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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

Scary staff who yell at you for other staff members mistakes. Unfriendly and surly service in the restaurant. There wasn't that much to see, I was disappointed that it was more a museum of Dutch colonisation but I think that the interpretation of information may...More

Thank nasturtiumseed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to start our discovery of Amsterdam with Tropenmuseum. I don't know why, we just did it, even if it was a little bit off of the beaten path. We liked the description, we liked the fact it was a little bit different in...More

Thank AndreeaConstantin
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear AndreeaConstantin, Thanks for your positive reaction! Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my previous visits to Amsterdam I had missed this one, thinking that it wes not for me. What I found was quite different to my expectations and very interesting indeed. everything from the tropical areas , except the mozzies!

Thank 446leichhardt
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 446leichhardt, What a nice comment, thank you! Hopefully until next time. Greetings, Rachel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb setting, fascinating and varied exhibitions (Aleppo, Body art, Indonesia etc) Leave the hustle and bustle of the centre of town, take the number 9 tram and enjoy. You will not regret the trip!

Thank leminier
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Beste leminier, Thanks for your positive reaction! Hopefully you'll visit the museum again in the near future. Kind greetings, Rachel

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there specifically to see the Indonesian exhibit. It is excellent and provides a quick lesson of the role the Dutch had in Indonesia. Not all was good!!

Thank HansBr
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear HansBr, Thanks for your reaction on. Yes, it's true that not everything was good!! It's nice to hear that you found the exhibit excellent. Hopefully we'll see you soon inthe museum again. Kind greetings, Rachel

Reviewed 10 August 2017

There were so many different exhibitions at the this place! We came for the Body Art exhibit but also enjoyed the Music and other exhibits. It's a nice building as well. I recommend 1 to 1.5 hours for this place.

Thank difelidi
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear difelidi, Thanks for your positive feedback. Hopefully you'll visit the museum again in the near future! Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We came as a family with a 5 and 6 year old. The museum was set in a beautiful park where we spent some time before and after. The museum focused on various groups of people, identities, stories, etc. The children loved taking part in...More

Thank ssaleh2017
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear ssaleh2017, Thanks for your positive feedback! We are glad to hear that you had a good time in the museum. I will pass the bit about the cafe being expensive to one of my colleagues. Hopefully we'll see you in the museum sometime in...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

This museum offers up a different take on Dutch history with an exclusive focus on its colonial rule. Fascinating exhibitions displayed in an impressive building. I particularly enjoyed the section on the Dutch East India Company. Third floor temporary exhibit on body art was not...More

Thank Brichford
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Brichford, Thank you for visiting and for your positive words about our exhibitions. We hope to see you back in the future! Kind regards, Aernout

Reviewed 31 July 2017

I was told that this museum is often overlooked by visitors coming to Amsterdam. I don't understand why - the building itself is amazing, with a soaring entrance hall reflecting the greatness of Dutch exploration age. It houses an interesting collection of art and artifacts...More

Thank Juma1707
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Juma1707, Thank you for your reaction. We agree that the museum should not be missed and hope to see you back in the future! Kind regards, Aernout

Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I went to Amsterdam for a 5-day honeymoon. We had a great experience visiting one of the largest museums in Amsterdam, which is an ethnographic museum which houses collections for many geographical areas such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia &...More

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Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear JK-TheNilssons, Thank you for your reaction. We are glad you and your wife enjoyed our Indonesia exhibition and we hope to see you back in the future! Kind regards, Aernout

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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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