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“An archeological gem on the canals!”

Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam
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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #134 of 501 things to do in Amsterdam
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“An archeological gem on the canals!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I much enjoyed the Eternal Egypt Experience which is shown on a huge screen, providing a 180 degrees view of various sites where pyramids were constructed. Linking the various sites in space and time is a great way to show the subject. A guide talks the audience through the images (20-30 min). There are Dutch tours and tours in English. The images, put together by the Alexandria Library, capturing the bright desert light and the sheer size of the pyramids, are superb! For me it was also a happy reunion; I visited the Cairo/Giza pyramids last spring. A review of current research is also on display, neatly complementing the multimedia show. The building is huge – of course, given the size of some of the sculptures, with marble floors (to bear their weight?) and wood paneling. Lovely! I felt antiquity speaking to me in various ways! There’s a very nice museum café as well, to enjoy a contemporary coffee/come back to base! No pun intended, but the café is in the basement. In short, warmly recommended, making a difference from doing a canal tour and/or viewing windmills. Latter are also warmly recommended, of course!

Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg
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“Interesting Egypt!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Only had time to see the Egyptology section and the newly opened Eternal Egypt Experience. Really enjoyed it all (especially the interactive presentation). Was fascinating getting a better understanding of the various archaeological digs throughout Egypt. Hopefully will get to see more on the next visit!

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Very Central”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

An archaeological delight with vast amounts of exhibits from the Egyptian and Greek world. We had ample time for walking through as it was pretty quiet when we were there but just the way we like it. Members of staff were very pleasant and took the time to chat to us.

Visited June 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Not worth while”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Amsterdam has enough to offer in the world of museums. So this one you can easily delete of your list. Its run down, dusty and under construction. The fee however is the full price.

Visited July 2013
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The Netherlands
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“Nice museum for those interrested in archaeology”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The building is nice to visit, the exhibition is good, modern views on archaeology, pity the way it is presented is somewhat oldfashioned. If you are interrested in archaeology, this is a good museum. Check for the special exhibitions as they can be very good. Keep the plan close at hand as you can get lost or miss that part hidden to the side, Tick the rooms you visited, just to make sure you've seen it all.

Visited February 2013
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