Welcome at the Allard Pierson! If you are looking for a unexpected quiet, authentic and surprising venue in the very heart of the old city centre of Amsterdam, you are at the right place! The Allard Pierson is situated next to a promenade alongside the canal, in the middle of the shopping and entertainment area of Amsterdam.
Organise your event in the city centre
Our service and catering team is ready to care your event in our historical building to perfection. Combine a meeting, lecture or dinner with a guided (or unguided) tour around our museum. The Allard Pierson houses one of the most beautiful and richest heritage collections in the world. It shows treasures that the University of Amsterdam has collected over the past decades: from archaeological treasures and the famous Amsterdam Bleau atlases to theater costumes, the first manuscript of the Max Havelaar or the original prints by Maria Sybilla Merian.
Treat your guests to a special and original day or evening: organize a ‘dinner pensant’, a dinner with a theme that is linked to pieces from our collection. One of our experts will turn your lunch or dinner into a day that your guests have never experienced before. Or end your meeting with a drink and then go for a boat for a trip on the canals of the city. All of Amsterdam's highlights are within walking distance, so you can easily combine your meeting with various activities during the day. We would love to receive you and your guests at the Allard Pierson!