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The National Museum of Antiquities is housed in an old monumental building and ‘Begijnhof’. It is the Dutch centre for archaeology. A large part of the collection consists of objects related to ancient Egypt. Unique is the two thousand year old...more
To be honest I was a bit underwhelmed with this museum and was glad we had got in free during the national free monuments weekend. There were some good displays - I liked the Egyptian ones best - but it's ultra modern layout just ended...More
This museum is a hidden gem. The Egyptian collection is noteworthy and they have one of the small Aswan temples in the main hall; there is a free audio guide in English that is very informative; the signs in front of each artefact are only...More
This is a very interesting museum. Large selection of Egyptian artifacts. Spaced out nicely to walk around and enjoy. It was good to stop in while it was raining. There is a place to store you coat and umbrellas.
Locals (especially schools) who wish to see Meditterranean archaeology might visit and learn. But for tourists, to see a small collection of Greek pottery or Roman statues I suggest to travel to Rome... In the top floor is a new exhibition of Dutch archaeological material....More
This museum is an absolute must when visiting Leiden - if you are into history, of course. Their comprehensive collection is very impressive and - quite unexpectedly- measures up to many antiquity museums in major cities worldwide!
I’d been to the Louvre a few years ago which has an amazing array, clearly this is not on that scale but it’s well laid out and has interest for everyone. The museum is spotless well kept with good information with 80% also in English....More
Fantastic collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. A smallish museum that entertains and informs with helpful friendly English speaking staff. There are audio guides in English for visitors but the Egyptian collection as well as Greek and Roman collections are worth your time. It cost us...More
Due to Holland's assistance with the protection and saving of Egyptian antiquities many items were gifted to the museum creating a stunning collection probably only surpassed in Egypt itself.
The rest of the museum is a little lack lustre in comparison but the Egyptian collection...More
Thanks for your answer. We did visit a number of fabulous museums when we were in Amsterdam and Leiden this past year, not to speak of The Concertgebouw where we were able to appreciate the terrific acoustics.