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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

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Oude Turfmarkt 127, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 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...More

3  Thank Tanja S
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Good exhibits of ancient Egyptian artefacts but really for specialist interests and academics. The museum was empty which tells you how limited it is! No English audio tour available, which would have made a big difference, and very few English explanations next to exhibits.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Allard Pierson museum is on the iAmsterdam City Pass but admission is only 10 Euros for adults (5 Euros for Seniors). While there are many plaster casts and replicas, there are also many original objects that are worth taking a look at. The displays...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A museum of two halves. The archaeology is not too hot; collection is small and too reliant on casts and replicas. The current exhibition is on colour photography before 1918 and that is truly superb - not what I went in for but captivating (runs...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Although one section was closed for refurbishing but other sections were open and fun to watch. Take a rest at the coffee downstairs and kick off again to storm the vibrant city of Amsterdam

Thank drammarhawwari
Reviewed 10 May 2018

the truth i was expecting more from this muse. yes they have they have art, but not the real stuff. the statues are fake. some of the big egyptian and roman art is fake.the small stuff in glass containers i suppose is real. i was...More

Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Not too many people seem to have discovered this rather small museum in the heart of Amsterdam and it is quality wise a gem. I had an hour to spare and know that having been once I will definitely return to explore further. The exhibition...More

Thank meerbee
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Located in the center of town the AP museum offers a wide collection of antiques (Egyptian, Greek, Roman and some more) and can be considered a great introduction to these periods in history. Fun for kids as well with clear explanattions. Not just a good...More

Thank werdlerswereld
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
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