14 February 2014
For groups the Amsterdam Pipe Museum serves a special welcome coffee. While seated comfortably in the middle of the exhibition, our guide gives an explanation on the smoking customs around the world, highlighting some of the items from our unique collection.
This week we had two very different groups: twelve house wives from Badhoevedorp, a village just outside Amsterdam, who showed a special interest in the luxury smoking implements of the nineteenth century pipe smoker. The second group was a mix of people from different countries seeking asylum in the Netherlands. Every one of them searched for the pipes from their own country such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Soudan, etc. For some of them this was the first encounter with the traditional smoking habits from their country.
Interested in having your own guided tour with a group? Contact the museum (Benedict Goes - 020-4211779).