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Amsterdam Pipe Museum

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gentleman working is very rude. There was apparently a sign that was turned around so we couldn’t see we weren’t supposed to pass and he was incredibly rude about the accident- mind you we only walked less than a foot past. He lost our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are already big fans of Amsterdam's small museums, and on our latest visit we added one more to the collection. There is something about a museum where you are taken round personally and gently taught a great deal of fascinating history in the process....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamesAyliffe
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind remarks and very true observation that the history of pipes and culture of smoking is something worth to preserve. Our collection full of artworks proves it.

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I think it is only opened in the afternoons, I turned up and paid about 10 euros. The manager shown me around giving various info on the massive collection. 30 mins may be all you need, close to lots of locations so easy to find....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swannynz
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This visitor was not really captured by the extraordinary collection, a collection you can not find in any other museum in the world! What he got - as every visitor - was a private tour. In my opinion that is not basic at all, but...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We visited on a whim, encouraged by the good reviews, and weren't disappointed. The museum isn't large but our guide was excellent in explaining the history, technology and art of pipes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The museu seems tiny from outside but it is actually pretty big. The collection is amazing, from the beginning of smoking to modern pipes, with some opium pipes thrown in as well. There were two people there - a man at the store counter and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thiago A
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not a fan of tobacco and smoking you ll appreciate the history of these pipes. Nice short tour with many informations will educate and entertain you in the same time. Dont miss it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Being a pipe smoker myself this was certainly a "must see" in Amsterdam for me. Interesting not only for pipe smokers as the pipes reflect parts of the history as well. Very nice experience with very friendly and helpful employees. Enjoyed the visit very much.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cruisenele
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Fine that you enjoyed your visit. Good to add that we have for the pipe smokers a nice shop at the entrance of the museum, that offers a huge range of modern pipes, made by all major and artisan pipe makers across Europe. The choice...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Benedict G, Public Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

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

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Nan183
16 June 2018|
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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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Morgan B
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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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