SieboldHuis, Leiden

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  • Beautifully situated canal-side museum. The story which could be told is about von Siebold himself and the Dutch relations with Japan at a time when Japan was virtually closed to foreigners. Von Siebo...  more »
  • This small museum on the Rapenburg (lovely street!) is a gem worth checking out about life in Japan in the mid 19th century. All kinds of artifacts brought back by Philipp Franz von Siebold to his Lei...  more »
  • This is one of the best museums about Japanese history in Europe! The exhibition is mainly about Siebold, and the treasures he has taken from Japan. There are regular fun exhibitions and activities, which with Japanese culture (traditional and modern), history, and cuisine. Definitely recommended for Japan lovers!
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  • The museum of Siebold actually contains an interesting collection of far east objects, but the collection is small and the descriptions and explanations are lacky from time to time. The exhibitions on the first floor are most of the time more worth it. But is the total offer of the museum worth it? In my honest opinion it isn't. 3/5
  • Nice museum. The artist of the current exhibution was there too when I visited. It was pretty nice to be able to talk to her.
  • It has a very interesting permanent collection and nice seasonal exhibitions. The museum itself used to be a house, so it is a little on the smaller side, but it does give a nice feel to the place.
  • A small museum with a lot of interesting articles of Japanese culture during the period when they shut them selves out from the rest of the world. Only downside is the fact it is so small
  • A rather small museum, but the atmosphere and collection most certainly makes up for it

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