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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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Ben je een cultuur fan, dan moet je zeker naar die tentoonstelling. De opbouw is prachtig en veel koninginnen, die grotendeels mee bestuurden, staan in de picture. Unieke stukken vertellen een stuk ge... more »Are you a culture fan, then you should definitely go to that exhibition. The building is beautiful and many Queens, which largely controlled, are in the picture. Unique pieces tell a piece of history of the 18th and 19th dynasty of Pharaohs. The mini replica of the tomb of Queen Nefertari, gives an impression of the real Tomb. With the ear you get much info, the guides are super good and give a lot more!!! Highly recommended, until 17 aprilView original
Museum is heel mooi opgezet. Fantastische tentoonstelling over de Koninginnen van de Nijl. Alle herinneringen aan het bezoek van de graven in Egypte kwamen weer terug. In het algemeen viel het audio s... more »Museum is very nicely set up. Fantastic exhibition on the Queens of the Nile. All memories of the visit of the tombs in Egypt came back again. In General, the audio system. Few places to the audio to function and/or difficult to find.View original
Interessante dag in het museum. De audioguide €2,- voegt zeker iets toe. Wel handig om je eigen "oortjes" mee te nemen . Dat luistert comfortabeler. more »Interesting day at the museum. The audio guide € 2.0-certainly adds something. Be useful to your own "ears". That is listening more comfortable.View original
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.
Sasja van Warmerdam
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!
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