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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful building. Disappointing in that it appears to be for children and teenagers at most even though there are some very important sections here, about slavery and the Dutch territories. Nice bit of history not really shown interestingly. A music section that...More

Thank Shlomo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not say, I was very excited about this museum :) I saw more interesting places then this. Plus it is a bit far from the center. If you do not have much time in the city, I think there are more interesting places...More

Thank Julita S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew from a friend that it was quite interesting, but I did not expected so much. The location and organization of the spaces are already quite interesting. In the space there are few different exhibitions, some permanent and some temporary. I really liked in...More

Thank Giulia80Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Netherlands was a major colonial power, as early at the 17th century (and before). The empire reached into South America, Africa, and Asia, and merchants and travelers brought back art and artifacts from all these places to Amsterdam. This "tropical museum" features items from...More

2  Thank Jeffwithtwoels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear nasturtiumseed, We are sad to hear that you did not have a very good time at our museum. If you wish to you can always send us an e-mail to tell us what exactly happened : info@tropenmuseum.nl or you can send us a private...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

Reviewed 24 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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

Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 21 August 2017

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

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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!!

1  Thank HansBr
Kim W, Webteam at Tropenmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

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

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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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