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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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Interesting museum for archeologists

My husband and I have visited this museum several times already over the years on account of different themed exhibitions which are presented on the ground floor. We enjoyed most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2013
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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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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you like archaeology, don't miss this museum. We saw a special exhibit about Crimea in ancient times, which was very interesting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A number of items without a story. Though we are quite interested in history, we didn't spend much time. Gold of the Krim was also disappointing, little gold, hard to see the tiny items. The story of the items on display was missing. Just some descriptions of the items on display but little or no information of the story behind... More 

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Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Allard Pierson Archaeological Museum, a small museum, just 2 floors, which has a terrific ancient civilizations collection, with an emphasis on Ancient Egypt. I visited during a special exhibition “Eternal Egypt Experience” (July 2013), so maybe some of the regular pieces may not have been on display. As a lead in to the exhibition a multimedia presentation covered from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very topical exhibition on the Crimea, dating back to the Scythians, Taurans and Athenians, definitely no Putinians back then, so no legitimate claim! Otherwise a general Greek/Roman museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

If you like archeology, you should visit the Allard Pierson Museum. Artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome are all on display. At the moment they have a interesting exhibition about The Crimea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It is not the size of the museum of natural history in N.Y. but for the space, it has quite a bit to offer. A nice little archaeology collection. a few Mummys from ancient Egypt and some vases dating back from ancient Greece. Definetly worth a visit while in Amsterdam.

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My husband and I have visited this museum several times already over the years on account of different themed exhibitions which are presented on the ground floor. We enjoyed most of them, although some exhibitions were better than others. The museum also has a permanent collection of beautiful objects from Ancien Egypt and the Greco-Roman world on the first floor.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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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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Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 52 52 556
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)

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To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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