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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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All reviews personal tour canal house private collection amazing collection for sale different cultures answered every question huge collection on display great guide tobacco shop collector history civilizations enthusiasts development
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank dmcg123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Thiago A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Cruisenele
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank 2016GMC
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

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 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

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 5 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.

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16 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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12 June 2018|
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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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