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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 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...More

Thank Malone2
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...More

Thank Ozma
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...More

Thank Dezwhitt
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...More

Thank Sherif K
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...More

1  Thank taffymhd1968
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.

Thank Jasperluti
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...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed March 11, 2015

The collection is quite good. However, there are not enough captions in English. I found this to be frustrating. The special exhibit, "Keys to Rome" had English-language captions.

1  Thank Carol B
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Currently the Allard Pierson museum temporary hosts a special collection that has been gathered by several co-hosts of major Dutch talkshow (De Wereld Draait Door). Artifacts from storage of several Dutch museum have been selected and are on display. This has been done very nicely....More

Thank dgoedh
Reviewed February 14, 2015

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, the Allard Pierson Museum offers a daily life insight in ancient worlds. Easy to be reached and opposite (diagonally) of a Canal Boat pier, trams stop close by and the Flowermarket is withing walking distance, for those tulip...More

Thank Stewiedewie
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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