The ArcheoHotspot in the Allard Pierson has been closed since Monday 23 September 2019. It is expected to reopen on 18 October in a new location!
Have you found something in the garden, or do you have an item lying around at home whose origin you are uncertain of? In the ArcheoHotspot, you can walk in without an appointment to assist in the work of an archaeologist. Your archaeological questions will also be answered. Drop in and get to know archaeology from close up, along with the many aspects that go to make it up. Enthusiastic volunteers are on hand every day to guide you through the constantly changing material. Conversely, you can make your contribution to archaeological research by helping to sort material or gluing shards together.
Young and old, hobbyist or expert – everyone is welcome to the ArcheoHotspot!
The ArcheoHotspot is in a separate hall in the Allard Pierson. Groups of more than 15 should rather preferably contact beforehand using this email address. The ArcheoHotspot is suitable for school groups.
ArcheoHotspots have been made possible by:
The DOEN Foundation, the Mondriaan Fund, the VSB Fund, the Dioraphte Foundation, the Amsterdam University Fund, the Amsterdam Municipality, the Allard Pierson Museum, AWN Volunteers in Archaeology and Brabant Heritage.