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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)
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Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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+31 20 525 2556
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The museum is not very large indeed, but still impressive. The collections are very interesting, we spent almost 3 hours looking through them. Also, we had a really nice chat with the archaeologists who work there; they told us a bit about their work and...More

Thank Marina C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It was quite extraordinary to walk among those beautiful artifacts. You could almost feel the history while walking through Egyptian section. I would definitely recommend a visit to this amazing museum, especially if the weather is not so good.

Thank Violeta P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Small archaeological museum with interesting exhibits from Egyptian/Hellenistic/roman eras. Price overrated 10euros for the size. Misses English translation in the 2/3 of the egyptian chambers Other than this it's an interesting visit that takes approximately two hours Adequate facilities.

Thank Theodore V
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I dont know if I just have high standards for archaeology but I felt a bit bad that this is all that Amsterdam could present in (what I believe to be) it's main archaeology museum. Only worth a visit if you've already got the Iamsterdam...More

1  Thank Emma H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Their main collection is on ancient Egypt and a lot of the lower floor is given over to this. It has objects from early Egyptian history to the Roman period. While there is not a huge amount in some areas they are of high quality.The...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There is a lot of work going on at the Allard Pierson Museum at the moment, but don't let that put you off visiting because there is still a heck of a lot to see! The recently refurbished Roman area has many more English explanations...More

1  Thank YorkshireTerrier73
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a small museum but if you are interested in Roman and Egyptian archeology then it's worth a visit. It's old school...no bells and whistles but everything was well explained and displayed. There is a cool area call the ArcheoHotspot where you can chat...More

1  Thank TopsMA
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Cute museum with Egyptian and Roman artifacts. That's it. Detailed description of the items. More educational than entertaining.

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were sad that the Etruscan collection was not viewable and the Roman collection only partially viewable, but our 3 hours in the ArcheoHotspot more than made up for any disappointment! Visitors are able to chat with archaeologists and archaeological-expert volunteers while trying their hand...More

Thank B_family_of4
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Spent an hour or so visiting this museum and had it mostly to myself. I enjoyed the collections they had available as some were closed temporarily, so that was a bit of a bummer. Bonus points to the staff for being top notch. If you...More

Thank Brent G
Nearby
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
...More
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