Pipe Museum’s fiftieth anniversary
1 October 2019
The discovery of a large number of clay pipes on 1 October 1969 was the formal start of our museum. This find on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam is today exactly half a century ago. How appropriate that the museum is now located within walking distance on the Prinsengracht. A lot has changed in those fifty years. The modest private collection became a registered museum with a versatile collection of smoking utensils in which almost all cultures of the world are represented. In short, the museum offers the worldwide culture of smoking. In the coming year we celebrate this milestone with a series of special events that expose our work.