"RIJKSMUSEUM HET KONINKLIJK PENNINGKABINET LEIDEN" Museums Tip by eden_teuling

Museums, Leiden: 15 reviews and 35 photos

  KONINKLIJK PENNINGKABINET LEIDEN
by eden_teuling
 
 

The start of this museum was the private collection of Willem IV which he began during the 18th Century.

Willem I founded the Koninklijk Penningkabinet in 1816 and then the museum made its real start collecting more and more: coins from Greece and the Roam Empire and of course Dutch coins.

There are coins from different ships that had sunk to the bottom of the sea: all in all there is a wealth to be enjoyed.
There are e.g. some stamps from MESOPOTAMIA, over 5000 years old and oh, so precious and emotional to see.

The collection counts up to 200.000 issues, each with its own history, story, country....
they all tell about kinds and emperors, technique, history, economy, archeology and art!

A most wonderful, well-filled TREASURE-TROVE.

Address: RAPENBURG 28 Leiden
Directions: next to the city centre
othercontact: museum@penningkabinet.nl
Phone: 071-5160999
Website: http://www.penningkabinet.nl

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 11, 2004
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