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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

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Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 52 52 556
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when in Rome... (or Egypt, or Greece...)

"Keys to Rome" (or so) was the current interactive exposition. Also a computer where one can print a name in ancient Egyptian letters. That was fun. It was good but I've seen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Geilenkirchen, Germany

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is part of the University and has both a permanent archaeological display as well as a pop up art section. Parts are in English and the rest in Dutch. Not a bad way to fill an hour. I didn't like to see full size replicas of the Caryatids from Athens, nor the Lion's Gate from Mycenae. I have seen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Interesting collection of objects-especially the Persian(Iranian) and Cyprus items. However, the collection is poorly organized and poorly explained, with context taking priority over simple chronology. It's not worth the money and pales in comparison to Amsterdam's other museums. Unless you're dead-set on seeing archaic object, it's not worth the time or the expense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Museum of University of Amsterdam. Visited a pop-up exhibition of well knowm Dutch who could choose artwork out of the depots of ander dutch museums . 12 very interesting collections and a brillant idea of enlarging museum properties for vieuw to the public

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

The exposition on Rome is interesting in itself but the way the museum is still old fashion and not modernised is boring and makes it not worth the visit unless you really are interested in Rome in ancient days. The museum can get a lot more visitors if they take a more interactive approach, which will allow it to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When you love archaeology, it's worth it to visit this museum. It has a permanent exhibition of the ancient things from Egypt, Greece, Roman and some other (old) kingdoms. 'Keys to Rome' is the current exposition till March 15, 2015. The building self is beautiful. It is University of Amsterdam's museum.

Geilenkirchen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

"Keys to Rome" (or so) was the current interactive exposition. Also a computer where one can print a name in ancient Egyptian letters. That was fun. It was good but I've seen better museums with this theme in Germany or England. More interaction and/or different media/presentation and I'd go again. General advice for (a lot of) museums in the Netherlands:... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I have visited museums of every type all around the world. I have a general knowledge of the eras shown at this museum but I didn't find very much interesting because the displays simply haven't been updated to current museum standards in decades. They could probably take away half of the objects and give greater attention to the fewer "more... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It was only our interest in archaeology that made us determined to find this museum as it is completely hidden with no signage anywhere around it, the nearby streets or route from station. The exhibits are very interesting but dated signage and lack of English made it difficult for us to examine the displays. Unfortunately the key interest for us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Museum has nice Egyptian, Ethruscan and Greek collections. Roman section was unfortunately closed during my visit, but as a compensation I've got to enjoy an interesting temporary exhibition of ancient jewelry from Crimea. Absolutely recommended for anyone with interest in history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely expansive place organised by eras. Plenty of things to see, and loads of interesting antiques. Explanations don't skimp on English translations. Some of the electrical interactive exhibits were either broken or it was unclear how to use them / what they showed. We went shortly before closing time so it was quiet and not crowed. Often saw coaches... More 

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