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Tropenmuseum

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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed...

The Tropenmuseum is a museum about people, housed in an impressive listed building overlooking Amsterdam's Oosterpark. The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict. From Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America: come to the Tropenmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.

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Worth going just to see the building

Amsterdam seems to be a city with numerous 'museums' - that all are accessible with the iamamsterdam card. This is one of them. It is currently, as of Feb. 2017, about 25% under... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amsterdam seems to be a city with numerous 'museums' - that all are accessible with the iamamsterdam card. This is one of them. It is currently, as of Feb. 2017, about 25% under renovations. However, there is still a collection of oddly assorted artifacts to look at. The reasoning behind the collections is a bit of a mystery but it... More 

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shoalhaven,australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

UNusual ollection of all things Tropical..artefacts from Asia and India,including any original photographs, musical instruments, and other theatrical objects like masks, puppets and costumes. GReat museum to take the kids to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great but short visit to the museum and was fascinated from start to finish. The building itself is great and very romantic, huge space grand stairways, the stonework is quite exceptional. Now to the displays, all carefully laid out with good write ups and information on items in Dutch and English. I had a pram and child... More 

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Wedel, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Don't judge a museum by its entrance - after you entered here and have seen this quite modern white, sterile entrance with the front desk, you'll be pleasantly surprised once you go up the tiny staircase - that's quite a building! The special exhibition about Buddha was on, this focused on the different aspects of buddhism in Asia and was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had not planned on visiting the tropenmuseum but stumbled upon this place when out for a walk. No queue to get in which was another reason to go in. We paid in and decided to start on the top floor. At the time there was an exhibition about Dutch colonies in Africa. An amazing exhibit. We then moved down... More 

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is mostly about the old Dutch colonies but also has some other interesting temporary exhibitions. This time we had the Buddha exhibition which was really interesting as well as the Rhythm and Roots showing the influence of the African slavery in today's music.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Tropenmuseum is one of the most thought through ethnological museums in Europe. It openly questions Dutch colonialism, its aftermath and deals with present problems, too. And the Rhythm & Blues exhibition is fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum especially if you want to know more about Dutch colonies and see authentic materials, documents, costumes and other artefacts from that time. Beautiful video documentaries as well. Even my 5 year old daughter liked it. Clean toilets and baby changing room. Free entry with the IamAmsterdam card. A lot of information about Surinam. After a visit, walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Ethnographic museum (as some call it) truly merits a visit if not 2. Scenes from Holland's colonial past as well as numerous exhibits about the world "out there" will both inform, entertain and, in some cases distress (the movie about measuring the size and form craniums of indigenous peoples by "doctors" wearing the typical 18h century "helmets" are no... More 

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Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited this museum just for an hour, that is not enough, but I got a good impression and will return. The building and inner space are very nice, on all the seperate exhibitions you still feel the building as a whole because of the bighall with the galleries around it. Very nice exhibition on influence of slave music on different... More 

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