The Allard Pierson collects, manages, researches and puts on display precious and important cultural heritage from antiquity to today.



Welcome to the Allard Pierson

You can travel through 10,000 years of cultural history in the presentation From the Nile to the Amstel river. Students and researchers can consult the heritage of the UvA in the Reading room.

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

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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.