dutch.
  • Great museum to visit, Amazing Egyptian mummies and artifacts. Roman and Greek statues are good as well as an exhibition about swords. Like.
  • Great place to explore acient history from the Romans, Greeks and Egypt. For kids, try one of the quiz. Worth to visit twice or more.
  • One of the best museums ever. The collection is just awesome, and be sure to take the audio tour. You'll pay a little extra but you get a lot of information on the exhibition!