Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
The Gravensteen dates to the 13th century and was once a prison. The gallery facing the plaza was where judges watched executions.
Before it became a commercial building, the gabled old Latin School was graced by a pupil named Rembrandt from 1616 to 1620.
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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden information
This museum has a world-class collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts, the pride of which is the extraordinary Temple of Taffeh , a gift from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to the Netherlands for helping to save ancient Egyptian monuments from flood.
Note: the Egyptian collection is closed until October 2016.