Allard_pierson_museum_amsterdamAllard Pierson Museum


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The Allard Pierson museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The museum is named after the first professor of archaeology teaching at the University of Amsterdam: Allard Pierson. Since 1976, the Allard Pierson museum is situated in the former head office of the Dutch Bank in the city center. Through the years the collection of the university grew and resulted in a museum; original antiquities and other objects from the Mediterranean countries are displayed for a large audience.

When Allard Pierson started to teach archaeology at the University of Amsterdam (1877), the collection of antiquities was small and did not approach a real museum. In 1926, the Allard Pierson Foundation was established and the collection started to grow. For the first time in 1931, the Institute served as a small museum. Later on, the collection enriched by gifts, loans and purchases. A new building became necessary and therefore it moved to the current static building in the city center, opening its doors in 1976.

The Allard Pierson museum aims at a large audience (especially youth), trying to stimulate and inspire people. In cooperation with students and brilliant researchers, the Allard Pierson Museum tries to make a connection between the present and the cultural historical past by means of insight and understanding. Next to the permanent collection, it also houses and exhibits special collections; plaster casts, glass negatives with a wide range of subjects and a collection of beads from all over the world.

On request, you can go on a guided tour (1 hour) through the museum and get information about a specific section for example. The museum also facilitates a museum shop where you can buy almost anything related to the collections. They sell lots of souvenirs and lovely gifts, even for the little ones among us.

The Allard Pierson Museum makes Archaeology come alive!

 Oude Turfmarkt 127 Amsterdam
 0031 20 5252556
Old Center
 Tram 4, 9, 16, 24, 25 (stop ‘Spui’)
Tue till Fri: 9 am to 5 pm | Sat & Sun 1pm to 5 pm
Closed on Monday
 Accessible for disabled people
 Admission tickets & discounts:
Adults EUR 7.50 – Children 4-16 EUR 3.75 – Children 0-3 FREE
65+ / Students / CJP/ EUR 3.75
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