A great place to learn about the history and culture of smoking pipes.
The Amsterdam Pipe Museum's location at Prinsengracht 488
The Amsterdam Pipe Museum* presents the worldwide, fascinating story about pipe smoking and tobaccology. The presentation gives a profound idea of smoking in 5 continents from the earliest times (500 B.C.) till present days.
The museum's collection consists of over 35,000 smoking pipes and related items, making it one of the largest collections of its kind in the world.
It includes pipes from all over the world, ranging from traditional European pipes to more exotic pipes from places like Africa and Asia.
The collection is a life time work of Don Duco, a serious collector who spent 40 years to bring together the world's most renowned pipe collection.
* formerly known as Pijpenkabinet
The collection includes pipes made from various materials such as wood, clay, meerschaum, porcelain, and even precious metals like silver and gold.
The collection of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum also features pipes that belonged to famous people such as Sherlock Holmes, Albert Einstein, and Pablo Picasso.
The most remarkable pieces from the collection can be viewed online: Highlights of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum .
The museum is located in an Amsterdam canal house from the 17th century near Leidseplein in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam.
Other nearby attractions are Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Stadsschouwburg and Paradiso.
tram 2 12 Prinsengracht
tram 1 5 7 19 Leidseplein
local_parking Parking De Hoofdstad
|€ 7.50||6-16 years|