A Day Out – Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden

Last Tuesday we finally did something I have wanted to do with my boyfriend for over a year.

Seriously, I remember checking the website in the fall of 2015 for the opening hours. We finally went to the Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden in Leiden, an archaeological museum with pieces from mainly ancient Egypt but also some “younger” cultures (younger as in after ancient Egypt). I have been wanting to go there really badly because it had been so long since I went there last and I remembered loving it, so I was so excited to finally go.
And because I was so excited and I enjoyed myself very much (despite it being so busy) I thought I would share some pictures. Not a lot, because we were more occupied with looking around that with whipping (is that the right word) out our phones every second to take a photo, but a few just to give you an impression and hopefully make you feel inspired to go there when you happen to be in the neighborhood. Or just make you want to go to a museum near where you live. Museums are fun.

In no particular order, and without me talking about every little thing, here are some of my favourites:

20170228_130245_editedimg-20170228-wa0031_edited(clearly I’m the normal one in this relationship)

(or at least I pretend to be in public)


Uuhm… Okay maybe not.

Some lovely panorama shots the bf made:


And the gorgeous top floor where you can take pictures in front of pretty rooftops


Which I obviously had to do!

I also loved the Queens Of The Nile exhibition they have at the moment (until April 17 this year) so if you can go I would highly recommend it! It is all about the pharaoh’s wives, the powerful queens of Egypt.


There you have it, a little impression of what you can expect if you go to The Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden. I would highly recommend going if you have the chance, it really is worth a visit :).

The adress:
Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden