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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
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Geilenkirchen, Germany

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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.

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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 

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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 

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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Unfortunately the Roman section was being renovated when we visited, however the rest of the museum does not disappoint. All laid out with multi-lingual information boards it is a delight to visit this place.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

ALLARD PIERSON is the other dutch antiquities collection, only" RIJKS-MUSEUM VOOR OUDHEDEN",LEIDEN has a similar collection. I prefer the Amsterdam antiquities museum because the building is very historic and the presentations are tasteful. Until 31-8-2014 the KRIM-CRIMEA ANTIQUITIES exhibition from UKRAINE is very well presented and offers insight into the ancient greeks who settled this now disputed peninsula.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

All I have to say is that this museum blew my mind. Holy collection Batman. They have a real mummy (at least one human one and a few cat mummies). The entire collection is in Dutch so that was a drawback but I kind of knew what I was looking at and for. My husband was equally as enthralled with... More 

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Address: Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 52 52 556
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

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