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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  • This museum has a great collection antiquities, but most importantly it does special exhibitions extremely well. I have seen a few temporary exhibitions here, most recently one of the emperor... 
    This museum has a great collection antiquities, but most importantly it does special exhibitions extremely well. I have seen a few temporary exhibitions here, most recently one of the emperor...  more »
  • The museum surely is a gem with a stunning collection and highly recommended for adults and older children interested in history. For families with younger children it is unfortunately less... 
    The museum surely is a gem with a stunning collection and highly recommended for adults and older children interested in history. For families with younger children it is unfortunately less...  more »
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  • Brilliant, expansive expositions on a broad variety of antique histories. Beautifully set up in order of subject. Very expansive exposition on ancient Egypt and Greece. The Rome was a tad smaller but still quite informative. New expositions on temples on Malta and Doggerland were quite interesting to say the least as well!
  • Impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman relics and antiquities. Well documented and explanations in both Dutch and English. You can spend a good hour or two here easily!

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