Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis (Rapenburg 19, Leiden)
During the 16th century, Papenburg 19 was created created by combining 4 buildings. Radical changes were made to the building 2 centuries later. In 1830, Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866) returned to Leiden and brought objects he collected during his stay on the Japanese island Dejima. Two years later he moved to Papenburg 19, where he displayed his collection to the public.
His "Japansch Museum" was visited by many dignitaries, such as King Willen II of the Netherlands, Tsarevich Alexander of Russia and Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. In 2005, the building became the Japan Museum Sieboldhuis. It also serves as the official Japan Centre, providing an impression of the scientific, cultural and economic relations between the Netherlands and Japan.