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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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"dutch colonies"
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"different cultures"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside this impressive building is a very interesting and spacious museum. Displays of the Dutch Empire in Asia , African fashions ,Body Art are well set out and the museum is very peaceful . It is worth a trip to visit this museum which is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprisingly quiet space, full of important exhibitions. This includes the Afro-Futurism exhibit, with excellent photos, and an unusual exhibition on body adornment. The ethnographic materials are clearly described, with reflective pieces on the origins of museum content (a legacy of colonialism in many cases)....More

Thank robotninjafish
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited this museum a long time ago and remembered it as begin rather old fashioned and colonial. It clearly has had a major makeover and has fine displays about body art, African fashion and much about Indonesia. It is a wonderful light open...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i trully recommend visit this museum not from center of city but from eastern docklands through exotic etnic streets and markets the museum has interesting exposition of colonial story of Netherlands in South East Asia. And this is exposition with modern view for european colonial...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Well worth the effort to get a bit out of the centre and visit the tropenmuseum. The top floor features two temporary exhibitions (one on body art and the other on African fashion) and the middle floor permanent exhibitions on the Dutch empire. As someone...More

Thank Kristin S
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Kim W, Web Care at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kristin S, Thanks for your reaction. We're happy you enjoyed our museum. Hopefully we'll see you next time! Kind greetings, Rachel

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The museum had some interesting exhibits and, for an anthropologist, it would be fascinating. My wife and I are both social scientists and it was interesting to us. I liked the museum enough but got bored about 1/4 way through it. Their exhibits are very...More

Thank taraship
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Kim W, Web Care at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear taraship, Thanks for your reaction. I will pass along your feedback to a colleague of the museum. Kind greetings, Tropenmuseum

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Back in the 80's I stayed in the hotel next door so a visit to the Museum was a must. I am not sure if I reviewed it then but I was much impressed with it. So much so that on this year's visit to...More

Thank SirNorman
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Kim W, Web Care at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SirNorman, Were sad to hear that you did not enjoy the Tropenmuseum as much this time around. As you mention here as well , it is true that the museum has changed with the times. I will pass along your feedback to colleagues of...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I got student discount, clear info of exhibitions and there was lockers to place your jacket. It was interesting and encompassing.

Thank Ronja V
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum is unlike any other...exhibits of body art and fashion, next to artefacts from the Netherlands' Indonesian colonies and beyond...all housed in a stately palatial building. We enjoyed most the journey into Dutch Indonesia, with film footage of the strangest 'occupation', the tropical setting,...More

Thank natalie s
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I had a wonderful time visiting the Tropenmuseum on a recent trip to Amsterdam. The museum is situated within a beautiful building which is worth going to see in itself. The exhibitions which were currently on when I visited were Body Art, Fashion Cities Africa,...More

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Corinne B
25 February 2018|
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Response from FayeInAmsterdam | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no musical instruments this time in Het Tropenmuseum, but other nice exbibitions about cultures. Enjoy!
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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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