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Tickets for Archaeology Museum Allard Pierson

Dig through ancient treasures where everything old is cool again

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
13:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow
13:00 - 17:00
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Highlights
  • Witness dazzling art and objects from ancient civilizations
  • See the extensive permanent collection, spread across five halls
  • Learn about how these ancient civilizations compare to contemporary European culture and marvel at how the world has changed
Description

Can't get enough of flea markets? Fans of old stuff will love picking through the treasures at Allard Pierson Museum - the archaeology museum of the University of Amsterdam. You can't take anything with you, but you do get to try your hand at archaeology with multiple hands-on exhibits. Ancient civilizations are revived and artifacts dating from 4000 B.C. to 1000 A.D., will truly open your eyes to the ways of old.

Besides the changing exhibitions, you'll get to see a permanent collection that's displayed in five separate halls. Check out original antiquities and ooh and aah at objects reflecting ancient traditions.

The Allard Pierson Museum explores the significance of ancient civilizations and how they challenge contemporary European culture. History is brought to life through interactive segments which allow you to unearth your inner archaeologist – eat your heart out Indiana Jones!

The top archaeological collection was established in collaboration with talented students, expert researchers, and cooperating institutions. Prepare to be amazed.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Entrance to the adjacent Special Collections
Instructions

Enter the building via the main entrance on the left side and present your ticket at the desk

Cancellation

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Venue
Address
Allard Pierson Museum
127,Oude Turfmarkt, 1012 GC, Amsterdam
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Insider tip

Don't miss the Archeohotspot! You can really get your hands dirty, and help the archaeology team reconstruct pieces of porcelain from all over the world.

Desiree
Business Development Manager
Reviews
Jun 5, 2018
A lot of the exhibits didn’t have English translations. This was frustrating!
May 6, 2018
Excellent close up educational exhibits
Mar 25, 2018
The exposition wasn't big as expected, there was a section of the museum that was closed. Overall I liked it.
Sep 4, 2017
This museum has a beautiful collection of antiquities! The most exciting (but also terrifying) thing was to work with the archeologist on rearranging porcelain platter (be sure to handle it with care).
Aug 24, 2018
Leuk museum. Vooral de fototentoonstelling vond ik erg interessant.
Feb 6, 2018
Geweldig informatieve tentoonstellingen in een schitterende ambiance . Mooie projecties.
Dec 28, 2017
Interessante tentoonstelling, mooi vormgegeven.
Oct 12, 2017
uiterst boeiend achtergrondverhaal met schitterende voorwerpen geïllustreerd.
May 5, 2016
Was er voor de DWDD tentoonstelling en heb enorm genoten. Helaas te weinig tijd om de rest van de exposities, maar ook zeker het gebouw te zien. Dat betekent dus terugkomen :) :)
Mar 8, 2016
Ontzettend leuk museum voor jong en oud!
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