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Tropenmuseum

Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31-20-568-82-00
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Ranked #23 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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57 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
143 helpful votes 143 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
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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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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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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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Wigan
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Opted for a visit to the Tropenmuseum whilst spending a few days in Amsterdam, it is a little out of the centre past the small zoo, so potentially getting the tram would be better. The museum was full of interesting acrchives and exhibits that encouraged you to discover the development of the Netherlands and it's colonies. I felt it might... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I hadn't planned to stop here whilst visiting Amsterdam, but upon passing the museum on to the way to and from my hostel, it drew my interest - and rightly so. A highly interesting ethnography museum, with the exhibition on the Dutch Colonialism being particularly well presented and informative.

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