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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

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Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 525 2556
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A small but distinghished collection of antiquities with a focus on Egypt and the Classical world

The museum is easily reached by public transportation from the Central Railway Station across the street from the Spui stop.The exhibitions are arranged on two floors, the 1st... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2015
Bob B
Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Although not a large museum it does have some very interesting exhibits both from abroad and artefacts found in the Amsterdam area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

the museum's collections are not limited to one particular theme or era. They have an Egyptian collection, some prehistoric cities' artifacts, as well as cyclic temporary exhibitions - when I visited it was about naval routes and trades. The ambiance is quite soothing, with spacious exhibits and clear navigation. The basement also has a quaint little tuckshop and souvenir collection.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Loved the Egyptan part of the museum but the other collections are also worth visiting. Good location and very easy to find.

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Holiday, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

The museum is easily reached by public transportation from the Central Railway Station across the street from the Spui stop.The exhibitions are arranged on two floors, the 1st [American 2nd] is devoted to ancient Egypt with galleries for temporary exhibitions and the 2nd [American 3rd] to the art of the Classical World with galleries devoted to the arts of the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We spent about 90 minutes in this museum. It has a great book collection in the lobby, and some nice audio-visual displays to go along with the collections. The staff was super friendly, even inviting my son to help them sort through the remains of a garbage dump from the 1600s with tweezers! The woman staffing the front desk needs... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a small museum that is focused on Egyptian, Roman, Greek historical artifacts. The Egyptian display was quite extensive and very interesting. Quite a few sarcophogi and quite different than this I have seen in some of the leger museums throughout the world. The Roman and Greek displays were also interesting but perhaps not as extensive as the Egypt... More 

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San Leandro, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this little archaeological/historical museum which is operated by the University of Amsterdam. Staff were quite pleasant, and we got to know them because their assistance was required for access to the elevators for me and my scooter. The Egyptian exhibits were quite good. The catch to them is that a lot of the labeling is in Dutch,... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am a huge lover of museums and this one was great! They were also featuring a Greek movement exhibit (which I'm a huge fan of Greek art!) and so it was really great to see! They also had some Egyptian pieces (which is also a favorite of mine!) one of the coolest things about this museum though, is that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

The museum has a small but a unique collection. It is very well organized and informative as it is run by the university of Amsterdam. The Egyptian collection is particularly strong and they are currently developing a mobile app as a guide through it. There are also a significant Greek and Etruscan artifacts. The Roman gallery is renovated and presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have been wanting to visit this museum for a while and although i was visiting Amsterdam for one day it was a must. Firstly the area around it has some wonderful architecture and the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam is all around you. Great photo opportunities! As you enter there is a cloakroom with hangers and lockable storage lockers... More 

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