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Tropenmuseum

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #24 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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Adelaide, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
57 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a very well set out museum with a good selection of ethnographic works - the descriptions are clear, and in English as well as Dutch. The relatively small size makes it a relaxing place to wander around.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love museums, but sometimes I feel like, "Enough paintings and sculpture!" The crowds in places like The Van Gogh Museum, the Victoria and Albert, The Louvre, are tiresome, especially swarming around "famous Paintings", trying to take selfie with Mona Lisa, argh. Tropenmuseum is a treat and not crowded. Three floors in a beautiful building completely dedicated to the cultures... More

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The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An amazing place where you simply don't know where to look- the wonderful exhibits or the building itself, which is gorgeous, from the ceilings and staircases down to the elephant door handles at the toilets.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Suggest you go and see the "Soulmade" exhibition in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Why? Because it combines and contrasts ethnographic objects and modern art in a very interesting manner. I would love to live in one of those rooms. They made me dream away, thinking of faraway places and of the people who lived there, handling these objects. The contemporary... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum unfortunately is unknown to many people. It should't be that way. The grand building is beautiful old fashioned architecture. The permanent exhibition is mostly about the former Dutch colonies, with a historical note from both perspectives. To my surprise, I run into a statue of Santo Nino de Atocha and la Virgencita de Guadalupe too in the area... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Tropenmuseum is genuinely one of the most enjoyable museums I've ever been to. Expensive ticket price, but certainly well worth it. There is a good collection, combined with some very good displays and interactive material. The North African gallery is particularly worth visiting. The material is well-displayed with tickets in both Dutch and English. The museum café is also... More

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Alexandria, VA
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35 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a fabulous ethnographic museum with a wealth of information (in Dutch and English) and artifacts from many cultures, not just those that the Dutch had colonized. Plan on spending at least two to three hours as you select which exhibits to see, enjoy, and learn.

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Washington, DC
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38 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I am shocked more people do not know about the Tropenmuseum -- it is full of surprises! I must admit, not all surprises were good, but in the end it added up to a wonderful day and an excellent value. First surprise is the name -- it is not "Tropical"! It is an ethnographic museum that gives you an experience... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have visited a lot of museums and tjis is one of the best. As a teacher, I wish this museum was in South west England as I know my class would love a trip there. Was fortunaye enough tp visit during the giga origami exhibition which was right up my street. A great attraction

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing Museum. Interactive displays different cultures around the Equator and the Dutch colonel. Department for Brazil amazingly beautiful.

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