For the not so seasoned museum visitor, the Lakenhal museum seems a little bit disconnected. The temporary exhibition on utopia is extensive and tries to guide the visitor through the various phases in the early 20th century. I say "tries" because it is not always easy to follow, even with the written guide in hand. The permanent display has some very interesting historical bits about the recapture of Leiden by the geuzen, apparently translated as beggars, from the Spanish in the late 16th century.
Overall, not a spectacular museum, but certainly worth a visit on a rainy November day. At 12.50 the admission (including surcharge for Utopia) is unfortunately rather pricey.
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