Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
(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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TripAdvisor
  • Visited on a Sunday. Very helpful staff. Greek and Roman sections we'll curated. Disappointed that Egyptian section was closed. 
  • As a lover of historical novels about Egypt and the Romans the RMO is an absolute "must see". A fine permanent collection and ever changing special exhibitions. For me a great pleasure several times a year to go.
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  • A major show had just ended when I visited and I disappointed that some parts of the =museum were closed so the staff could take the show down. I need not have worried because there was so much else t...  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!