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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 525 2556
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Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 525 2556
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Allard Pierson Museum is a small archaeology museum but still have a nice collection to view, if you're looking for a shorter museum visit this may be a good one to nip into.

Thank Nadia E
Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are really interested it is ok. The museum in Leiden (museum van oudheden) is better. You need a map to find the toilets etc. even with the map it is difficult to find your way.

Thank Marijke-malaika
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Well worth a visit to this small archaeology museum. Very strong collection of Egyptian and Roman items. The Roman section is fairly new with English captions as opposed to the older not labeled in English Egyptian section. Definitely worth the time to see if this...More

Thank kagatlin
Reviewed April 24, 2016

The Allard Pierson Museum - Amsterdam's archeology museum. The current special exhibition is Sicily Under the Seas - treasures from ancient times recovered from ship wrecks around the coast of Sicily. We are both keen wreck divers so this was an incredible exhibit - we...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but nice. It has a nice section on underwater archaeology. It also has a good section of Egypt and Greece. But the best section was the Hands-On archaeology where you get to go through and dig through piles of former cesspit...More

Thank David B
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

A little museum of history in the centre of Amsterdam. If your interested in Egyptian sarcophagi and under water discoveries in Sicily then this is the museum for you 😊

Thank Tazie M
Reviewed February 4, 2016

The Allard Pierson always looks a bit unwelcoming despite its prime position on Rokin. I think that is because there are no ground floor windows and there are no clues as to what might be inside. 'Archeological Museum' does sound a bit dry and that...More

1  Thank FionaL_11
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.

Thank engineerjim
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...More

Thank Adam A
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.

Thank Lihtsalt K
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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
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