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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
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Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
From EUR300.00
 
Private Guided Tour of Center and Prehistoric Antiquities Museum with Art Historian in Leiden
"Meet your professional experienced guide at 10:15am and start your tour in the inner courtyard of the central courtyard of the RMO Museum of Antiquities. This hall opens at 10am every day except on Mondays. Your guide will tell you stories of how art objects functioned in the cultures of Greece Rome and during Dutch prehistory. He will also explain the manner of acquiring these magnificent art objects. Enjoy a little coffee break inside the museum hall or outside in the old cafes in the city center (on your own expense). you may make your choice of ONE of the great local museums: Seventeenth Century paintings in the Lakenhal; Medical history in the Boerhaave museum or to see extensive exhibitions of world cultures in the Ethnology (Volkenkunde) museum. Alternatively if a large quiet garden is preferred you can also visit the Botanical garden. All of these institutions are rooted in the age-old Leiden University centered on Rapenburg Canal."""
From EUR300.00

Academic Leiden Tips (11)

Hortus Botanicus

This botanical garden was made behind the Academy building shortly after the University was established. And the first tulips ever to be planted in Western Europe were planted here. It isn't a very...
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Mique
Feb 28, 2004

Citywalk: 8 Academic Building

Go right, with the canal on your left hand. At your right hand you will see a building with a clocktower this is the academic building.As a reward of their brave restistance against the Spanish,...
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tompt
Dec 26, 2005

The Latin School

The building of this Latin School dates back to 1599. Apart from the building itself, it's most important feat is that Rembrandt studied here from 1616 to 1620. The name Latin School comes from the...
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Mique
Feb 28, 2004

The Academy building

This building use to be the church of a cloister of Domenican nuns. When the nuns left the building it became part of the univeristy that was founded in 1575 (the oldest University in the Netherlands)...
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Mique
Feb 28, 2004

Poortgebouw

Formerly Leiden’s teaching hospital, Poortgebouw is a 120 year-old building that is now a venue for conferences held by Leiden University Research and Innovation Services (LURIS). Their mandate is to...
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penumbra
Jan 29, 2007

Academia land

Kweekschool voor Zeevaar is the name of this building and there's a dedication to Prince Hendrik right above the portal.This, to me, is symbolic of the town inasmuch as schooling is one of its main...
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iandsmith
Jun 06, 2007

University

Leiden has the oldest university in the Northern Netherlands, which was founded during the 80-Years War. Until then the only university in the whole Netherlands had been the one in Leuven (now...
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OlafS
Feb 15, 2003

Naturalis, Museum of Natural History

Naturalis' displays collections about the history and development of the earth and life.Bascially, the fossiles show the history of evolution. They have made the surroundings playfull. There is...
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beluga
Apr 12, 2003

University info and gift shop

If you want information about the University and if anything is currently going on at the University go to the University of Leiden information center, just to the right of Leiden's Centraal Station...
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leplaya
Aug 20, 2005

National Museum of Ethnology

Collections are based on whatever ever we Dutch could "find" (ahum) on hour trading expeditions in the past. Make sure you check what exhibitions are currently on display, themes can vary.One...
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beluga
Apr 10, 2003

Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde - Ethnology Museum

There are some really interesting museums in Leiden (no, I really mean that).I could have seen the dinosaurs (at Naturalis - Natural Historic Museum) or mummies (at Antiguities Museum), but somehow I...
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Heinisuo
Apr 08, 2003
 
 
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"Leiden, where Rembrandt was born in 1606"
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Things to Do Near Leiden

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Keukenhof

Do not buy the Tulip Bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens. Although they will not tell you and you will find Nothing written about this - the tulip bulbs they sell at Keukenhof are considered to be ANNUALS. All...
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Madurodam - The Hague

excellent place spend a few hrs, reasonable prices, excellent gift shop and the model village is breath taking all the detail easy to see and walk around and quality cafe too so easy to park on site...
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Madurodam, Miniature City

In July 2015 I visited Madurodam in The Hague (Den Haag). Madurodam was founded in 1952 as a war monument. It was in memory of warhero and partisan George Maduro who died in concentration camp...
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Mauritshuis

Many famous masterpieces of art to be found here e.g. Gezicht op Delft, Meisje met de Parel by Vermeer, paintings by Rembrandt and another personal favourite of mine, the monumental Stier (the Bull)...
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Panorama Mesdag

The Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 metres high and about 40 metres in diameter. We were able to see it from an observation gallery in the centre of the room. The cylindrical...
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Koninklijke Stallen

The Royal Stables was established in 1815 by King William I. The present quarters at Hogewal in The Hague came into use in 1878. The Royal Stables houses the gala tack room. The equipment is used for...
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