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Sieboldhuis

Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 5539
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Masks

On a whim I went to check out Sieboldhuis with exhibition of Japanese masks. The whole thing starts... read more

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Ning L
Awesome Samurai masks

The special exhibition with the Samurai masks was awesome. The exhibition of the collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed today

On a whim I went to check out Sieboldhuis with exhibition of Japanese masks. The whole thing starts with an introduction video about general history of Japanese masks. It was interesting to say the least. Surprisingly Katanas were smaller than I initially had expected.

Thank Ning L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special exhibition with the Samurai masks was awesome. The exhibition of the collection of Siebold was a little short and lacked a common ground. As it is now, it is a random collection of species. The Samurai show had a very good story.

Thank TheoH9
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get an impression of the importance of the Dutch connection with Japan in the time that The Netherlands was the only country allowed to enter and to trade with this then far away and exotic country, you are certainly in the...More

Thank JosvanA
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

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. The rooms are not well lit and descriptions of...More

Thank Fred W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our second stop of the day and also my second visit to this museum, this time they had an interesting exhibition about Samurai and their armor (the protective masks). We watched the movie about Siebold and how he got involved with Japan and how he...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

16 sept-26 nov 2017 Japan museum Sieboldhuis present the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware. Works by 11 renowned Japanese artists who have adapted this classic lacquerware technique to suit contemporary art.

Thank Gerda L
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the history of how this museum was born. Just one smart Dutchman that traded what he could to nurture his curiosity about Japan and its people and all the living things or all the items of every day use. Nice audiotour and free...More

Thank Jurma S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 Siebold was actually German and there is also a Siebold-Museum in Wurzburg in...More

Thank Whittlesford
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 Leiden home. It is not a huge museum but...More

Thank AJV06
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The museum keep changing the exhibitions on regular basis, so a re-visit is always worth the trip! Learn about Japanese culture and things you never knew before! The museum is not big, so you can do it in an hour. Highly recommend!

Thank Sholm
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