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Tropenmuseum

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 568 8200
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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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Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of kris, diorama, ancient indonesian artefacts, preserved biology/animal parts endemic to Indonesia, and their conquest in Indonesia, which I think they put it in a kind of regretting the past. They have a lot of cool stuff, though.

Thank Yanuar A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since my teenager years I keep coming back to this museum. Here's where I learnt first about the diversity of the world and where my appetite for travel started. Their exhibitions stand out especially, so before going there see if there's anything to your liking....More

Thank indegloria
Kim W, Stagiaire Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Indegloria, Thank you for your kind and positive words. I'm glad it was all to your likings! We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This extremely well set-up museum is a great way to be educated regarding the colonial past of the Netherlands. Don't miss it!

Thank Marcel D
Kim W, Stagiaire Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marcel, Thank you for your positive words and glad you experienced a fun way of education! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend i went with my children to the museum, to be precise we went to the interactive exhibition "Ziezo Morocco" a nice experience for children, however mine (3 and 4) are just a bit too small... I think as from 5 years onwards this...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum depicts stories of humankind. It is a museum about non-western world cultures presenting and demonstrating, through its expositions, a variety of human themes ranging through conflict, suffering, prayer and religion, grief, celebration and mourning. Each display or section allows the visitor to get...More

Thank Seevali D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a World traveller with a fascination with other peoples and cultures, I found this place ticked all the boxes. It currently has a top floor exhibition covering clothing, modern fashion from Third World Locations and a very enlightening section on body art and cultural...More

Thank GARY H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My Honeybee and me enjoyed all the exhibitions: Body Art, Aleppo, Morocco etc , BUT our favorite was the indigenous music and how it has morphed into the Blues, Hip Hop, SKA, and all the others. MAN! It was so Coooool! You've got to check...More

Thank Amsterdaman
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It is a beautiful building. Disappointing in that it appears to be for children and teenagers at most even though there are some very important sections here, about slavery and the Dutch territories. Nice bit of history not really shown interestingly. A music section that...More

1  Thank Shlomo D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I would not say, I was very excited about this museum :) I saw more interesting places then this. Plus it is a bit far from the center. If you do not have much time in the city, I think there are more interesting places...More

Thank Julita S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I knew from a friend that it was quite interesting, but I did not expected so much. The location and organization of the spaces are already quite interesting. In the space there are few different exhibitions, some permanent and some temporary. I really liked in...More

Thank Giulia80Z
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Taltul38
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Response from Marjolein747 | Reviewed this property |
There is a special children's section which I love even better than the rest of the museum!
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julie S
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Response from AngelikiR | Reviewed this property |
It's a big museum. with much to see, and it definitely needs time on your part to be able to fully enjoy it. A toddler rarely stays quiet for long and cannot yet really enjoy a museum yet, any museum... So I would say, if... More
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