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Amsterdam Pipe Museum

Prinsengracht 488, Amsterdam 1017 KH, The Netherlands
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Ranked #65 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a tiny museum situated in a beautiful canal house. There are no labels as the collection all belonged to one man so instead of wandering around reading we were given a personal tour by a charming man who knew everything we needed to know about the magnificent collection of pipes and the house and its furniture. The museum... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The entrance is a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco. A guide brought us to the 2nd floor where the collection is exposed. The guide is very kind and very capable to tell everything about the history of every single pipe. It's a private collection for 40 long years and still continuing. The collection is from all over the... More

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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I entered at the lower below street level entrance where pipes were both on display and for sale. the owner apparently doesn't understand english and when I asked him if I could take photos he responded with a cheerful "yes! every things for sale" seemed simple to me (there were no signs saying photos weren't allowed). a few minutes later... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Pipe Museum in Amsterdam revealed to be a jewel-like visit. The museum and the shop are located in a typical canal-house, very well furnished, giving you the opportunity of having also a taste of the life on the canals of a couple of centuries ago. The collection itself is astonishing: there are thousands of pipes, marvellous, crafted with amazing... More

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California, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Though having signs/labels by the pipes in the viewable collection would have been ideal, the people at the museum were extremely nice, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the topic of tobacco pipes. I recommend purchasing some of the books by D.H. Duco who curates the museum as he is an authority (If not THE authority) on Dutch tobacco pipes. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Highly recommended: The museum is found on the second floor of the pipe shop, where a man guides you showing you the history of pipes. He was really nice and answered all my questions, even those about individual pipes and filing in with the story behind them. I could have gone on without asking any questions and just listened in... More

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Wat jammer dat de automatische Nederlandse vertaling zo raar met het woord (tabaks)pijp omgaat. Dit wordt vertaald als 'leidingen' of... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

If as pipe smoker you find yourself in Amsterdam and have already seen the Rijks Museum, it may be time to make your way to the Pipe Museum. The building is located along one of the many canals in the city, the Prinsengracht, and requires a little bit of attention to house numbers or shop windows as the small entrance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I came to this museum by chance, walked past and thought this might be interesting. It proved to be one of my nicest museum experiences, possibly because it was so unexpected. The friendly guide gave me a condensed version of the history of pipes and tobacco smoking. Pipes from South America, Africa and of course the Western World were displayed... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Of course you would like to see Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The third on your list? The Pipe Museum. Real enthusiasts, absolutely amazing collection and friendly staff. Pipes from all around the world with stories and history to tell. The place is a bit hard to spot so be careful as it looks rather a pipe shop than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There is a pipe shop on the first (ground) floor and the museum itself on the second. We haven't paid for the entrance as we had IAMSTERDAM cards (the cards were required for the entrance). The museum is full of various pipes, mostly from XVIII century, from all around the world. The guide told us necessary facts and some history... More

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