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Amsterdam Pipe Museum

Prinsengracht 488, 1017 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 1779
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Prinsengracht 488, 1017 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 1779
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Honeybee and me were strolling along the Prince's canal, when i stumbled into an old friend, The Pipe Museum. I'd been several years earlier but my HB saw it for the first time; the richness and finery of these smoking instruments is exquisite. The...More

Thank Amsterdaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read about this museum on here and thought I would like to see something different; I am so glad I stopped by. Vast collection of very unusual pipes and their paraphernalia, initially guided by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gentleman in the shop, as...More

Thank ahappytraveller2
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My friends and I absolutely loved the tour, our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend it to friends visiting the city, especially avid museum goers.

Thank Laura Mae P
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Ok, I have to start by saying that I'm a pipe guy. I have a small collection of pipes and a few books on the history. That being said, this was the most impressive collection I've ever seen. The historic pipes and the pipes for...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed by a very nice guide from the museum, who gave us an awesome private tour (no other guest were there) through the four decorated rooms of the beautifully restored building. Also the entrance fee was included in our "I Amsterdam"-Card which was...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

It's an amazing private collection with pipes from all over the world since the first appearance of pipes till nowadays. It's a nice journey through the history of pipes told by Ben who was an amazing guide with an enormous passion for it. I highly...More

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This museum has an amazing and beautiful collection of pipes from all over the world. Ben gave a great tour and was very informative. One of the best museums we visited in Amsterdam.

Thank maire_kirkland
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It was a dark and rainy day, but my GF and I decided to visit various museums. The Pipe Museum was the second that we hit that day. Hold and behold, it became the highlight of the day. The setting, the exposition and, especially, the...More

Thank Girik0
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for your enthusiastic review. Our collection of smoking pipes and its setting in the 17th C. canal house are both remarkable, surprising many of our visitors. Luckily our guides do love the subject and are able to take you on in all stories on...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Such an interesting museum with an incredible collection of pipes! A gentleman showed me around and gave me the history of the development of pipes throughout different countries and continents. Beautiful pipes in amazingly great conditions (especially for those that are close to 1,000 years...More

Thank Victoria C
Benedict G, Guest Relations Manager at Amsterdam Pipe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

You are quite right, the (private) collector of the museum collection has always been so selective that he bought only pipes in pristine condition. The quality of the items is one of the points of excellence of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. We do have a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very great museum with a historical context and facts etc. Easy to access. Quirky and fun idea and it's very informative. Pipe shop at the bottom too!

Thank Christopher W
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