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Molenmuseum de Valk
#1 of 18 Museums in Leiden
We were able to climb and enjoy all the levels in the windmill without the crowds associated with other windmill museums.
The museum includes a video history of windmills and a well preserved miller's residence and plenty of steep ladders to climb, level by level, up to see the inner workings of the mill.
National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
#2 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Right across from here is a selection of popular museums as well, but the Rijks easily gathers a crowd, so come early and then take some afternoon sun in the garden right next door.
The National Museum of Antiquities measures up very well with university museums in Oxford or Cambridge (UK) and is well accessible.
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Museum Volkenkunde
#3 of 18 Museums in Leiden
since I was in elementary school, our history teacher always mentioned several museums in Netherland that keep thousands artifacts from Indonesia which brought government or individuals collectors, and one of them...
With a "fixed" set of exhibitions that will take you on a trip around the world and varied specific exhibitions on different themes, this museum is always one of my favorites in Leiden.
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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
#4 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Though I have a soft spot for older museums with collections that have been in place for centuries, from a curatorial standpoint, this may well be the best I've visited.
Certainly, the museum itself is among the greatest museums in the NL.
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Naturalis Biodiversity Center
#5 of 18 Museums in Leiden
This is one of the best museums to go to to get a very good flavour of both Dutch old history as well as European and Egyptian history.
If you thought Natural History museums had to be stuffy and messy like in London and New York, think again!
Museum De Lakenhal
#6 of 18 Museums in Leiden
De Lakenhal is a museum about Leiden in earlier centuries - from very old coins and equipment to the rich golden century to famous painters over the last couple of centuries.
This small museum is really well presented - about to have a major renovation.
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CORPUS 'journey through the human body' Oegstgeest
#7 of 18 Museums in Leiden
One of the best museums in Netherlands
With our whole family (15+ persons) we visited Corpus and enjoyed all the hours we spend (between 2 and 3 hours), Everybody should (must) visit this museum with lots of interesting interactive knowledge one has to...
Sieboldhuis
#8 of 18 Museums in Leiden
This museum shows intricate Japanese art and daily life items of 17th century when Siebolt was a medical doctor on the iland off Japan where only the Dutch were allowed for trade with Japan.
This small museum on the Rapenburg (lovely street!) is a gem worth checking out about life in Japan in the mid 19th century.
Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
#9 of 18 Museums in Leiden
From first glance this museum is fascinating, the giant totem outside to the visiting display of Japanese Fun gaming, I wish we had more time to browse.
We spent the next hour and a half touring this outstanding two-room museum while Sarah addressed my many questions and provided context for the time of the pilgrims.
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Old Observatory Leiden
#10 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Wevershuis Museum
#11 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Housed in an old originally built 1600's home of weavers the museum is small an unpretentious.
Japanmuseum
#12 of 18 Museums in Leiden
It is a really well curated museum, and the special exhibits I have seen are especially worth a visit.
At the museum of Philipp Franz von Siebold, one ca get a very good impression of the life of this German researcher in Dutch service at Nagasaki in the19th century.
Gallery Zone
#13 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Young Rembrandt Studio
#14 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Old School
#15 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Kunsthuis Leiden
#16 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Houtzaagmolen de Heesterboom
#17 of 18 Museums in Leiden
Atelier Spring
#18 of 18 Museums in Leiden