We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sieboldhuis

Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 5539
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Small, but a nice museum, specially for those interested in Japan and the relations between the Dutch and Japan.

Our second stop of the day and also my second visit to this museum, this time they had an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ronald_jelle
,
The Hague, The Netherlands
Modern Japanese Lacqerware

16 sept-26 nov 2017 Japan museum Sieboldhuis present the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Gerda L
,
Rijnsburg, The Netherlands
Read all 99 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“japanese art” (7 reviews)
“small museum” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE, Leiden, The Netherlands
CONTACT
Website
+31 71 512 5539

Similar Things to Do in Leiden

Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"japanese art"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"woodblock prints"
in 2 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"hortus botanicus"
in 2 reviews
"relations"
in 4 reviews
"physician"
in 3 reviews
"german"
in 4 reviews
"movie"
in 4 reviews
"curios"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 12 reviews
"life"
in 7 reviews
"philippe"
in 3 reviews
"nagasaki"
in 3 reviews
"collection"
in 8 reviews
"plants"
in 5 reviews
"euro"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our second stop of the day and also my second visit to this museum, this time they had an interesting exhibition about Samurai and their armor (the protective masks). We watched the movie about Siebold and how he got involved with Japan and how he...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 November 2017

16 sept-26 nov 2017 Japan museum Sieboldhuis present the exhibition Modern Japanese Lacquerware. Works by 11 renowned Japanese artists who have adapted this classic lacquerware technique to suit contemporary art.

Thank Gerda L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the history of how this museum was born. Just one smart Dutchman that traded what he could to nurture his curiosity about Japan and its people and all the living things or all the items of every day use. Nice audiotour and free...More

Thank Jurma S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautifully situated canal-side museum. The story which could be told is about von Siebold himself and the Dutch relations with Japan at a time when Japan was virtually closed to foreigners. Von Siebold was actually German and there is also a Siebold-Museum in Wurzburg in...More

Thank Whittlesford
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This small museum on the Rapenburg (lovely street!) is a gem worth checking out about life in Japan in the mid 19th century. All kinds of artifacts brought back by Philipp Franz von Siebold to his Leiden home. It is not a huge museum but...More

Thank AJV06
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The museum keep changing the exhibitions on regular basis, so a re-visit is always worth the trip! Learn about Japanese culture and things you never knew before! The museum is not big, so you can do it in an hour. Highly recommend!

Thank Sholm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Sieboldhuis museum has some permanent exhibition rooms, but also special themes, like EMA's or prayer tablets. They also had a photographic works exhibition with interesting transparent pictures. We go there a few times a year and always find it a rewarding little museum to...More

Thank Sholm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is presented as a Japanese museum but aside from one room given over to the permanent collection it mostly seems to rely on temporary exhibitions. Where the permanent collection is presented is one room, slightly dark and in floor to ceiling display cases, which...More

Thank Gerard_S77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This museum has a very interesting story to tell about the colonial relationship between the Dutch and Japan, and how effective the Japanese were at managing the intrusion into their culture of outside influences. There was an excellent exhibition of woodblock prints while we were...More

1  Thank AnnenJimEuropeTrip
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very interesting visit to this small museum of Japanese art. Downstairs holds the museum collection of Siebold - ask for the audio guide as this was not offered to us on arrival but is essential if you want to know anything about the exhibits as...More

Thank Tina B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Leiden
De Doelen
113 reviews
.04 km away
City Hotel Nieuw Minerva
158 reviews
.29 km away
Boutique Hotel d'Oude Morsch
88 reviews
.30 km away
Boutique Hotel Ex Libris
5 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Just Meet
251 reviews
.11 km away
Bistro Bord'o
148 reviews
.16 km away
Vlot Grand Cafe
190 reviews
.18 km away
Restaurant|BREE33
89 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
370 reviews
.15 km away
Pieterskerk
173 reviews
.32 km away
Molen de Put
84 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sieboldhuis staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit