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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 yesterday via mobile

Great visit into the rest of the world! Walking thru different villages in different part of the world will enchant young and old! Enjoy!!!!

Thank Gigi G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Tropenmuseum is one of my favourite museums in the Netherlands. The permanent exhibition on south east Asia was brilliant. The temporary exhibition on modern African fashion and design was intriguing. Recommended!

Thank rgrol
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum changes its special exhibitions regularly. The permanent exhibition gives a pretty good idea of the Dutch colonial past.

Thank Ingrid03553
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spontaneously I went to this museum. Did not know what’s on, but this time I hit the “jackpot”. An exhibition about embellishment on human canvas is beautiful and inspiring. The exhibition about the diversity of African fashion is fun and I learned quite a lot....More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Kim W, Stagiaire Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Faye! Thank you for your kind words! Always nice to hear that our visitors had a nice and inspiring day at the museum. And you're right: there's much more to discover! We hope to welcome you again soon. Best, Veerle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited we started off in an exhibition on body art, featuring works from all over the world. We then saw a photo exhibition on Aleppo. There was also an African fashion feature and an extensive section on Dutch colonialism. Very interesting and definitely...More

Thank VeeMaVe
Kim W, Stagiair Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi VeeMaVe, Thank you for your kind words! It's always nice to hear visitors have had a good experience at our museum and with our changing exhibitions. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tropen museum located on the other side of the town. It’s a big museum about human’s issues as rights and beliefs. Fashion, tattoos and history are some of the museum’s exhibits. You have a free entrance with IAMSTERDAM card. Inside the museum we had small...More

1  Thank MariosBalaskas
Kim W, Online Stagiaire at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Mario, Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience at the museum. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 11 December 2017

First visit ever to the Tropenmuseum. Loved the exhibition about music through the years, don't forget to bring your headphones. Lot of things from different cultures, and quite a lot from Indonesia, the former Dutch colonies. I love the building, and one can spend a...More

1  Thank Rudolf B
Kim W, Stagiair Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Rudolf, Thank you for your enthusiasm and kind words! We're glad you had a nice first visit at the Tropenmuseum. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best, Veerle

Reviewed 4 December 2017

I was already planning to see this museum, but was very pleasantly surprised when the shuttle driver told me that the building is worth seeing for the architecture alone. The architecture is gorgeous--several floors surround an expansive atrium. The permanent collections (on Southeast Asia, part...More

Thank Agnes Q
Kim W, Intern Online Editor at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Agnes! Thank you for your positivity and kind words. I'm glad to hear you had a nice experience in the museum! We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Had a wonderful day in here. Very interesting current exhibitions on Body Art and recent African fashion. Well worth a visit. Lovely cafe and very friendly staff.

Thank Janice B
Kim W, Stagiair Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Janice, I'm glad to hear you had a nice experience at the Tropenmuseum and of course the cafe. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best, Veerle

Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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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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