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“the best of Rembrandt” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum Volkenkunde

Museum Volkenkunde
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US$329.14*
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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art...
Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Leiden
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Owner description: Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly changing exhibitions and its permanent display features objects from eight different cultural regions. Objects that all have a story to tell about humankind.
White Plains, New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the best of Rembrandt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

lots to see, many good examples of other Dutch and Flemish painters as well. Very comprehensive gift shop.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“National museum of ethnology, Leiden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

About ten years ago, this museum was effectively privatised. I feared for its future, but it is a triumph. The most impressive thing when I visited on a Sunday afternoon was that it was comfortably packed with people, including lots of children. Its displays are well done and the wonderful Japanese Buddhas shown in all their glory. There was also an excellent special exhibition on the Haj. Having also once worked in the museum's store, I also know the richness of its collections which are a huge research resource.

Visited September 2013
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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

There's a lot to see and experience. Children will find this museum interesting, too, especially the interactive possibilities, i.e. writing your own name in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 815 helpful votes
“Visit this if you can”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is an excellent museum, with fine collections of artifacts from Indonesia, China, Japan, South Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Of particular interest at the present time is the special exhibition of photos by Jimmy Nelson, complete with videos in which he explains his modus operandi in approaching the people of various remote regions. The displays are extremely user-friendly, with explanations in Dutch and English. Well worth a visit!

Visited June 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Modern museum, plenty to see, stairs and a lift, very good exhibits, especially liked Jimmy Nelsons photography, you could spend a couple of hours here, worth a visit

Visited June 2014
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