The museum and Reading Room are closed upto March 15, 2021

The Allard Pierson shares the collections of the University of Amsterdam with visitors and scholars.

Welcome to the Allard Pierson

The Allard Pierson has been renovated and extended! You can travel through 10,000 years of cultural history in the presentation From the Nile to the Amstel. Students and researchers can consult the heritage of the UvA in the Reading Hall.

Already curious? Visit our collections online and browse the blogs for interesting stories from our curators and collection specialists!

To see

The Allard Pierson presents 10,000 years of cultural history, from the Nile to the Amstel River.

The Collections of the Allard Pierson

Internationally renowned collections in the areas of archaeology, the history of books, Jewish culture, church history, cartography, literature, graphic design and zoology make this one of the leading heritage collections in Europe.

About us

The Allard Pierson manages and presents the heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam. In everything we do, connecting the world of the university with society is central.