National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden

4.5
#2 of 14 in Museums in Leiden
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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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) Reviews

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  • We visited the National Museum of Antiquities under Corona rules. It is quiet and you never had so much space to visit the exhibition as now. There is something to everyone's taste. Textile, Glass...  more »
  • Had a wonderful visit with my family. Loved the collection which is marvellous! Especially the artefacts covering ancient Egyptian time. To my personal opinion, only the British Museum in London can.....  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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