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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

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Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Back to ancient Egypt

In this beautiful museum you get a good overview of the life in ancient Egypt. Al lot of well conserved old things from the years 2500-500 b.c. The most beautiful are the mummies... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In this beautiful museum you get a good overview of the life in ancient Egypt. Al lot of well conserved old things from the years 2500-500 b.c. The most beautiful are the mummies. Some of them can be watched on a computer. You have the possibility to see a full scan of every inch of the mummie. Also nice for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much here that you don't already see at places like the Louvre, Met, Chicago Field Museum or Vatican Museums.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to this museum 2, 3 times a year. It has an excellent permanent collection of ancient history e. g. Egyptian and often thematic exhibitions. The latter also excellent. The exhibits are always well documented and always also in English. Last thematc exhibition was on female Pharoes of ancient Egypt. Small exhibition but extremely good. I will surely keep... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum with a very enthusiastic five-year old. After more than 3 hours in the museum, we really had to drag him outside after making a mummy of his favorite stuffed animal, admiring the crocodile mummy and listening to the great audioguide for kids. But that's not all. We were very impressed ourselves as well. Great collection, fine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it may not look a large museum outside there is a lot to see here. The central atrium holds a small temple relocated from Egypt and the ground floor of the museum is given over principally to their Egyptian collection. This is arranged chronologically from early Egypt to the Roman period. It has some offshoots given over to specific... More 

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive museum building - hiding many really old objects like mummies in a rather modern interior. The huge entrance hall is a typical example. Modern stairs lead to a few floors full of interesting objects nicely arranged in a logic sequence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The newly opened and refurbished Egyptian floors are truly stunning. Well laid out and split over several rooms. The museum is about a 10 min walk from the central station and costs €12.50 for adults. A large reception has a cloakroom and toilets and a great shop and cafe area. There are audio devices available at information, although I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It is the place you cannot finish watching in one day. It took me lots of brain cells to go through the art pieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A fine museum. Egypt, Rome, Athene, all the stuff we like. The museum masterpiece is the Groot Cameo. A roman artefact which was on the Batavia when it sank in Australia. The jewel took a big part in this incredible story. Read about it and then go to the museum.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had a guided tour through the exibition and that was very interesting. We learned a lot of new facts from that period and enjoyed the nice artifacts that they showed during this exibition.

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