Fodor's Expert Review Allard Pierson Museum


Once the repository of the nation's gold supply, this former National Bank with its stern Neoclassical facade is now home to archaeological treasures from the collection of the University of Amsterdam. The museum traces the early development of Western civilization, from the Egyptians to the Romans, and of the Near Eastern cultures (Anatolia, Persia, Palestine) in a series of well-documented displays. The building, which underwent a recent renovation completed in 2019, is also connected to the University of Amsterdam's Bijzondere Collecties (Special Collections) showcase with interesting exhibitions.

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Oude Turfmarkt 127
Amsterdam, North Holland  1012 GC, Netherlands


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10, Closed Mon., Hrs vary during Dutch school holidays and festive season (check website)

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