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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden

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Housed in an 18th-century mansion, National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) represents an archeological institution with a huge range of historical Dutch items. King William I founded the museum in 1818, which has expanded its collection ever since. Today, it displays artifacts from prehistory up to the late Middle Ages, including Egypt, Rome, and ancient Greece. Take time to appreciate the building itself, as well. Make National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) a centerpiece of your Leiden vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Leiden trip builder site.
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  • As the name says, this is the national museum of ancient art, so despite being in Leiden, it is the best museum in the Netherlands for ancient art. The Greek art is centered around a collection of... 
    As the name says, this is the national museum of ancient art, so despite being in Leiden, it is the best museum in the Netherlands for ancient art. The Greek art is centered around a collection of...  more »
  • Another museum visited with the museum card. What a pleasant surprise. The Egyptian collection is the best, a lot of artefacts and very well exposed. Also the Greek and theRoman is extremely... 
    Another museum visited with the museum card. What a pleasant surprise. The Egyptian collection is the best, a lot of artefacts and very well exposed. Also the Greek and theRoman is extremely...  more »
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  • A great museum displaying Egyptian pheromones and Greek civilisation. Incredible pieces of monuments, mummified animals, Egyptian mummies, statues, paintings and more! I LOVED the museum shop as I managed to get few Egyptian decorative things! It’s great to see a piece of my home country in the Netherlands 🇳🇱
  • It is a very cool and complete museum of ancient history! Don't be fooled by photos, it's a big building with a large amount of objects so if you want to see everything properly, I would recommend you to spend here at least 3 hours. The building has 3 floors, one for ancient Egypt, another for Rome, Greece and Etruscan and the last floor for Netherlands' history. The ticket includes an audioguide, ask to the museum employees about how does it work since it is not really intuitive.

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