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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  • We've been here several times. The last time with 2 kids. They loved the Egyptian scavebger hunt through the museum and seeing all the ancient stuff and learning about it. 
    We've been here several times. The last time with 2 kids. They loved the Egyptian scavebger hunt through the museum and seeing all the ancient stuff and learning about it.  more »
  • Wonderful experience, the staff i extremly helpful and friendly , on top of that , the knowledge is outstanding. A well balanced exposition , easy to understand ( the only negative point : not all... 
    Wonderful experience, the staff i extremly helpful and friendly , on top of that , the knowledge is outstanding. A well balanced exposition , easy to understand ( the only negative point : not all...  more »
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  • Your Egyptian fantasy is fulfilled here. Some incredible pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Organized and pleasant experience.
  • A great museum with a lot of collections. Good for adults and junior kids who are learning world history. It’ll be nicer if there’s a play room or something for kids.

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