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

From Egyptian antiquities to Blaeu atlases, and from medieval manuscripts to present-day graphic design.

Plan your visit

Tuesday to Friday 10.00 – 17.00,
Saturday and Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

Research room
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 17.00

To see

The Allard Pierson presents 10,000 years of cultural history, from Nijl to Amstel. In 2019 we are working on the expansion of this long-term exhibition. At this moment you can get acquainted with various ancient cultures that have left their mark until today.

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.