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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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A small but good museum if you are interested in Egyptian and Roman history.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with the museums archeologists and help put together some artifacts, something kids would enjoy. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Gregory P
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 at piecing together artifact fragments.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 have an hour or so to see some ancient pieces of history and are in... More 

Thank Brent G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I quick explainer: I came to see the Greco-Roman stuff but didn't discover that that floor was under renovation til after I'd paid to get in. This was massively annoying and should be made clear to visitors from the start, and the entrance fee should reflect this (I understand the renovations will be completed this autumn). Still, the Egyptian collection... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Allard Pierson Museum is a small archaeology museum but still have a nice collection to view, if you're looking for a shorter museum visit this may be a good one to nip into.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you are really interested it is ok. The museum in Leiden (museum van oudheden) is better. You need a map to find the toilets etc. even with the map it is difficult to find your way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this small archaeology museum. Very strong collection of Egyptian and Roman items. The Roman section is fairly new with English captions as opposed to the older not labeled in English Egyptian section. Definitely worth the time to see if this material interests you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Allard Pierson Museum - Amsterdam's archeology museum. The current special exhibition is Sicily Under the Seas - treasures from ancient times recovered from ship wrecks around the coast of Sicily. We are both keen wreck divers so this was an incredible exhibit - we can only imagine the excitement of finding a sculpture on the sea floor. Attached is... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but nice. It has a nice section on underwater archaeology. It also has a good section of Egypt and Greece. But the best section was the Hands-On archaeology where you get to go through and dig through piles of former cesspit material from Holland. I do this with friends or family it's a good short visit.

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