Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

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4.5/5 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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  • From Stone Age to Middle Ages, all antique civilizations are represented in this very rich collection, especially remarkable for Egypt and Iran. Good modern display, labels are in Dutch and English (o...  read more »
  • Ranging from a complete Egyptian Temple to tiny jewelry. In addition to a wonderful collection of antiquities from Egypt, Greece etc. also for those of their own country.
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  • We figured the collection from Egypt. We are not disappointed, what a great history is there to experience. For the children it is also nice made with a scavenger hunt through a worksheet with all kinds of questions and commands. So is brought you along all the highlights. We will be back.
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  • 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!
  • Really nice museum. Definitely worth visiting
  • The egyptian exhibits on the lower floors are awesome, also very kidsfriendly. The upperlevel visit was slightly less interesting for the kid. Very accessible, also for wheelchairs.
  • If you like to learn about history like I do, then this museum is worth your time. It offers a great collection of Egyptian, Roman and Greek history. It's also very suitable for kids.
  • Nice and tiny museum
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