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Amsterdam Pipe Museum

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Prinsengracht 488, 1017 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 1779
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum which is dedicated to pipes is small but very interesting. As nothing is labelled each visitor is given a short-guided tour of the exhibits, together with a history of pipe smoking. The guide was very knowledgeable, and we enjoyed our visit.

1  Thank 2016GMC
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is a gem! The pipe collection is from a life long pipe collector in his own house, donated after his passing. The artwork and unique pieces are an interesting history lesson, especially when shared by the dedicated and engaging interpreters at this site....More

1  Thank Whereweare
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very interesting museum, I could never imagine that there is so much history behing the manufacture of a pipe.More

1  Thank Evi D
Benedict G, Public Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

No-one can, since tobacco pipes are becoming rare in the streets these days. Quite different from the old days, when men really expressed themselves with the choise of pipe: impressing, decorated or simple and just adequate. All these, over a time span of 2,500 years...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Great place to get pipes all kind and Stuyvesant, the knowledge of the people there si amazing. you can get all kind of pipes in styles and prices. Check particulary the old Dutch ceramic ones.More

1  Thank omarramirez2018
Benedict G, Public Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

You are quite right, besides the museum section with 2,500 pipes from all over the world, we have an extensive offer of old and new smoking pipes in our museum shop. Both the regular briar pipes (in wood) and - our speciality - ceramic pipes...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Charming little place with a collection of pipes from various parts of the world. Without a guided tour (which you get for the ticket price) it would be a very short stop here. However, with the story behind it, it gets very interesting. You can...More

1  Thank gregdzi
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We arrived not knowing what to expect but found a fantastic collection of pipes and were given a wonderfully interesting private tour. Our guide had extensive knowledge of the history of pipes, answered all our questions and was very friendly. The museum is in a...More

1  Thank antoniajwhitaker
Benedict G, Public Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks for the compliment. In fact, the Rijksmuseum is only 450 meters away; more of the thousands of visitors in the Rijksmuseum should come over and visit us.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

The private collection of pipes is impressive, but it's only worth seeing if you want to fill an hour or so and have the "I Amsterdam" card; it was not worth the $10 Euros to see the private collection, nor to make it a destination...More

1  Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you're interested in the history of pipes, this is the place to go. For a nominal fee, you get a personal tour of the pipes (really cannot browse and learn anything as there is no signage). And they have a nice selection of pipes...More

2  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Walked in, guy in the reception didn't say much to us, then as we walked towards the back of the room he said "excuse me, perhaps you are stupid but this section is for paying customers only." Didn't even ask if we wanted to pay...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Very enlightening and educational tour. Did not take very long, but was well worth the time. Ken was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything and answered all of our questions.

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17 June 2018|
Response from Benedict G | Property representative |
Yes you can, we are located along Prinsengracht, one of the three main canals. For your inforamtion: we are open from noon (12AM) till 6PM. You are most welcome.
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Response from Benedict G | Property representative |
Sure, our museum shop has an amazing offer on pipes, both modern ones in briar, meerschaum or ceramic (a Dutch speciality) and antiquities in the field of smoking and tobacco. You'll be amazed to see our store.
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