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Museum Volkenkunde

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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...more
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Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 8800
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All reviewsdifferent culturescool japanparts of the worlddutch colonytemporary exhibitionfantastic collectionworld press photobeautiful objectsspecial exhibitiontwo hoursspecial activitiesseparate roomssouth americaleiden central stationtwo floorsfree entryworth a visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For this price and this amount of museum objects, it is a must visit if you are in Leiden. The museum has a very big number of objects with history. The objects are in a room with many other objects from one continent or big...More

Thank Karel44
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Nearby to Leiden Central station, a lot of eathing options are nearby. It is a special exhibition till 25-08 of World Press photos 2018,is also a permanent collection.

Thank Gerda L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Good Museum, quite near to Leiden Centraal station. There are ample of eating options in vicinity of this Museum.

Thank amitp2851
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great special exhibition of World Press photos in July 2018, but the permanent collection was a fascinating surprise.

Thank Eaglescliffe
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Strolling through all continents in a couple of hours. Impressive world press photo exhibition. Interesting Australian art exhibition.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a large, modern museum with lots of things to see. They have exhibits from all over the world, grouped by location in the world. There are good explanations in English of the exhibits. You could spend a long time in here learning about...More

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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 July 2018 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
Reviewed 23 June 2018

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
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!

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26 March 2015|
Response from Stewiedewie | Reviewed this property |
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.