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The exterior of the Allard Pierson Museum is to be painted from 28 June to 10 September.

Work location - Allard Pierson
The yellow lines indicate where the painting will be done.

Work schedule

The work is to be carried out in a phased approach from 28 June to 10 September. The section on the garden side will be painted first, followed by the section on the roof. 
The work will depend on the weather, so the work schedule is subject to change. We will do our utmost to avoid changes. Updates on any major deviations will be published on the website.
The work is to be performed during the working hours set by Amsterdam City Council, after 7:00 am. Out of respect for local residents, we will endeavour to start work after 7:30 am wherever possible. Hence, working hours will be from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on working days.

How will the work affect local residents, students, staff and visitors? 

Scaffolding will be erected and dismantled for the painting work. This can cause noise nuisance. 

Dates for erecting and dismantling scaffolding:

  • 28 June to 9 July: putting up scaffolding on the garden side;
  • 30 August to 10 September: taking down scaffolding on the garden side;
  • 26 July to 30 July: putting up scaffolding for the inner courtyard roof and the façade-side roof;
  • 30 August to 3 September: taking down scaffolding for the inner courtyard roof and the façade-side roof.

The painting work will require sanding to be carried out first. The sanding will be done from 7:30 am until 10:00 am to minimise noise nuisance. It may occasionally be done outside of these hours, but this will be kept to a minimum and should only be for a short while.

Loading and unloading of scaffolding and materials will be done in the courtyard (garden side) of the Allard Pierson Museum, as the work is to be done at the rear of the building. This, too, will entail noise nuisance.

Comments or questions? 

If you have any comments or questions, please get in touch with area manager Abdullah Al Awwadi by sending an email to or by calling +31 (0)6 211 55 032.