Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 127 - 1012 GC Amsterdam
Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam
The name of the Allard Pierson Museum derives from the first professor Classical Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam, Allard Pierson.
In the museum there are objects and artifact from different perodes and cultures
The Museum's Egyptian objects represent over 3500 years of history. Several cultures and peoples made up what is now called the Egyptian Civilisation.
The Museum possesses objects from all periods, many of which are related to funerary rites.
In the Near Eastern Room, objects are assembled from several cultures in the region between Turkey and Iran
Approximately 7000 B.C., the first inhabitants (originating from the Near East) settled on the island Cyprus. Eventually they developed their own culture which remained until the island succumbed to the Greek around 1200 B.C.
The Museum houses idols from the period 3900-2500 B.C., which strongly indicates the worship of the goddess of fertility.
Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 h. Saturday - Sunday: 13.00 - 17.00 h.
Opening hours during the holidays
- New Year's day closed
- Easter Sunday closed
- Easter Monday closed
- The 30th of April closed
- The 4th of May open
- Ascension Day open from 13.00 till 17.00
- Whit Sunday closed
- Christmas Day closed
- Boxing Day open from 13.00 till 17.00
- New Years' Eve open from 10.00 till 16.00