Welcome to the Allard Pierson! You can buy museum tickets online and at the box office (pin only).

Now on show

Adults €14,50
Children up to 5 years Free
Children aged 5 to 18 years € 2,00
UvA and HvA students and staff € 5,00
Students (ISIC) € 5,00
Museum Card, Rembrandt Card, City Pass Holders, IAmsterdam Card, ICOM, Allard Pierson members, UB Friends members, TIN members Free
Primary and secondary school groups (notification required in advance). € 2,00 p.p.
Groups of 10 or more € 12,00 p.p.
Reading Room

You will need a student or staff member’s card from the UvA or HvA, or a library reference card, to view material in one of the research halls. You can arrange this at the information desk of the UB Singel, Singel 425, first floor or online.

Short-term library card (valid for one week) € 15,00
Library card (valid for one year)* € 40,00

*Free for:
– students and staff of Dutch universities associated with the VSNU and third level arts education in Amsterdam
– staff of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library) and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
– members of the Amsterdam University Association

You will need valid proof of identity and possibly evidence, such as a college card, a recent salary slip or alumnus card in order to apply for a (temporary) library card.

Museum, café and shop

Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays

The museum is open on Monday 27 December and Monday 3 January.

Closed on 1 January, 27 April and 25 December

Reading Room

Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

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The Reading Room is closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day and the following Friday, King’s Day, Liberation Day, Whit Monday and on Christmas Holidays.

And in 2023 on Thursday 6 April and Friday 28 April.

Public transport

From Central Station by tram 4 14 (alight at Spui), and by metro 52 (Rokin Station).

By car

Parking is available at a number of carparks in the vicinity of the Allard Pierson: Rokin carpark (Rokin 67), Kalverstraat carpark (Kalverstraatsingel 451C), Bijenkorf carpark (Beursstraat 15) and Muziektheater carpark (Waterlooplein 28). For further information on carparks in the centre of Amsterdam, click here.

If you are arriving from Wibautstraat/Weesperstraat or the IJ Tunnel, the easiest is Muziektheater carpark. Then it’s a five-minute walk via Staalstraat, one of Amsterdam‘s most attractive little streets, to the Oude Turfmarkt. If you are arriving from a westerly direction, the carpark on Singel, opposite the Flower Market, is also an option. You are then close to Munt, two minutes on foot from the Allard Pierson.

Loading and unloading

Loading and unloading are permitted up to 11 am on the Oude Turfmarkt. After 11 am loading and unloading must be notified in advance.


Allard Pierson
Oude Turfmarkt 127-129
1012 GC Amsterdam
PO Box 94436
1090 GK Amsterdam
Phone: +31(0)20 525 73 00

Reading Room

Phone: +31(0)20 5252473


Do you intend to visit the museum in a group of more than 10? We would like to be informed of your visit in advance by email. Please send your email to

Group visit with guided tour

The Allard Pierson provides various tours conducted by specialists, for both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Click here for a summary of all the guided tours.

Applications for a guided tour can be made up to at least two weeks before your visit – via Prices for tours are exclusive of entrance ticket prices.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, King’s Day and Christmas Day.


The Allard Pierson is completely accessible to users of (electric) wheelchairs and walkers. All floors are accessible by lift . Assistance from a staff member is required for certain lifts. . Click here for further information.