The Allard Pierson collections provide an inexhaustible source of knowledge and narratives. Visit the exhibitions, or make use of the facilities in the Research Hall.
Now on show
|Children up to 4 years||Free|
|Children aged 4 to 18 years||€ 5,00|
|Students and UvA and HvA staff||Free|
|Students (ISIC)||€ 5,00|
|Museum Card, Rembrandt Society, City Pass Holders, IAmsterdam Card, ICOM, VVAPM members, UB Friends members, TIN members||Free|
|Primary and secondary school groups (notification required in advance).||€ 2,50|
|Groups of 10 or more||€ 7,50|
|Please note: We are unable to accommodate groups owing to the coronavirus outbreak.|
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|
– 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.
Please note: the museum is closed until 15-09. You can book your tickets for next week on the ticket page.
Museum, café and shop
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays
The museum is open on Monday 13 April, 4 May an 1 June
Closed on 1 January, 27 April and 25 December
The Reading Room remains closed owing to the coronavirus outbreak. We are working on preparations for its reopening.
Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5 pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
The Reading Room is closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, Ascension Day and the following Friday, King’s Day, Liberation Day, Whit Sunday and Monday and from 25 December to 1 January
24 December – Closing 4 pm
Accessibility and contact
From Central Station by tram 4 14 (alight at Spui), and by metro 52 (Rokin Station).
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.
Oude Turfmarkt 127-129
1012 GC Amsterdam
PO Box 94436
1090 GK Amsterdam
Phone: +31(0)20 525 73 00
Telefoon: +31(0)20 5252473
Groups and guided tours
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 email@example.com.
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. Up to 15 visitors are allowed per tour guide. Additional tour guides are available for larger groups.
Applications for a guided tour can be made up to at least two weeks before your visit – via firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices for tours are exclusive of entrance ticket prices.
Please note: Due to refurbishment we are unable to accommodate groups between 1 September and 17 October.
Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, King’s Day and Christmas Day.
Phone: +31 20 525 2933
The Museum Café is run by CorMet.
The entire menu can be viewed here.
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.