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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

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

Thank Rudolf B
Kim W, Stagiair Online at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks 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 9 November 2017 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 3 weeks ago

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 9 November 2017

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 November 2017

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 31 October 2017

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 27 October 2017

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
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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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