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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 reviews different cultures cool japan parts of the world dutch colony temporary exhibition fantastic collection world press photo beautiful objects special exhibition two hours special activities separate rooms south america leiden central station two floors free entry worth a visit
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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!

Thank Augusta K
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
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
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

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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

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

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
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
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This national ethnographic museum has a unique collection of items on display about the Dutch trade post (1641-1859) Deshima (in Nagasaki) in Japan. And of course a lot of other world regions. Must see is the special Buddha room. Besides that there are always small...More

Thank Fred d
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I tend to come here a lot when I’m bored or just need some inspiration one way or another. It’s a nice way to learn about other cultures and have some quiet alone time. I also come with friends or my 11 year old sister....More

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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.