Amsterdam Pipe Museum
In the atmospheric ambiance of a historic Amsterdam canal house, the Amsterdam Pipe Museum presents an overview of fashion and design in smoking pipes. The exhibition spans a period of 2,500 years, with exciting objects from five continents. In the meantime, the museum has been renovated and looks radiant again.
Visit Amsterdam Pipe Museum with your City Card
It is not necessary to reserve a time slot to visit this location with your City Card. Make sure that your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.
World famous pipe collection
The collection is the life's work of a serious collector who, in forty years, amassed the world's most renowned collection of pipes. The possibility of a personal tour of the main floor of the collector's house makes your visit an unexpected experience.
The origin of the tobacco pipe
The museum shows the tobacco pipe from its origin with the American Indians more than five hundred years BC to the present day. Ranging from the famous long Gouda clay pipe to artistic pipes from the 19th century, cut from meerschaum and wood. The hand-painted porcelain pipe bowls with miniatures from the German language area are beautiful. French smokers in particular are known for the small works of art from which they smoked their tobacco: portraits of famous contemporaries that portray the smoker's personal interests. In this way the pipe is elevated from a simple utility item to a conversation piece .
European pipes and ethnographic smoking utensils
In addition to European pipes, the museum displays ethnographic smoking utensils from more than sixty countries. Notable are the Turkish water pipes, the enormous ceremonial African pipes, finely carved Maori pipes or precious Chinese opium pipes. Each culture has its own forms, adapted to the local smoking habits and traditions, which the museum displays through pipes and smoking attributes.
The museum shop
The museum shop in the basement is an unexpected El Dorado, for pipe smokers and visitors looking for something unique: from smoking kitsch to design. And for those looking for more depth, there is a variety of publications.
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