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Address: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 568 8200

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Annemieke H
Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I heard this museum is often overlooked by tourists due to its location. The building itself is magnificent. I was in awe looking at the Light Hall. This museum, along with Museum Volkenkunde, boast the largest ethnographic collections among Netherlands' museum. However, I found the intention of the collection display is a bit different, because Tropenmuseum slightly focuses its permanent... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building with wonderful educational exhibitions for young or old. Easily reachable by tram or bus.

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum may take a little effort to visit - although it is easily reached by the #10 Tram. The focus here is on other cultures and areas of the world developed by Dutch traders. Plan to spend time here - and definitely visit the cafe for super-good treats.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was downright fantastic and amazing. It's a beautiful building and they made a great museum out of it. I like stairs and going around with a lot of change. Also great after a mushroom based meal. Probably even better.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this museum for about 50 years of my life. Always amazed when visiting as a boy by all it's display of the Dutch colonial history. With that memory I went back some 10 years ago and was very pleasant surprised by it's modernization and opening up to more area's of the world. We visited again a few times,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself makes you open your eyes wide! Recently refurbished, the Tropen is spacious with beautifully displayed artifacts. It includes worldwide cultures with informative display boards. Good idea to take your own headphones and then you can enjoy the music area without having to pay extra. Enjoyed the Buddha display but would have liked to know where the many... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable. Opens only at 10:00. No possibility to reach the restaurant from the main entrance. You have to pay for ticket. Or go round the building. Answer from staff was not the most diplomatic. Then in restaurant surprise .... vending machine is out of order. Since when? Still out of order??? Wanted to see the Pacific department (Only) Museum sooooo... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Large, well organized museum. This museum tells the story of the Dutch East Trading company and the history of the wealth of Amsterdam. An excellent way to learn some history of the many places the Dutch 'did business' with. Not very crowded, has a small cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of three museums housing the collection of the historic Tropenmuseum. This museum has changing exhibitions and a permanent collection which covers the history of Dutch Colonialism, ethnography, and currently has an nice exhibition on the life of Budha.

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