'Archaeological museum of Amsterdam.'
Archaeological museum with objects from among others the Greek and Egyptian times. Good museum but a little boring by the old-fashioned design.
- boring, old fashioned design
Our review of Allard Pierson Museum
Go back in time to mummies, ancient vases and statues
The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam and is located in the old headquarters of the Nederlandsche Bank. The museum has a collection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Italian (Etruscan) objects from the period around and before our era. Go back in time with mummies, artifacts, ancient vases and statues.
Kind of dusty museum with old-fashioned atmosphere
The Allard Pierson Museum is old fashioned and a little boring. The cabinets in which the objects are displayed look old for example. The signs explaining the objects seem to have been typed on an old fashioned typewriter. The visitor may nevertheless constitute a reasonable image itself with the explanation of life in that time and the exhibits in that perspective. Fortunately, a number of models, film and extra explanation, are a welcome change from the display cases. The museum is good, but for the young visitors it seems a bit on the boring side. Maybe renovating?
Facts of Allard Pierson Museum
Duration of visit
Amount of visitors
Tuesday - sunday
tuesday - friday 10am - 5pm. Saturday, sunday 1pm - 5pm
+31 (0)20 5252556