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Tickets for Archaeology Museum Allard Pierson

Dig through ancient treasures where everything old is cool again

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  13:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  13:00 - 17:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
  • 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

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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What's included
  • Entrance to the adjacent Special Collections

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


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

Free cancellation

Didn't use the ticket? For a full refund, contact our Customer Service anytime within your ticket's validity date

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.

Business Development Manager
Nov 11, 2018
the museum is wuite small and dull
Oct 20, 2018
Very nice museum.
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.

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