Allard Pierson Museum
127 Oude Turfmarkt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
allardpiersonmuseum.nl/english - 020 525 2556
Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam Reviews
Virgin visit to the Allard Pierson. Jan 20, 2012
Okay, I shamefully have to admit this was my first visit to this museum. I had a ''girl go out day'' with a friend of mine (she's the only real girl of the two of us). I know her from school and we both love to visit museums, to see the stuff and to check the objects, how they are exposed to harmful things like bad lighting, air and of course the hands of the visitors.
We went to Amsterdam, for the both of us about 45 to 60 minutes by train (including delayed trains). We wanted to see some of the museums at the Herengracht. These museums are: the KattenKabinet (art about cats), Museum of Bags an Purses (guess what's that all about) and some others I can't remember at the moment.
The Museum of Bags and Purses wasn't accessible with the Museumjaarkaart yet, and as we didn't wanted to pay the KattenKabinet either.
So at the end we went off the Herengracht and we went for the Allard Pierson Museum. This museum is all about ancient history, archeology to be more precise.
At the time of mine visit to this museum there was an exhibition about the Etruscans, we had to pay 3,50 extra for this exhibition. I can tell you, it was worth it!
Most items are archaeological, but there are some interactive objects or items. There is a movie like part where you're being watched by a camera, or so, so when you step on a red dot on the map of a grave, the program will tell you all about that part of the grave. This was done so well, wonderful.
The rest of the museum is very ... uhm empty with visitors. Most visitors will only see the ground floor of the exhibition area. So when going to the second floor, there's almost nobody to be seen. Except for some museum enthusiasts like me.
The rest of the museum is about the Greek, Egyptian, Roman and other archaeological area's. There is a huge collection of beads, remarkable about these beads is: they were made in present day Netherlands, shipped to some other part of the world and came back to the Netherlands hundreds of years later.
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Allard Pierson Museum Apr 15, 2012
The museum has collections related to the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire. The collections include art objects and utensils dating from 4000 BC to 500 AD. There are also scale models of ancient temples and buildings. In the Ancient Egypt exhibition there is a room dedicated to death, with mummies, sarcophagi, and a film showing the process of mummification. Some of the exhibition is similar with the exhibition in Greece.
The Allard Pierson Museum is situated at the Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam. Take tram no 4,9,16,24,25, stop Spui. Entrance fee cost 6.5 euro.