Sieboldhuis, Leiden

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  • Small museum, where you're with a small hours through it. Superb collection with Samurai masks and armor. When you are interested you should really go here. A must for the enthusiast!
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  • Also called the Japan Museum. Siebold was one of the very few contemporaries able to collect all kinds of artifacts in 19th century Japan. His collection is on show on the ground floor in three rooms....  more »
  • What a great museum is this! Upon entering we got extremely friendly explanation of the best routing: first a movie about the name giver of the museum, then the permanent collection (with free audio tour) and then the special exhibition "the masked Warrior". The permanent collection is displayed in beautiful display cases and is particularly diverse. The audio tour gives, short and concise, interesting information. At "the masked Warrior" play the masks of the samurai. Very impressive and sometimes frightening to see. Also the full samurai-kits are great to see. One thing is certain: here we go wired one more time come back.
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  • A small museum worth a visit. About 60-90 minutes should be enough. Extremely interesting if you think about how such a collection comes to be, what a wealthy foreigner in a high position accumulates over many years in a mostly closed country. The temporary exhibition on warrior masks was unique and beautiful as well.
  • Really fascinating. Beautiful exhibition of Japanese maps when I visited, some from the 1700s, and also a display of modern lacquer work and the process involved in its creating. Interesting resident exhibition too with some little gems. The house has its own unique charm. Very reasonably priced entry and a good gift shop too.
  • This small museum is a real jem. Very special Japanese items are on display. The special exhibition is always interesting. As the captations are too small, having not enough information, and are sometimes placed illogical. The museum organizes talks and other activities related to the exhibitions or Japan. Some are really good, some are quite shallow. On average this is a very nice, tiny museum, a must for all Japan lovers. Only a few minor things keep the 5th star away.
  • Samaurai costumes and Kimonos were a pleasure and privilege to study close up in this tiny museum at this time of year, devoid of crowds. Maps, on ground floor were fascinating including pocket guide map for ancient traders...
  • For 8 euros I would expect way more! Fair price for international students (4,5 euros), free for Leiden University students.
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