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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 525 2556
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“ancient egypt” (6 reviews)
“roman section” (4 reviews)
“on display” (8 reviews)
Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 525 2556
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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
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]...More

Thank Bob B
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...More

Thank TheHealthyTraveler
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

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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
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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