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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

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Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 52 52 556
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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 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Bob B
Holiday, Florida
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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The collection is small, but diverse, and of high quality. Fun to spend an hour or two if you are into this kind of thing, although the full admission is a bit high.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Allard Pierson Museum reminded me of school trips, you know the one where you got bored very quickly and could really feel the ADHD kicking in, i know i know its a museum not a rock concert but it is 2015 and like most places it needs something more than just the name of the artefact and the year... More 

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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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