Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum is part of the Pijpenkabinet Foundation and as a collection unique in the Netherlands and Europe. As a specialized museum the museum exhibits the world wide culture of pipe smoking and the use of tobacco. The presentation gives a profound idea of smoking in five continents from the earliest times (500 B.C.) till present days.
The categories of the collections of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum vary from archaeological to historic and from folk art to ethnographic.
Interestingly, many of the old clay pipes portray boineros; be it Richard Wagner, general Montgomery, Béarnaise folk character Cadetou or simply a sailor wearing a black beret.

1 comment:

  1. I missed this when I was there! Rats!