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Museum Volkenkunde

Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 8800
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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.
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Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
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"different cultures"
in 15 reviews
"cool japan"
in 9 reviews
"parts of the world"
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"dutch colony"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"fantastic collection"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful objects"
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"two hours"
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"special activities"
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"separate rooms"
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"south america"
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"two floors"
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"worth a visit"
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"leiden central station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful displays and very good commentary on most of the objects in a touch screen format that allows you to pursue as much or as little information as you like.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice to meet some friends.. In this museum............ worth it for many reasons I see something that I will never have the chance to see

Thank fanis k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic collection, really well interpreted and an excellent cafe as well. Some brilliant films and stills in the galleries giving a vivid insight into life in different communities around the world. Could have spent a whole day there

1  Thank Geoff W
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Museum Volkenkunde is a beautiful museum, their selection is very interesting! Worth a visit!! The whole place breaths passion, we love it!

Thank Augusta K
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The walk around city is very relaxing and beautiful. The museum is interesting o visit if you have a lot of free time as there are many sites that are walking distance. A lot quieter than Amsterdam and I much prefer Leiden

Thank MN8888
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Been in Leiden several times, but in this museum for the first one and was surprised how great it is. It is 10 rooms which shows you ten different civilizations/continents (from Africa to Oceania). I was amazed how many good examples of some countries are...More

1  Thank Alexander A
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I visited all the sections at the museum and I was amazed with the details and the amount of information. Also, the areas offer some interactive panels where you can read more about the pieces in Exibition. The area dedicated to Skandinavia was the one...More

Thank gamarcon
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Kim W, Webcare at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear gamarcon, Thank you for your positive feedback to our museum. Hopefully we'll see you next time. Kind greetings, Museum Volkenkunde

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The museum shows many special peoples from various regions with their particular and traditional habits. These are shows by means of often very rare and beautiful objects, but also in presentations by photos or slides or films. The museum is very suitable for children also,...More

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Kim W, Webcare at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear eddebruin, Thanks for your positive reaction. Hopefully we'll see you in our museum again soon. Kind greetings, Afrika Museum

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

If you like to learn about different cultures (from South America to Asia) , this museum is a place to be. Each floor has huge rooms with information about a specific culture or area: cloths, instruments, photo's, video. Walking around you will dream about that...More

Thank Albert B
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the jewellery exibition, Sieraden -Makers en Dragers (jewellery - makers and wearers) yesterday and was very impressed. About 1000 pieces are exibited very nicely and with clear information about every piece. There are videos of jewellery artists at work which shows how they...More

Thank Henriette W
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I have checked their website numerous times, but nothing is advised on closing or refurbishment/works. You may need to get in touch with them directly.
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