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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #95 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: History Museums
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Milan, Italy
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143 reviews 143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

There are many objects from Ancient Egypt and Greco Roman World but not enough info on the religious and social aspects of life in these civilizations (besides some superficial info). Also much of the info is written in Dutch only. The Culturama shows slides of google images of well known Ancient Egyptian sites and the info provided is a good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

At the time I visited they had an Egyptian exhibit and charged an extra 3.5 euro for it. Although they had some interesting items, I did not think it was worth the extra money. It's a very small exhibit on the first floor. The second floor had quite a few exhibits of pottery from the Greek and Roman civilizations, but... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I much enjoyed the Eternal Egypt Experience which is shown on a huge screen, providing a 180 degrees view of various sites where pyramids were constructed. Linking the various sites in space and time is a great way to show the subject. A guide talks the audience through the images (20-30 min). There are Dutch tours and tours in English.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Only had time to see the Egyptology section and the newly opened Eternal Egypt Experience. Really enjoyed it all (especially the interactive presentation). Was fascinating getting a better understanding of the various archaeological digs throughout Egypt. Hopefully will get to see more on the next visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

An archaeological delight with vast amounts of exhibits from the Egyptian and Greek world. We had ample time for walking through as it was pretty quiet when we were there but just the way we like it. Members of staff were very pleasant and took the time to chat to us.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Amsterdam has enough to offer in the world of museums. So this one you can easily delete of your list. Its run down, dusty and under construction. The fee however is the full price.

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The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The building is nice to visit, the exhibition is good, modern views on archaeology, pity the way it is presented is somewhat oldfashioned. If you are interrested in archaeology, this is a good museum. Check for the special exhibitions as they can be very good. Keep the plan close at hand as you can get lost or miss that part... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I went to check out the Egyptian artifacts and was excited by the Troy Exhibit as well. Pick up an English translation booklet for Troy so you know what you are looking at.Great display for Ancient History lovers

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Waltham Abbey, Nazeing, Essex
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Beautiful old historical building now connected to the University of Amsterdam. We visited the Troy exhibition and it was well worth the visit. Nice convenient locker room at the entrance to dump your coat and bags and a polite and helpful lady on the main reception desk. We used our IAMSTERDAM cards to enter free of charge. There is a... More

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Lakeside, AZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I love archeology and make it a point to visit archeological museums when I travel. There is really not much to recommend the Allard Pierson. Large collection of small artifacts. Some nice reproductions of larger pieces. I did enjoy the Etruscan rooms very much. Almost no English text for explanation. Average museum in a city full of much better offerings.

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