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National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)

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Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Very nice with many artefacts and real mummies.

Real treasures from antic times. Mummies, sarcophagi and even a small temple from Egypt. Vases and statues from Greece and Rome. Many other artefacts from the Middle East. Too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Real treasures from antic times. Mummies, sarcophagi and even a small temple from Egypt. Vases and statues from Greece and Rome. Many other artefacts from the Middle East. Too much to all sum up. The top floor has a very well designed exposition about the archaeology from The Netherlands with some interactive elements for kids.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

For your info, this museum is now closed until mid December. Having renovations inside right now But please come back other time, it is really great!

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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

The RMO is one of the better museums in Leiden, with a rich collection of Greek and Roman artefacts and usually an exhibit showcasing different eras from different countries. If you're lucky they also showcase movies every so often. If you are visiting the Netherlands and plan to see a lot of museums, I would recommend the museumpaas that is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

This museum has one of the best Egyptian collections, well laid out and many beautiful artefacts including the Temple of Taffher. There are many mummies, sarcophagi and stela. A well spent 2-3 hours. The building itself is interesting architecturally.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Not just another antiquities museum, this one was so fascinating and so full of exciting ancient artifacts that it "ruined" our schedule for the day and we spent much longer there than anticipated. And loved every minute of it. The Egyptian collection is not only extensive but wonderfully explained and displayed. Currently there is also an excellent exhibition over two... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I was glad I had purchased tickets ahead of time because as the morning wore on it got more and more crowded and the line for tickets got longer. I was glad we had downloaded the museum app so we could do the Family Quest (they have free wifi). That was a lot of fun and took us past many... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The permanent exposition, especially the Egyptian and Greek parts, are stunning. Other parts, like the Roman, Etruscan, Middle Eastern and Prehistoric parts are smaller but still beautiful. Temporary exhibitions are nice but small, not living up to the hype.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Came with three small boys and did the Romans Activity Trail (in Dutch). Visited the Ice Age exhibit again, also fun. Do go early, we're always outside at opening time, and the museum is still quiet enough to really enjoy everything. Enjoyed a coffee while the children were entertained by the museum staff, making an Ice Age drawing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

amazing to find so much egyptian and roman history in a place like leiden - well worth a few hours to roam around

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

A great museum!!! Between the Egyptian antiquities and Carthage, we completely forgot time was passing and were kindly reminded by the staff that we had to leave :) Absolutely worth the visit although explanations are mostly written in Dutch :)

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